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March 2014

Welcome to the blog, you can read all about the latest news for the sections and take a look in our archive. Scroll through the latest posts below, or select a section from the dropdown.

by Martin Zaltz Austwick, a lecturer in data visualisation and programming at the Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA) at UCL, with an interest in cities and networks, having previously studied quantum physics and worked as a medical laser physicist.

You can find his blog at sociablephysics.com, or follow him on twitter @sociablephysics.


Ellie CosgraveBy Dr Ellie Cosgrave, engineer and ScienceGrrl director.

By Karen Folkes, Chair of the 'Public Attitudes to Science' Steering Group and Deputy Head of Science and Society, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

Nearly a year ago, I wrote on this blog to set out what we were doing to update our evidence on UK public attitudes to science. As you can see from all the other posts, there has been a lot of activity since. And now we’re able to publish what we’ve found.

By Emily O’Regan, UK Young Scientist of the Year 2013. Emily is currently studying at Bangor University and won the National Science + Engineering Competition in March last year with her project on flamingo breeding.


For me, it has been quite a hectic year. I won UK Young Scientist of the Year 2013, travelled half way across the world to volunteer, and moved 250 miles away from home to start university.

by Katie Griffiths, the Young People's Programme Assistant at the British Science Association.


Have you heard of Hedy Lamarr, who developed the concept of frequency-hopping that is behind modern day Bluetooth and wireless technology, but who is better known for her acting ability and beautiful face?

By Faisal Khan, Head of Science at The Market Bosworth School, Leicestershire, and National Science & Engineering Week 2013 Best Secondary School Event Award winner.

This is the second blog post from Faisal on the Market Bosworth School's preparation for National Science & Engineering Week. You can read the first post here.