Archive January 2016

Computer breaks world-record for prime number

3 years ago — Quick Read

The world’s largest prime, a number that can only be divided by 1 and itself, has been uncovered by a computer in Missouri. The 22 million digit number has smashed...

Only engineering technicians need apply

3 years ago — Quick Read

The remotest job in the world could be yours - if you are an engineering technician. The British Antarctic Survey is recruiting support teams for its research based in Antarctica...

Dissolving brain monitor developed by scientists

3 years ago — Quick Read

Traditionally an injured brain requires several rounds of surgery, a mess of wires and exposed wounds in order to find out what’s happening. However, this could be about to change....

Annual Education Conference gives teachers opportunity to engage with IOP

3 years ago — Quick Read

The Institute of Physics (IOP) held its annual Association for Science Education conference in Birmingham earlier this month. It is a popular event, attracting hundreds of science teachers and others...

Bring your doodles to life

3 years ago — Quick Read

In a video for the Telegraph, one of the latest products - the Livescribe 3 Smartpen - is tested by journalist Harry Wallop to see how effective it actually is...