Tag: National Science Week

  • National Science Week 2021 – Science in the laundry

    National Science Week 2021 –  Science in the laundry

    How did people make their shirts so bright? Q. In the days when state of the art laundries all featured coppers, mangles and cement tubs, just how did people make those shirts so bright. A. They used an optical brightener – Reckitt’s Starch. The science: Optical brighteners absorb energy from ultra-violet light. This energy ‘pushes’ some […]

  • National Science Week – T.S. Mort

    National Science Week – T.S. Mort

    Thomas Sutcliffe Mort Today marks the beginning of National Science Week. The theme for schools in 2013 is A Century of Australian Science. After a quick glance at the Moruya and District Historical Society’s museum you realise that to a large extent everyone in the early days was a scientist. Indigenous artefacts, home-made recipes for […]