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