Professor Colin Moffat

Professor Colin Moffat

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Head of Science, Marine Scotland

Making scientific slime

31st August 2017

So, what did you do at the weekend? I spent a morning making slime! Feeling a bit like Heston Blumenthal, I added some PVA glue, a few drops of food colouring and a 2% solution of Borax to a plastic bag and a few squishes later and the slime was ready! The occasion was TechFest Festival…

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Madeira. It’s not all about cake.

4th August 2017

Madeira is a small (801 km2) volcanic island in the Atlantic Ocean, almost due west of Marrakesh.  With a total population not much larger than that of Aberdeen, this island relies heavily on tourism.  In this context, it is perhaps not that surprising, that marine litter is something which they want to highlight. When I…

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