Are We Capable of Understanding the Universe ?
Jan15

Are We Capable of Understanding the Universe ?

The pursuit of science is based on the belief that the explanations we seek are comprehensible to the human brain. But supposing they’re not? What if no human brain is well enough equipped to understand the universe. What if we are fooling ourselves?

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We are Stardust …
Dec28

We are Stardust …

We are Stardust … the chemical elements that make up our bodies, originated, with one exception, in the turbulent body of a star

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Voyager 1 & 2 – Emissary to Alien Worlds
Nov09

Voyager 1 & 2 – Emissary to Alien Worlds

Voyager I & II has a strange payload. Messages from 1977 Earth to aliens !

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Fusion Reactors – The Holy Grail of Green Power
Oct23

Fusion Reactors – The Holy Grail of Green Power

Nuclear fusion is the energy source of the future. It promises to be a safe, clean and supply virtually limitless energy source. But how will it likely work?

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Chaos and Disorder – or Why does it always happen to me ?
Sep25

Chaos and Disorder – or Why does it always happen to me ?

Why do so many things seem to go wrong ? Sometimes you suspect that the universe is out to get you! We need to look at some scientific theories surround something called Entropy or the “The laws of thermodynamics”

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Ground Source Heat Pumps
Sep04

Ground Source Heat Pumps

Ground Source heat pumps promise to supply most if not all the heating required for any new house without drawing ANY energy from the Electricity Grid! What are they? Ground source heat pumps use solar energy naturally stored in soil, bedrock and groundwater as a heat source. They do require electricity to operate, but efficiently produce up to five times as much heat energy for every unit of electricity they use. How does it work?A...

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Zero – the rise of nothingness
Aug31

Zero – the rise of nothingness

Zero is now so central to the way we think, and to our key technologies, that it’s hard to imagine a time before we had it.

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How does an Atomic Clock Work ?
Aug10

How does an Atomic Clock Work ?

The most accurate time piece today is an Atomic Clock. But how does it work & what’s the theory behind it ?

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Mr Global Disaster
Jul03

Mr Global Disaster

What would you say if much of the causes of global warming and pollution that the world is currently struggling with could be traced back to one man ?

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How does a Microwave Oven Work ?
Jun19

How does a Microwave Oven Work ?

Microwave ovens are part of everyday life. But how to they work?

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Ockham’s Razor – The Elegance of Simplicity
Jun15

Ockham’s Razor – The Elegance of Simplicity

Pluralitas non est ponenda sine necessitate;” or “Plurality should not be posited without necessity.” A philosophical proposition that has shaped our world view.

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What’s stopping us falling through the floor?
Jun05

What’s stopping us falling through the floor?

Why is it that we don’t fall through the floor? What’s stopping us ? A stupid question, surely ? … not really when you consider what an atom is made up of.

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Penicillin – Wonderstuff
Jun01

Penicillin – Wonderstuff

The story of the miracle drug that we tend to take for granted today … Penicillan.

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How does a Nuclear Bomb work ?
Feb24

How does a Nuclear Bomb work ?

Ever wondered how a nuclear bomb works? Here we look at the physics behind two types of these horrific devices: The Atom (or Fission) bomb and the Hydrogen (or Fusion) bomb.

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Photo Voltic Cells (Solar Panels)
Jan03

Photo Voltic Cells (Solar Panels)

Solar cells, or photovoltaic cells, convert energy from sunlight into electricity… but how? What principles lie behind this technology?

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