Should we bring wolves back to Britain?

Zara - Year 13 Student Editor’s Note: This essay forms part of a collection of student works published in the 2020 edition of Salutaris, the GSAL Sixth Form academic journal. It was originally published here in The GSAL Journal. CPD Having recently won an essay prize, I commissioned Zara to come up with a way of visually capturing and … Continue reading Should we bring wolves back to Britain?

Could the neutrino be the most interesting particle in physics?

Flaka - Year 13 Student Editor’s Note: This essay forms part of a collection of student works published in the 2020 edition of Salutaris, the GSAL Sixth Form academic journal. It was originally published here in The GSAL Journal. References are available upon request. CPD As the science of the universe, physics aims to understand the events … Continue reading Could the neutrino be the most interesting particle in physics?

Modifying polyethylene for the production of antimicrobial surfaces

Ari - Year 12 Student Editor's Note: Aspiring chemical engineer Ari in Year 12 writes here for the GSAL Science Magazine about how polyethylene might be modified in such a way as to allow it to be used to produce anti-microbial surfaces. This is Ari's third contribution to The GSAL Journal; you can read more … Continue reading Modifying polyethylene for the production of antimicrobial surfaces

Is nuclear fusion the solution to the energy crisis?

Ari - Year 12 Student Editor's Note: Passionate Year 12 student Ari is aspiring to become a chemical engineer. She recently made the most of the opportunity to attend a free Friends of Imperial webinar, entitled "Fusion Future: The Sun's Power on Earth". Ari writes here about the event and shares her thoughts on the … Continue reading Is nuclear fusion the solution to the energy crisis?

Inertial Confinement: Solution to the Energy Crisis?

Chamequa - Year 12 Student Editor's Note: Talented Year 12 student Chamequa writes here for the GSAL Science Magazine on the fascinating prospect of using nuclear fusion, through a technique called inertial confinement, to produce a plentiful source of renewable energy. Is this soon to be a reality, or will it forever remain 'just 20 … Continue reading Inertial Confinement: Solution to the Energy Crisis?

Gel developed to help prevent wildfires

Riya - Year 10 Student Editor’s Note: Year 10 student Riya writes here for the GSAL Science Magazine, looking at a remarkable breakthrough in wildfire fighting technology. As global warming increases the number, scale and intensity of wildfires, researchers at Stanford University have developed a gel which could be used to help prevent wildfires in the future. CPD … Continue reading Gel developed to help prevent wildfires

The pharmaceutical industry’s contamination of water: the aftermath of antidepressants

Ari - Year 12 Student Editor's Note: Year 12 student Ari writes here for the GSAL Science Magazine, looking at the serious long-term impact of antidepressant medication on the natural environment. More effective water treatment technologies are certainly in the pipeline: is this soon to be an environmental success story? CPD [Featured image: Antidepressants. (Wallpaper … Continue reading The pharmaceutical industry’s contamination of water: the aftermath of antidepressants