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From Snow to Sand - October 6, 2013

Much like my favourite books series (the Dark Tower, say thank ya for asking) it is not possible to fit everything I want to in one telling. For once I have quite a bit to blog about so I will take a leaf out of the book series and split this blog into manageable sizes. [...]

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Stockholm; an eye opener - August 19, 2013

May the 18th 2013 and I have managed to wrangle myself six weeks out of the office. I was finished my first placement at Rolls-Royce Submarines and was moving on to Babcock-Marine in Faslane. How did I get six weeks away from offices? First I was on annual leave for a couple of weeks; I [...]

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Stepping Back in Time - July 18, 2013

Our industry is at the forefront of technology and science and it can be easy to get lost in all the new developments like when we learned about particle accelerators at our time at CERN. However I got the opportunity to go back in time to a period in our industry when things were a [...]

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10 reasons why Edison was wrong -

May 2013 I’ve been having a think about what I’d want to write in blog numero deux. I do most of my thinking in the shower, so naturally the effort that I’ve put into this has racked up some decent leccy bills, and has left GRamsey hopping around outside the bathroom for some hours cumulatively. [...]

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Stores, Scotland and Sellafield - June 27, 2013

Well it’s nearly the end of my first placement up in Scotland and it has been an interesting experience, with what I have been able to learn, be able to take part in and the people whom I have met. If I were to write down everything then it would be the same size as [...]

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Trains, CSI and Water Bowls -

It’s now April and off to a conference being hosted by the Institute of Physics about Nuclear Physics. Now this was being held in York University with a mixture of both academic and industrial delegates there to talk about the latest news in nuclear physics research, whether it be the progress of nuclear fusion reactors, [...]

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How to Explain Chemical Engineering to a 4 year Old? -

When I applied for nucleargraduates on that cold February night back in 2012, I vaguely remember seeing in the role requirements section something along the lines of “ability to communicate with all ages”. After almost 8 months with nucleargraduates they really do test this! During the course of a work day I may interact with senior management members of Chapelcross. [...]

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Science club -

every activity will be around 6 times messier than you ever anticipated it could be (sorry Murray Park cleaners)

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Daleks, Dry Ice and Windmills -

Don’t worry you are reading the correct blog and not on one about an episode of Doctor Who, (the latest was a good episode), though in one of my STEM events consisted of daleks and dry ice. It’s now middle of March and I am in full swing of STEM events with going to several [...]

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Tokamak Attack -

Oxfordshire 1991: Your mind may immediately cast itself back to the heights of rave culture and the days of the Forest Hill Pits, but in spite of all the techno and amphetamine abuse (or perhaps, in part, because of it?) this was the scene of a significant moment in the history of man.

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