Tuesday 07th July 2020,
Frontiers Magazine

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I Fly the Pentland

The first Orkney resident to cross the Pentland Firth by air was The Orcadian’s young reporter, 18-year-old Agnes Shearer, who would later become the writer Ann Scott-Moncrieff – and in a short life produce acclaimed work that included stories of adventure for children and those of every age with a feeling of the open road [...]

April 16, 2015 Agnes M. Shearer Going Further Comments Off
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Making waves

Scotland is at the forefront of research and technological development in the field of wave and tidal energy and is home to leading companies such as Pelamis and Aquamarine. These companies are producing a whole new generation of wave and current devices which are starting to feed energy into the grid. Scale model tests on [...]

June 24, 2013 Clive Greated Going Further 0
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Metals in Medicine: Zinc

The art of geometry Metals play an important role in the development of drugs and medicines for the future, and when we combine particular metals with organic molecules to form a drug it’s known as a metallodrug. Particular metals have extremely important roles in human physiology, so by finding out all we can about the [...]

June 24, 2013 Allison Kirsop Going Further Comments Off
Luigi Fantappié and the physics of life

Luigi Fantappié and the physics of life

Eggs break and we cannot repair them, cups smash into pieces, and the dominant force in the world is the breakdown of any order, leading to the growth of entropy as described in the Second Law of Thermodynamics. That seemed to be part of the bedrock of physics, but now it is being challenged by [...]

March 17, 2013 Mary Leonard Going Further Comments Off
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The solitary wave and the ship-building Scotsman

In February 1999 Mr John Sibley was killed when his small pleasure boat overturned off the coast off the Suffolk Coast of England. He was a non-swimmer gone for a day’s sea fishing with a friend in calm seas. Yet his friend recalls a freak, solitary 10-foot wave. Why? This was no tsunami. There was [...]

March 13, 2013 Alan Champneys Going Further 0
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Metals In Medicine: Vanadium

Sea-squirts and Mushrooms Vanadium was named after Vanadis, the Norse goddess of beauty, due to its tendency to form compounds and solutions with a wide variety of colours. Vanadium is as abundant as zinc in the earth’s crust (0.015%), and is highly resistant to corrosion and very hard. Small quantities of vanadium add strength to [...]

March 12, 2013 Allison Kirsop Going Further 0
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Washington Irving and the rediscovery of the lost centuries of knowledge

The journey of two friends in Spain nearly two centuries ago began a process of rediscovery that continues today: the awakening of Europe’s knowledge of an ancient heritage – and of lost centuries in the history of science. It happened in the spring of 1829, and they were both working in embassies in Madrid, and [...]

March 11, 2013 Howie Firth Going Further 0
Where mountaintop meets infinity

Where mountaintop meets infinity

About the closest we here on Earth can come to touching the sky is atop the arching Karakoram-Kunlun mountain range in south-central Asia. It has the highest road in the world, on a plateau about 6,000 metres above sea level. Hitching a ride northward from Kailas Mountain, the holiest site in western Tibet, over the [...]

March 1, 2013 Kala Perkins Going Further 0