Apatite for Destruction experiment summary

This is a summary of the experiments we've been doing. We'll get the results of most of them on Saturday (18th Feb) at the results event in Cardiff.  Making hydroxyl apatite (HA) in the lab   The people in Cardiff (Cardiff Catalysis Institute, our partners in this project) have been trying to make HA on pieces … Continue reading Apatite for Destruction experiment summary

25 things we learned by running a radical citizen science project about nappies (as you do)

At the end of a project, you usually put weeks or even months of effort into evaluating it and writing an evaluation report. Then about three people read your report. Which is a shame, because if you've been honest, there's stuff in there that might be useful to other people. So I thought I'd write … Continue reading 25 things we learned by running a radical citizen science project about nappies (as you do)

Live chat with Verity Mann and Trisha Schofield from the Good Housekeeping Institute

  For our fifth live chat our guests of honour were Trisha Schofield and Verity Mann, respectively Head and Deputy Head of Testing at the Good Housekeeping Institute. Both are responsible for testing large, domestic appliances such as washing machines and dishwashers and also a number of products and services. Trisha has been doing this … Continue reading Live chat with Verity Mann and Trisha Schofield from the Good Housekeeping Institute

Live chat with fabric technologist Ian Strudwick

For our third live chat we had the pleasure to speak to Ian Strudwick, technical manager of Shirley Technologies in Manchester. This is a collection of laboratories involved in independent testing on textiles and polymers using standardised washing tests. Ian is therefore the perfect person to answer all our washing machine related question, and we … Continue reading Live chat with fabric technologist Ian Strudwick

Our first live chat, with Penny Broderick of the Nappy Library Information Service

This week saw the Nappy Science Gang's first live chat with an expert related to the project - and what a chat it was! From now on, live chats will happen regularly, so watch this space for details! One Tuesday 12th May at 8pm, we had the pleasure and privilege of putting our questions to … Continue reading Our first live chat, with Penny Broderick of the Nappy Library Information Service