Catalyst Volume 17 Issue 4
This issue of Catalyst includes the following articles:
Journey Into Inner Space
By the end of 2007, physicists working at Europe’s Large Hadron Collider hope to have received the first results from what is probably the biggest, most expensive and most ambitious scientific experiment ever carried out. Later, they hope to solve the mystery of the fundamental forces of nature.
Exploration Geology - Careers
This article looks at careers in geological exploration.
During the last century whales were hunted and killed by many nations for the valuable materials they provided. Whale populations collapsed as a result. This article looks in detail at this example of human impact on the environment.
This article describes CERN, the particle physics lab.
Forests, Carbon and Climate
Scientists are only beginning to understand just how complex and fascinating the relationship between trees, the carbon cycle and climate really is. This article explores how aspects of a GCSE science course relate to the latest research.
The element carbon exists in a number of allotropic forms, but diamonds have always held a special allure, whether it be for their hardness or for their transparency. The article examines how they can be made artificially and looks at some of their uses.
Measuring Carbon Cycling
The article looks at how to measure parts of carbon cycling as it happens in forests.
Dr Gillian Lockwood
The article describes the career of Dr Gillian Lockwood who works as a reproductive biologist.
The article focuses on using computers to crunch data from CERN.
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