Science Experiments

Watch Bacteria Turn Water Instantly Into Ice

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.02.2014 | UK Tech

Nothing in science - or the world, really - is a simple as you learned at school. Take water. If you thought all you had to do to turn water into ice ...

WATCH: Copper Pipe + Magnet = Four Seconds Of Science Wonder

Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK Tech

What happens when you drop a powerful, spinning magnet into a fat copper pipe? Wonderful, wonderful things. Ok, well actually more of a sort of ...

How To Set Fire To Water

Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

Two things to say about this. Firstly, you shouldn't try this at home. Secondly - this is really cool......

10 Chemistry Experiment Fails

Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.01.2014 | UK Tech

Chemistry is awesome. It gave us nuclear power, Bunsen burners and, you know, all of life on Earth. Sometimes though - particularly when humans get...

WATCH: Physicists Prove Levitation Exists, On Camera

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

Japanese physicists Yoichi Ochiai, Jun Rekimoto and Takayuki Hoshi have released a new video which manages to prove that science is magic, without rea...

Scientists Can Boil Water In A Trillionth Of A Second

Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.12.2013 | UK Tech

Scientists have figured out how to heat water to 600 degrees C in one trillionth of a second. And yes, while it seems like a belated bid to get on ...

WATCH: Super-Hot Water Navigates A Maze, On Its Own

Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.12.2013 | UK Tech

Super-heated water droplets are able to navigate mazes on their own, if you build the maze in the right way. Gizmodo points us to this neat experim...

WATCH: How To Make A Paper Plane Fly Forever

Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.11.2013 | UK Tech

Hoe do you make a paper plane fly forever? Either you find a way to launch it into the upper atmosphere and then hurtle around the Earth at 8km/s with...

WATCH: Diamonds Levitated With Light, Because Science

Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.10.2013 | UK Tech

Researchers have managed to suspend a diamond in space using light. A team at the University of Rochester, New York, trapped the nanodiamonds in fr...

Eureka! 69-Year-Old Experiment Finally Succeeds

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 19.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education

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Chemical Fire Creates Kraken Monster

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 18.09.2013 | UK Tech

It's a fact of school life, long established, that some science experiments are cooler than others. Burning peanuts to establish calorie content? Bori...

Teacher's Clothes Set On Fire By 'Ball Of Flame' In Science Experiment

Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 01.12.2011 | UK Universities & Education

A teacher at a Buckinghamshire school has been hospitalised after her clothes were set on fire by a "ball of flame" during a "tried and tested" scienc...

Universities Urged To Help Educate Children

PA | Posted 06.12.2011 | UK Universities & Education

Many children do not have access to adequate science facilities, Lord Winston has said as he warned universities had a "key responsibility" to work wi...

Students Soldier On And Crack Secret To The Perfect Boiled Egg

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 05.12.2011 | UK Universities & Education

A group of schoolchildren claim they have discovered the secret to making the perfect boiled egg with soldiers. The schoolgirls, from Sherborne Gir...