Paul Sutton


Expanded Functional groups in Organic Chemistry

Compound Chemistry have some really good resource. From time to time some of these are expanded with even more information.

fuctional groups

Adds some more functional groups what is already a really good resource.



European Antibiotic Awareness Day

When: Nov 18, 2022 from 09:00 to 17:00 (BST) Associated with Careers, Clubs and Cross-Curricular

The European Antibiotic Awareness Day is an annual European public health initiative that takes place on 18 November to raise awareness about the threat to public health of antibiotic resistance and the importance of prudent antibiotic use. The latest data confirms that across the European Union the number of patients infected by resistant bacteria is increasing and that antibiotic resistance is a major threat to public health.



Zooniverse latest 21/10/2022

Interested in helping astronomers classify pictures of distant galaxies from earlier in the Universe’s history? Check out the dawn of Galaxy Zoo’s newest iteration: Galaxy Zoo: Cosmic Dawn!

Galaxy Zoo is the most popular project on the Zooniverse, asking volunteers to classify images of galaxies based on their visual appearance. Galaxies have a variety of shapes, from ball-like ellipticals to those with grand spiral arms, so studying how they form and evolve over cosmic time requires classifying large numbers of them: that’s where you come in!

This week, Galaxy Zoo begins its latest incarnation, Galaxy Zoo: Cosmic Dawn, with tens of thousands of new galaxy images now available for you to help classify! These were taken by the Hyper Suprime-Cam (HSC) on board the 8.2m Subaru telescope on the summit of Mauna Kea in Hawaii, as part of the Hawaii Two-0 (H20) survey.

Compared to previous incarnations of Galaxy Zoo, H20 enables us to see fainter and more distant galaxies from earlier in the Universe's history. This deeper imaging also means we can observe many more distant galaxies in the same patch of sky, so the images you will see may often appear redder and blurrier than you might expect. H20 is a key component to the more ambitious Cosmic Dawn survey, aiming to push the boundaries of extragalactic astronomy by studying galaxy evolution out to a few hundred million years after the Big Bang!

There are also some rare types of galaxies that we don't want to miss, so make sure to check out the Tutorial!

James Pearson, Galaxy Zoo & H2O teams


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Paignton Library STEM Group – October 2022

The October STEM group meeting will be taking place on Saturday 8/10/2022.

Harding is looking at doing a talk / discussion on

  • Historical units, and dimensions in equations.
  • For engineering equations I offer two examples:-
    • The bending of beams
    • Aerodynamic lift from a wing.
  • Well will also have Prospects from Brixham joining us Prospects have interest in “data, data analytics, data science, perhaps making things with sensors and Raspberry Pis”
  • This event also falls during World Space Week



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Peer Review Week

Peer review week

image from the article below, used to help promote article, hopefully fair use

September 19th to 23rd is peer review week

This is very important to help maintain the integrity of science.

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Paignton Library STEM Group – September 2022

The library has Cancelled this event due to the death of HM Queen Elizabeth II.



The power of photonics: from vertical farming to quantum computing

The power of photonics: from vertical farming to quantum computing

I am sharing this link from Physics World, August 31st. Torbay has some industry leading photonics companies, so anyone locally reading this may be interested.

James McKenzie marvels at the wonders of photonics, which is so much more crucial to everyday life than it first appears 


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Paignton Library STEM Group – September 2022

The September STEM group meeting will be taking place on Saturday 10/9/2022.

There is a post on the STEM Group blog with further details.



Seeing universe's most massive known star

Astronomy is making fantastic new discoveries all the time, not just with space based telescopes but with ground based observatories too.

By harnessing the capabilities of the Gemini South telescope in Chile, astronomers have obtained the sharpest image ever of the star R136a1, the most massive known star in the universe. Their research challenges our understanding of the most massive stars and suggests that they may not be as massive as previously thought. 

This article explains more.

We are improving our knowledge and understanding all the time, with new telescopes both earth and space based due to come online over the next decade alone. This is probably a good time to start looking at studying astronomy and being part of something really exciting.




Simple method destroys dangerous 'forever chemicals,' making water safe

Forever chemicals, known as PFAs, are found all over the world. Due to their nature, they are not broken down in nature.

As this means they are also found in drinking water, it puts humans at risk of harm. New research has found a way to remove these from water and make drinking water safer for consumption.