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Welcome to the Eton STEM Website! This website will serve as an area for various STEM-related articles written by the boys, any projects that students are currently involved in, and…

Science

The Exciting Prospects of Electrochemistry 

Why do we find ourselves needing to store more and more electricity?  My previous article, which you can find here, explores some of the new technologies being developed to store electricity. We have an ever-growing…

Science

Oil Spills 

The MV Wakashio ran aground on a coral reef, at Pointe d’Esny, Mauritius on July 25, 2020. Within two weeks, the tanker had split in half and started leaking oil into the surrounding waters affecting, according…

Technology

The Bright Future of Solar Power 

Title image credit: MIC  Solar power is the world’s fastest growing energy generation technology. Solar energy production has grown from around 33.71 TWh in 2010 to 724.09 TWh in 2019[1]. Due to its many benefits, it is a very…

Science

Peto’s Paradox 

What Is Cancer?  The ancient disease that is cancer has become a word intertwined with fear and dread. It is often described as the defining plague of our generation and one affecting tens of millions, killing approximately 9.5 million people…

Science

The Grand Design 

When and how did the universe begin? Why is there something rather than nothing? Why are we here? Why are the laws of nature so finely tuned to allow life…

Science, Technology

3D Printing Organs 

A shortage of organs represents a huge current major health crisis. We currently have an ageing population, and as we age, our organs are proven to fail more and, thus,…

Science

The Science Behind the Infinity Stones 

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is perhaps the most well-known film series in cinema history. Having grossed $22.5 Billion, the Disney-owned franchise boasts record-breaking box offices and incredibly high audiences, overtaking the likes…

Science

Genome Sequencing 

Your genome is the instructions for making and maintaining you, written in DNA. The human genome has 3.2 billion letters (nucleobases) and contains around 20,000 genes, the instructions for making proteins. That…

Science

The Ageing Problem 

Ageing is inevitable and always leads to death. Such a statement, although one we like to avoid, is something we all seem to accept as reality. In the modern-day, war…