Pluralitas non est ponenda sine necessitate;” or “Plurality should not be posited without necessity.” A philosophical proposition that has shaped our world view.
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.
The story of the miracle drug that we tend to take for granted today … Penicillan.
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.
Solar cells, or photovoltaic cells, convert energy from sunlight into electricity… but how? What principles lie behind this technology?
What would you say if scientists could show that brain activity to press a button occurred 7 seconds before you consciously made the decision to even do so ?
Is it possible to recreate the language of Stone Age man, spoken between 30,000 and 100,000 years ago? Some linguists believe it is.
How many of us have a foot a foot long ?
What are the origins of some of the measurements we use today.