• Science in 2014

    With the start of the New Year Impact Science takes a look back at the biggest news stories and discoveries in the world of science and technology in 2014. Science One of the biggest stories of the year was that of the 67P comet landing. The Philae probe from...
  • Women in Science

    Once a profession dominated by males, women are now rising through the ranks in the world of science and technology. But what are the reasons why women have been underrepresented in science for so long ? There are claims of bias; women leaving to have children and lack of...
  • What causes an Aurora?

    Last week saw the bright lights of the Aurora Borealis dancing across the skies of some of Great Britain due to two large solar flares. Aurora comes from the Latin word for sunrise. Although they are commonly known as the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) that is only when they...
  • What is the Ebola Virus?

    There has been extensive coverage over the past few months on the outbreak of the Ebola virus. Having originated in West Africa, it is the deadliest occurrence since 1976 with over 1,400 deaths reported. With numerous reports of it spreading, just what is the Ebola virus? The first major...
  • How to eat like an athlete

    With the World Cup over and the Commonwealth games just beginning it is set to be another sporting summer. But what does it take to be a world class sporting star? Sure, training is crucial but the diet of the sportsmen and women are also tightly regulated. Impact Science...
  • Interview: Brady Haran

    Brady Haran is a video journalist who previously worked for the BBC before becoming an independent film maker. He has collaborated with The University of Nottingham on a number of high profile educational YouTube channels, including Numberphiles and the Sixty Symbols project, which collectively have over 2 million subscribers....
  • Happy App’nin: Meet UoN’s Student App Developers

    Games, lifestyle, cooking, education, maps, languages. Nowadays, it seems everything is covered by mobile apps. With the rise of smart phones, apps have become a huge business in the last few years. In 2013 it was estimated by Gartner that 102 billion apps were downloaded. Despite 90% of these...