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A 16-billion-pound project, 20 years in the making

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 30, 2017 1:25:11 PM / by Dave Tebbutt posted in Industry, Education, University of Derby, IQ

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Used by more than 30 countries worldwide and even powering the Mars Rover, nuclear power generates around 14% of the worlds electricity from over 400 nuclear power plants around the globe.

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Wrapping up 2016 with the IQ elves

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 22, 2016 8:30:00 AM / by Dave Tebbutt posted in IQ

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The workshop at HQ is very busy this time of year, filled with merry jingles as the IQ elves are trying to wrap all the presents ordered from ShopatIQ ready for Santa to deliver on Christmas Eve.

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An awe inspiring destructive force of nature

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 17, 2016 10:58:32 AM / by Dave Tebbutt posted in IQ

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Provider of one of nature’s most awe inspiring displays and a force capable of destroying entire civilisations. Volcanoes are essentially a rupture in the earth’s crust, allowing magma to reach the surface of the earth.

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A glimpse into ancient life, often long since passed

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 10, 2016 10:38:14 AM / by Dave Tebbutt posted in IQ

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Sedimentary rocks make up around 75% of the earths surface, found both in and on the Earth’s crust they are formed when sediments like sand and silt collect and harden.

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95 miles of coastline…185 million years of history

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 4, 2016 9:39:31 AM / by Dave Tebbutt posted in IQ

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Looking back on National Minerals Week got me thinking about the fascinating stories rocks can tell us from the worlds history, charting climate and environmental change over millions of years. They can uncover a story of vast deserts, tropical seas, lush swamps and ancient forests.

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