Category Archives: physics

Magnetism

One single image to explain the shape of the field lines around a bar magnet. I don’t think any further comment is necessary here! Advertisements

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Wow…

I don’t know if you’ve ever watched Vi Hart‘s videos on YouTube, but they’re really quite fantastic. Honestly, if mathematics had ever been made as interesting as she manages to make it back while I was actually studying it, I … Continue reading

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White rooftops?

Global warming and climate change should really be ever present on the collective minds of our species these days. After all, despite science communicators like Carl Sagan having been beseeching us for decades to curb out use of fossil fuels, … Continue reading

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A physicist who never lost her humanity

This is Lise Meitner. You may not recognise her. That’s ok. Most of the scientific community didn’t. In fact, she was arguably one of the most overlooked scientists of the 20th century. But she was a scientific badass and a … Continue reading

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The Higgs: An Unexpected Boson The interesting thing about research is that the most interesting results are always the ones which are unexpected. This is particularly true out in the frontiers of physics where, frequently, no one really knows quite … Continue reading

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Eyes in the sky – looking at exoplanets

Anyone who’s been paying attention this last year will know that it’s been a turbulent year for space telescopes. Turbulent, but not without some unexpected windfalls. One in particular is that earlier this year, the US National Reconnaissance Organisation (NRO) … Continue reading

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Full of hot air!

One of my favourite things to do from time to time on this blog is to answer peoples’ random silly science questions with… well… random silly science. And a friend of mine asked me a brilliant question the other day. … Continue reading

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Planetary Centrifuge

I love classic sci fi movies, but if some advanced alien being could make the whole Earth (as opposed to just the man-made parts) literally stand still, the end results would be nothing short of catastrophic. You see, because most … Continue reading

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Deflection Curvature

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Warp drives! Nothing’s gonna stop us now?

Starships. The idea captures the imagination, doesn’t it? But special relativity is a harsh law to live by if we, as a species, ever plan to make it beyond the constraints of our own solar system. It imposes the ultimate … Continue reading

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