Wednesday 07th December 2016,
Frontiers Magazine
  • 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

  • Pt-Wild---Elephant-Island-FEAT-IMG

    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

  • Tandem_Center_Cam_2

    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

  • Bill Graham-T-Exchange-3D printing

    Print it and make it!

    It is a stormy November night in Moray, but a group of enthusiasts are carrying boxes of equipment and heads full of stories into the Findhorn Village Centre, unperturbed by the raging elements. This is

  • Sue-Armstrong

    The gene that cracked the cancer code

    Researchers say that encouraging results are beginning to emerge from early trials of a new cancer drug – targeted at repairing an anti-cancer gene in the human body. The background to the work, which involves

  • Kirkcaldy_photomontage-by-By-Mcwesty

    From oil support to electronics online

    A company in Kirkcaldy has come to the fore in the growing market for home electronics components. A new wave of development in the industry has produced cheap and powerful units which can be used

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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 [...]

Bill Graham-T-Exchange-3D printing

Print it and make it!

August 3, 2016 | Comments Off
Kirkcaldy_photomontage-by-By-Mcwesty

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
eso1629a
Posted On August 24, 2016 | Comments Off

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 [...]

Simon Rookyard, the World Porridge Making Champion

Pulsars to porridge

August 21, 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!