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Graham Kirby

Graham Kirby is graduate of Loughbrough University of Technology in the UK. His current focus is computer technology and consulting and efficient machines. Graham is particularly interested in the physical sciences. He enjoys being able to take complex topics and relating them to young students.

Graham Kirby

Science Facts Written by Graham Kirby

Engineering

Making Cars Out of Soup

There was an old TV show set on a spaceship some time in the future which included a machine about the size of a microwave oven. Whenever people wanted something like a meal or a component to repair ... Continue reading

Engineering

Hollywood To The Rescue

Sixty years ago, World War II was driving many advances in the sciences; a surprising number of these developments have evolved to impact our lives today. At the beginning of the war, scientists and ... Continue reading

Chemistry

Take Two And Call Me In The Morning

Aspirin has been used for hundreds of years to relieve pain and reduce inflammation. It belongs to a group of chemicals called salicylates and was originally derived from the bark of the willow tree. ... Continue reading

Aspirin
Chemistry

What Makes a Candle Burn?

Have you ever wondered how a candle works? If you haven't, think about it for a while. Why does it take so long for the wick to burn down? Why does it need a wick at all? ... Continue reading

A chemical reaction on your birthday cake.