Scientists have created the first ever 2D map of the Overhauser field in organic LEDs, shedding light on the challenges we face in designing accurate quantum-based technologies.
Quantum Levitation: A Floating Columbia
A city floating in the sky. Could such a concept ever become a reality with our current understanding of rocket and levitation technology?
An Animal Face to the Climate Change Conundrum
The Bigger Issue We’ve seen several photographs recently highlighting the trauma inflicted upon many animals due to the unprecedented rate of change in the world’s climatic systems (from the already iconic photo of a koala from the Australian bushfires to starving polar bears). This shocking imagery kicks our empathetic system into gear as we sympathise... Continue Reading →
The Abductive Detective: Prologue
The heavy panting of the ginger haired man reverberated into the foggy night. His legs demanded that he stop to give them time to rejuvenate, but the sharp and penetrating echos of the twigs that snapped merely metres behind him only perpetuated the adrenaline beating through his veins.
Can we induce artificial gravity in space?
Could we really create artificial gravity up in space?
The Most Elusive Waves in the Universe
We could be on the verge of discovering the most elusive waves in the history of physics!
Interstellar Chemistry: An Elemental Universe
How did the elements come to be? A first look at interstellar chemistry.
Physics of Star Wars: The Lightsaber
Could you build a real-life lightsaber? What does the physics of today have to say about it?
General Relativity: 100 years of Einstein’s greatest theory
Einstein's theory turns 100 years old today. Yet its implication are still being felt. See why this amazing theory still holds up today, and how it shaped the world around us.
Orbiting a Black Hole
If the Sun were to collapse into a black hole right now, would we survive? Before we tackle this question, let's get our hands dirty with a bit of the physics behind black holes. Firstly we have to find out what they actually are, and how they were proposed in the first place. On top... Continue Reading →
Sputnik: The Soviet satellite that changed the World
The Cold War. It was a time of espionage, competing political ideologies, and nuclear weapons. But while the James Bond’s of each nation were saving the world from top secret evil organisations, the two superpowers of the world were desperately trying to outwit each other both politically and economically. And they knew exactly what the... Continue Reading →
The Dark Side of the Universe
At the turn of the twentieth century, the solution to a trivial problem in physics led to one of the most revolutionary theories imaginable. Now, more than a century later it seems as though history is on the verge of repeating itself with the realisation that our world, along with the rest of the observable... Continue Reading →
Confronting Aliens: Are We In Danger?
If the human race were to ever pick up an alien like signal, should we respond? On one hand it will be an amazing discovery, finally succeeding in our search to find intelligent life other than ourselves in the cosmos. But on the other, could we be risking the extinction of the human race by... Continue Reading →
Falling into a Black Hole
The year is 2241. You are an astronaut on-board the 'Orion Interstellar Space Module', or OISM for short. You contemplate what your journey has in store, but know that it is of little use to ponder over. The hatchet doors lock into place, its metallic joints fully lubricated. You fall into a deep slumber as... Continue Reading →
Tides of a Jupiter System
Life. It is abundant on this world we call Planet Earth. But where else could life possibly exist in our solar system? Mars, maybe Venus? Possibly. But there is one other planetary body which NASA has their eye's set upon - Europa. Europa itself is just a satellite - one of the four large moon... Continue Reading →