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Four nifty chemistry life hacks

We all love a life hack that makes our day a little cheaper and easier. And the neat tricks that iron out the niggles of life can come from some interesting places. There's some cool chemistry loitering in your cupboards ...

dateMar 30, 2016 in Other
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Go for the burn—how to melt a satellite

Imagine being confronted with half a tonne or more of metal and composite structures, electronics boxes and solar panels – an unwanted satellite. And then being handed a blowtorch and told to melt it into vapour.

dateDec 15, 2015 in Space Exploration
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Creating the perfect collision

A good car collision should look awful. The more deformed the bumper and front end of the car are, the better. It means that these components have absorbed all of the shock from the collision, leaving the passengers inside ...

dateJul 15, 2015 in Engineering
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