Tag : Science Shorts

Science | Why are veins blue?

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It is fact that blood is always red so why do the veins transporting it appear blue? Within the body the varying tissue layers absorb light of different wavelengths. Only blue wavelengths reach venous blood and are reflected back to the viewer’s eyes thus causing the observation of a blue … Read More

Science | What does Schrödinger’s Cat refer to?

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Schrödinger’s Cat is a thought experiment used to highlight ambiguity in Quantum Physics. Simplified: A cat is placed in a closed box containing a vial of poison with a 50 per cent chance of breaking. Before opening the box the cat is said to be in super-position, neither dead nor … Read More

Science | What is the world's most dangerous animal?

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In terms of damage infliction, the saltwater crocodile is extremely well equipped! As the largest species in the crocodilian family, an average male can reach up to 5m in length and 450kg in weight. Their powerful jaws contain between 40 and 60 large teeth and when striking the ‘Saltie’ can … Read More

Science | How do didgeridoos produce their distinctive sound?

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This term sees the beginning of ‘Science Shorts’, a series in which science questions will be answered in approximately 100 words. The first one, all in aid of Australia day, looks at how didgeridoos produce their distinctive sound… Surprisingly the sound produced is more to do with the person playing … Read More