Pykrete – Aircraft Carriers made of Wood & Ice
Aug28

Pykrete – Aircraft Carriers made of Wood & Ice

Pykrete is a real substance made from wood chips and ice with strange and fantastical properties that were actually considered for use in building Royal Navy aircraft carriers during World War II.

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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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How To … Fire a Musket
Apr20

How To … Fire a Musket

In the Napoleonic wars the cannon and musket was king of the battlefield. But how do you load and fire a smooth bore musket ?

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The Anthropic Principle
Apr13

The Anthropic Principle

Why does the universe have all the right physical characteristics to support intelligent life. How probable is it ? Does the universe only exist at all once it has conscious observers ?

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Krampus – The ‘Anti-Santa Claus’
Dec06

Krampus – The ‘Anti-Santa Claus’

Meet a new and disturbing character to add to the pantheon of Christmas mythical beings … Krampus!

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Mind & Body – Where do they begin and end
Sep16

Mind & Body – Where do they begin and end

The Mind-Body problem. One of philosophy’s great topics of conjecture and debate. How are mental phenomena explicable in terms of, or otherwise related to, physical states and events in the body ?

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Winnie’s Wicked Wit
Jul29

Winnie’s Wicked Wit

As well as being one of Britain’s greatest ever leaders Winston Churchill was endowed with a sharp wit and turn of phrase.

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Brain in a Vat – What is Reality
May13

Brain in a Vat – What is Reality

What if the concepts put forward by the films “The Matrix” and “Vanilla Sky” were real ?

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