Megan - 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. This is the first time that this piece of work has been published online. CPD There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.(Unknown, 1885) Statistics … Continue reading How to Lie with Statistics
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
Ayushman - Year 12 Student Editor's Note: Year 12 student Ayushman writes here for the GSAL Science Magazine, exploring the complexities of aerodynamics in Formula 1 motor racing. He focusses in particular on the creation of all-important downforce that allows cars to manoeuvre at high speeds without losing grip. This is Ayushman’s third article to … Continue reading Aerodynamics in Formula 1
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?
Jake - Year 12 Student Editor's Note: Talented Year 12 Further Mathematician Jake writes here on the convergence of the sum of reciprocals. This is Jake's second publication in The GSAL Journal; you can read more from Jake here. CPD Introduction Let us consider the set of sums: When taken to the limit as x … Continue reading Convergence of the sum of reciprocals
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?
Theo - Year 12 Student Editor's Note: Year 12 student Theo writes about prosthetic eyes for the GSAL Science Magazine, exploring this developing marvel of modern medicine and how it restores some sight to patients with retinal damage. This is Theo's second publication in The GSAL Journal; you can read more from Theo here. CPD … Continue reading The Prosthetic Eye
Jakub – Year 12 Student Editor’s Note: Year 12 student Jakub writes here for the GSAL Science Magazine on the serious issue of the treatment of cancer, one of the greatest challenges in modern medicine. This is Jakub's second publication in The GSAL Journal; you can read more from Jakub here. CPD [Featured image: FDA approves first cancer treatment based on … Continue reading The Treatment of Cancer
Michal - Year 12 Student Editor’s Note: Year 12 student Michal writes here for the GSAL Science Magazine on the fascinating topic of robot rights. As Michal notes, "[a]rtificial intelligence raises serious questions about philosophical boundaries. While we may ask if sentient robots are conscious or deserving of rights, it forces us to pose basic questions like ‘What … Continue reading Robot Rights – an impossibility or an inevitability?
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