BREXIT and what it means for UK universities and colleges

Well you heard it, the vote is in and BREXIT it is. So what does that mean for universities and colleges and what does it mean for students applying to study in the UK? Take a look at a Times Higher Education article published in 2015, regarding the pros and cons of a Brexit vote.  Many in 2015 did not believe this would become a reality.  But the reality is here and the consequences are already creating ripple effects in higher education. Most likely to be ...

Rare Earth’s – Europium

  Europium, symbol Eu, atomic mass 63. Europium is a super conductor at around 2K. It is used interestingly to screen for genetic disorders such as Down's syndrome. It is also being considered to be used in nuclear reactors as it is a very good neutron absorber (source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Europium - accessed on 3rd Dec 2010).    

Europium (Eu) and the Moon

Europium is sort silver metal. It was discovered in Paris (hence the name) by Eugene – Anatole Demarcay in 1901. It is found in the rare earth metals or the Lanthanides. Strangely, it is found in moon rock, in much higher amounts than expected. Moon rock also contains to 2+ ion, rather than the 3+ ion found on the Earth. This implies that the Moon was formed under reducing conditions and also, perhaps more importantly, that the Moon and Earth are made ...