How Did Something Come From Nothing?
Apr11

How Did Something Come From Nothing?

How Did Something Come From Nothing? : Questions do not come much deeper than this and until the 1970s only theologians and philosophers felt able to take it on (plus physics students still in the bar at closing time)

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Why Can’t We Travel Faster than the Speed of Light
Jul19

Why Can’t We Travel Faster than the Speed of Light

Why Can’t We Travel Faster than the Speed of Light? – This might be news to some of you but if you’re familiar with Einsteins theory of relativity, and that most famous of equations E=mc2, you’ll understand the limitations imposed by the equation. But exactly why should it be like this ?

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Elemental Questions : What is Fire Made of ?
May20

Elemental Questions : What is Fire Made of ?

Fire – one of the most primitive and yet intriguing of the ‘fundamental elements in our world. Indeed one of the things that differentiates mankind from the rest of the animal kingdom is his ability to make and control fire. but : What is fire made of ? What is its atomic structure? What causes things to burst into flame in the first place and why can’t all materials be made to produce flame ?

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Does anyone know what atoms and molecules actually look like?
Mar29

Does anyone know what atoms and molecules actually look like?

That matter is composed of atoms we take for granted … but can we hope to unravel what they actually look like ?

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Why do things burn?
Mar22

Why do things burn?

Burning, technically known as combustion, is a chemical reaction where a substance combines with oxygen and releases energy in the form of heat and light, which we see as flames. The substance starts off in a higher energy state, and by combining with oxygen ends up in a lower energy state.

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Who ‘discovered’ the Atom ?
Feb23

Who ‘discovered’ the Atom ?

The simplest of experiences can hatch eureka moments. Legend has it that despite all his inherited wealth and global travels, the ancient Greek philosopher Democritus hit upon one of the most fundamental of ideas in physics while sitting in the comfort of his own home.

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What Causes the Pull of Gravity ?
Jan01

What Causes the Pull of Gravity ?

One of the most common and baffling science questions is “how does gravity work?”. If you too find yourself confused then rest assured you’re in good company … even Sir Isaac Newton admitted he was baffled by gravity. In this article we look at Einsteins solution to this conundrum.

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The Clock inside the Rock – How do they date ancient rock ?
Aug14

The Clock inside the Rock – How do they date ancient rock ?

Geologist often trot out some incredible facts without a second thought – “This rock is 4.4 billion years old…” said geologist Simon Wilde in 2001 as he introduced the oldest known piece of the Earth, but how did he know?

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Seeing Neutrinos
Apr03

Seeing Neutrinos

What would you say if we said that you were able to see Neutrinos – small sub-atomic particles – with the naked eye.I don’t think you’d believe us. So it will come as a surprise that one of the smallest and lightest of particles can be observed by anyone with a pair of eyes.

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An Uncertain Future – Predicting Movements of Objects
Apr26

An Uncertain Future – Predicting Movements of Objects

We like to think that science has all the answers and that the more we learn the more we’ll be able to predict and control our environment. But what if there was a limit after which there’s too much uncertainty.

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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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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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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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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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