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Aug
12th
2017

The Sun, the Moon, and Some Family History (with a picture of seaponies) · 9:38pm Aug 12th, 2017

New Particle Gadgeteering blog post: The Sun, the Moon, and Some Family History, which my long-term readers may notice is a recycled Fimfiction post with pony references removed.

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Aug
5th
2017

Dark Matter and Alien Life in North Yorkshire (with a picture of Rarity) · 12:11pm Aug 5th, 2017

New Particle Gadgeteering blog post: Dark Matter and Alien Life in North Yorkshire describing the Boulby Underground Laboratory. I did write a Fimfiction post on my last trip there in 2015. This gives a more general overview.

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Jul
21st
2017

The Many Ways to Search for Dark Matter (with a picture of Luna) · 8:47pm Jul 21st, 2017

Ferret kindly suggested I should do a post here to notify readers whenever I post something on my new Particle Physics Gadgeteering blog. I am happy to do this, but I fear I run the risk of being seen to be spamming my followers with non-pony-related stuff. So in an effort to make it look vaguely legitimate, I will accompany such announcements with pictures of ponies. I have just posted something on

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Nov
11th
2017

Darkest Abruzzo (with a picture of Spike negotiating with private contractors) · 8:39pm Nov 11th, 2017

New Particle Gadgeteering post: Darkest Abruzzo in which I give another story of working in underground laboratories.

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Feb
20th
2018

Catching High Energy Aliens With Cherenkov Light (with a picture of a sonic rainboom - what else?) · 12:11am Feb 20th, 2018

New Particle Gadgeteering post: Catching High Energy Aliens With Cherenkov Light

Cherenkov detectors are awesome.

Jan
9th
2018

Preservation of Life in a Nuclear Age (with a picture of a flower) · 10:58pm Jan 9th, 2018

New Particle Gadgeteering blog post: Preservation of Life in a Nuclear Age, telling a story of a memorable encounter with the late Joseph Rotblat (physicist and peace campaigner) which came back to me this week.

Dec
23rd
2017

Science Communication with My Little Pony Fan Fiction · 6:04pm Dec 23rd, 2017

I have a new post on my Particle Gadgeteering blog, which is all about pony fiction. However (before you all rush off to read it) this one is not written for you (although you are still welcome to read and comment of course). This is my attempt to explain what I do on Fimfiction to my fellow science communicators, many of whom have only the haziest idea about what fan fiction is, and whose only knowledge of My Little Pony is vague memories of a plastic toy from thirty year ago. This is

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Jul
15th
2017

Particle Gadgeteering · 11:11pm Jul 15th, 2017

For anyone interested in my real world adventures and general science stuff, I have now created a non-pony blog. Check out https://particlegadgeteering.wordpress.com/

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Aug
20th
2017

Studying an Eclipse from Deep Underground (with a picture of two princesses investigating plasma physics) · 8:45pm Aug 20th, 2017

New Particle Physics Gadgeteering post: Studying an Eclipse from Deep Underground, which might look like a contrived attempt to attach an eclipse tag to an underground science story, but this is a true report of what I was doing during the 2006 solar eclipse.

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Jul
29th
2017

3D Dreams: A Tale of a Science Communication Adventure with the Welsh Animation Industry, which didn’t happen · 10:56am Jul 29th, 2017

I’ve posted a personal story on my Particle Gadgeteering blog, “3D Dreams: A Tale of a Science Communication Adventure with the Welsh Animation Industry, which didn’t happen”. This might interest anyone curious about animation production. This is also a sort-of prequel to my involvement with Fimfiction as it got me into animations and thinking about ways to mix fiction and science.

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Sep
17th
2017

Popular Science Books and University Admissions (with a picture of filly Twilight) · 8:36pm Sep 17th, 2017

New Particle Gadgeteering post: Popular Science Books and University Admissions, possibly of interest to anyone in the process of applying to university…

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Sep
27th
2017

Life, Particle Physics, and Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease (with a picture of Twilight showing how to hold a pen) · 10:53pm Sep 27th, 2017

New Particle Gadgeteering post: Life, Particle Physics, and Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease, in which I talk about one of the complications of being a non-hoofed creature - specifically the medical condition I live with - and combining it with building particle detectors.

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Oct
17th
2017

Dark Matter Detectors and Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials (with a picture of a book horse) · 9:33pm Oct 17th, 2017

Jan
25th
2018

Particle Tracking: Joining the Dots in the ATLAS Experiment (with a picture for you to complete) · 12:26am Jan 25th, 2018

New Particle Gadgeteering post: Particle Tracking: Joining the Dots in the ATLAS Experiment. More exciting adventures about building particle detectors...

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Jan
1st
2018

Micellaneous New Year's News (incl. Minecraft) · 1:10pm Jan 1st, 2018

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