Friday 24th March 2017,
Frontiers Magazine
  • Part of Gale Crater on Mars

    From Orkney to Space: For Schools and Community

    Night skies above us and the latest developments in space science are the subject of forthcoming schools and community presentations in Orkney. Researchers from the University of Edinburgh are joining together with staff from the

  • North-Ronaldsay-with-rainbow

    Dark skies and bright vision

    Among her many community activities in North Ronaldsay, Kathleen Scott coordinated events each year for Orkney International Science Festival and the British Science Association – talks, workshops, night sky photography competitions, and an astronomy weekend.

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    Gravitational waves – and the Papay connection

    Three men are recognised as the pioneers of the LIGO system for detecting gravitational waves, one of the greatest physics discoveries of all time. And it turns out that one of them has Orkney ancestry

  • Birsay-The Kitchener Memorial

    Kitchener and the Hampshire

    A new book on the sinking of HMS Hampshire a hundred years ago has been published. Julie Anya Guthrie welcomes it and reflects on the story of Lord Kitchener and the loss of the ship.

  • Fashion the Future- Aislin, Nyx, Nehalennia and Calypso--frontiers

    Fashion the Future!

    The window of a former Orkney clothing shop is back in action with costumes this week. Aislin, Nyx, Nehalennia and Calypso were specially created for the Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design. Croy’s shop in

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    Earth-sized planet found at nearest star

    It’s been found – a planet that may be suitable for life as we know it, orbiting the nearest star. The star itself, dwarf called Proxima Centauri, gets its name from its nearness to us

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    On Elephant Island

    On 30 August 1916 the Shackleton expedition was rescued from Elephant Island, where they had spent several months in grim conditions after their ship Endurance has been caught and crushed in the ice. Martin Gray

  • Simon Rookyard, the World Porridge Making Champion

    Pulsars to porridge

    Porridge and pulsars are combined in the life of Simon Rookyard, the World Porridge Making Champion – and he will be bringing both together at this year’s Orkney International Science Festival. Just weeks before winning

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    The Ultimate Exploration: Interstellar Flight

    Let’s go to the stars! Human interstellar flight is a problem with significant challenges. The possible approaches to an interstellar journey range from “slow” travel, at 1% of the speed of light or less, where

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Posted On August 22, 2016 | Comments Off

On 30 August 1916 the Shackleton expedition was rescued from Elephant Island, where they had spent several months in grim conditions after their ship Endurance has been caught and crushed in the ice. Martin Gray [...]

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Print it and make it!

August 3, 2016 | Comments Off
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From oil support to electronics online

August 3, 2016 | Comments Off
primula-scotica-by-Douglas-Hourston
Posted On July 14, 2016 | Comments Off

You’ll know it when you see it, with its delicate mauve petals and yellow centre, its short stalk rising from the little rosette of green leaves. It’s a little distance back from the sea-cliffs, tucked [...]

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North Ronaldsay’s woolmill

August 20, 2015 | Comments Off
Part of Gale Crater on Mars
Posted On March 15, 2017 | Comments Off

Night skies above us and the latest developments in space science are the subject of forthcoming schools and community presentations in Orkney. Researchers from the University of Edinburgh are joining together with staff from the [...]

eso1629a

Earth-sized planet found at nearest star

August 24, 2016 | Comments Off
Feat-image--Faroese-by-Lis-Mortensen
Posted On July 17, 2016 | Comments Off

Like a Nordic port of old, the Faroese capital of Torshavn smells evocatively of salt and tar. As we disembark the ferry, the harbour waters lap beneath the modest parliament building with its turf roof [...]

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Riches from the sea

August 20, 2015 | Comments Off
This image of the moon, along with the others here, was produced by Bill Leslie

Der Mond

March 9, 2015 | Comments Off

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Frontiers is a new online magazine highlighting science and people. Our aim is to find fresh ways of viewing existing territory and to look out to new horizons to be explored.

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Our contributors are varied, with one feature in common, their association with the annual Orkney International Science Festival, from where this magazine is produced. Join us at the Frontiers!