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!
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 →
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 →
How Nuclear Fusion Directly Affects The Earth’s Orbit
Will the Sun's nuclear fusion lead to dramatic consequence for the Earth as we know it?