Science, Engineering and Maths Themed Playlists

So I created several Science Technology Engineering and Maths (STEM) themed playlists on Spotify following on from the (relative) success of the materials and elements playlists and of course, in the process I went looking for others around the internet have found a few that other people have made... Here I present my findings: My … Continue reading Science, Engineering and Maths Themed Playlists

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Introducing… Superhydrophobic Whisk Design

So every week the Engineering Teaching Office at my university email us all with a newsletter which a few weeks contained, amongst other things, a link to the Electrolux Ideas Lab competition. Intrigued of course I gave it a look, and saw the challenge to be a relatively simple one - how to get more … Continue reading Introducing… Superhydrophobic Whisk Design

Overview… ScotEcoHack and FoodMiles

What? FoodMiles When? 30th - 31st May 2015 Where? Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI) Who? Me, James Friel, and Peter Carragher What About It? The ScotEcoHack looked set to be a really great hack, well organised (apart from there being no stickers for the event to add to our laptops!) and well advertised. A … Continue reading Overview… ScotEcoHack and FoodMiles

A Complete Beginner’s Guide To Hacking: Running Code

This post is part of the series A Complete Beginner's Guide To Hacking Compilers are "computer programs (or set of programs) that transforms source code written in a programming language into another computer language". ¬†You learned earlier that that there are different levels of languages and ultimately the hardware interacts with the binary code - … Continue reading A Complete Beginner’s Guide To Hacking: Running Code

A Complete Beginner’s Guide To Hacking: Writing Code

This post is part of the series A Complete Beginner's Guide To Hacking Shells are the way that a user (as opposed to another computer) interacts with the actual operating system of you computer itself (as opposed to with an application running through your OS). Normally when you are using your computer you probably have … Continue reading A Complete Beginner’s Guide To Hacking: Writing Code

A Complete Beginner’s Guide To Hacking: Working Together

This post is part of A Complete Beginner's Guide To Hacking How To Collaborate One of the problems people encounter when working on projects collaboratively is always how to share and communicate the project so that every member of the team always has the most updated version of it. For lots of things this can … Continue reading A Complete Beginner’s Guide To Hacking: Working Together

A Complete Beginner’s Guide To Hacking: How To Learn Languages

This post is part of the series A Complete Beginner's Guide To Hacking First of all the question needs to be what is it you want to learn? Is it a specific language, is it computer science, or is just experience and practice that you are after? There are generally several different mediums for learning … Continue reading A Complete Beginner’s Guide To Hacking: How To Learn Languages

The Best Twitter Science Humour

As geeky is now cool and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) jokes are mainstream, on t-shirts and television, some might think that all the old jokes have been overused. At the same time, many STEM professionals all over the place are being encouraged to take to social media to share their research and raise the … Continue reading The Best Twitter Science Humour

Thermodynamics Playlist

Following on from my recent materials playlist and elements playlist, I decided to do another 'sciencey' collection of music, and so continuing in the field of materials science I thought I would do a thermodynamics playlist, especially as it was a topic I was revising for my summer exams. Listen to the Spotify playlist here: … Continue reading Thermodynamics Playlist

Periodic Table of Elements Playlist

Inspired by Materials World's recent #materialsplaylist game on Twitter I decided that I would make a more complete and structured playlist of "materials". While looking up songs I found both Materials World's #materialsplaylist 2013 and this very useful list of songs featuring gold. I found that there were too many instrumental and heavy metal songs … Continue reading Periodic Table of Elements Playlist