Recently, the topic of the global warming appeared in the news again, mostly in connection to the newly appointed U.S president and his cabinet; seemingly not having much of support in the current Washington administration. The question we need to ask is: What is the evidence for the global warning, and can we possibly reject … Continue reading Changing climate – the evidence behind our biggest environmental challenge
One of the recurring questions throughout the series has been "can the light barrier be broken?" Unless humankind can build a spacecraft with zero mass, we will never truly reach the stars above. Only massless particles can travel at the speed of light. This expectation is unrealistic. The closest a craft can get to light … Continue reading Travelling Faster Than The Speed Of Light and Time Travel. Part 4
Black holes are some of the most enigmatic objects in science. They have proved that science fact, is sometimes stranger than science fiction. Black holes are the super heavy remains of dead stars. They lurk everywhere, from the centre of galaxies right down to particle collisions in the centre of the CERN super-collider (never fear, … Continue reading Photographing Monsters In The Night
In March 2011, physicists at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN (Centre for European Nuclear Research) in Geneva conducted an experiment to measure the velocity of a Neutrino, one of the elementary particles of nature. At the LHC, conditions can be artificially constructed to create particles which cannot be easily observed. This is how the … Continue reading Speed of Light Series: The Day Time, Space and Reality Broke Down.
Credit : Design Stacks Part 1 focused on the actual speed of light in terms of a figure, 186,282 miles per second. Think about that for a second! In that second, light has travelled almost 2/3 of the way to the moon! Outrageously quick but not infinate. Our Sun is 8 light minutes away from … Continue reading Speed of Light Series Part 2 – Measuring Distance Using Light.
Here is another #MoreToScience post! This time, I'm chatting with my colleague from the Biochemical Society, Lorenza, who is our Training Manager and looks after the training events and the online course on biochemistry. She's got an MSc degree in medical molecular biology from the University of Westminster, and before joining us at the BiochemSoc, she worked … Continue reading #MoreToScience – what’s it like to be a training manager in molecular bioscience?
Credit : DeviantArt One of the most important concepts in physics is the speed of light. As I have mentioned it multiple times in earlier posts, I felt a series in its own right is fitting. The maximum speed in which information in the Universe can travel is the speed of light in a vacuum, … Continue reading Speed Of Light Series. Part 1