Tag: nuclear physics
Why, in an atom, does the negatively charged elect...
Nov 29, 2019 | Science |
A History of the Atom : Theories and Models
Aug 23, 2019 | Science |
Strange but True : Medical Scanners from Old Battl...
Jul 13, 2018 | General Interest, Science, Technology |
Why are only some substances magnetic?
Nov 24, 2017 | General Interest, Science |
Where Does All the Light Go When you Switch Off the light Switch ?
Oct 31, 2017 | Science |
It seems simple enough - you flip a switch, and in the blink of an eye the room has gone completely dark. But where exactly did all of the light go ? What actually makes the room dark?
So Why Does E=MC2 ?
Sep 5, 2017 | Science |
How Did Something Come From Nothing?
Apr 11, 2017 | Science |
Why Can’t We Travel Faster than the Speed of Light
Jul 19, 2016 | Science |
Elemental Questions : What is Fire Made of ?
May 20, 2016 | General Interest, Science |
Does anyone know what atoms and molecules actually look like?
Mar 29, 2016 |
That matter is composed of atoms we take for granted … but can we hope to unravel what they actually look like ?Read More
Why do things burn?
Mar 22, 2016 |
Burning, technically known as combustion, is a chemical reaction where a substance combines with oxygen and releases energy in the form of heat and light, which we see as flames. The substance starts off in a higher energy state, and by combining with oxygen ends up in a lower energy state.Read More
Who ‘discovered’ the Atom ?
Feb 23, 2016 |
The simplest of experiences can hatch eureka moments. Legend has it that despite all his inherited wealth and global travels, the ancient Greek philosopher Democritus hit upon one of the most fundamental of ideas in physics while sitting in the comfort of his own home.Read More
What Causes the Pull of Gravity ?
Jan 1, 2016 |
One of the most common and baffling science questions is “how does gravity work?”. If you too find yourself confused then rest assured you’re in good company … even Sir Isaac Newton admitted he was baffled by gravity. In this article we look at Einsteins solution to this conundrum.Read More
The Clock inside the Rock – How do they date ancient rock ?
Aug 14, 2015 |
Geologist often trot out some incredible facts without a second thought – “This rock is 4.4 billion years old…” said geologist Simon Wilde in 2001 as he introduced the oldest known piece of the Earth, but how did he know?Read More
Apr 3, 2015 |
What would you say if we said that you were able to see Neutrinos – small sub-atomic particles – with the naked eye.I don’t think you’d believe us. So it will come as a surprise that one of the smallest and lightest of particles can be observed by anyone with a pair of eyes.Read More
An Uncertain Future – Predicting Movements of Objects
Apr 26, 2013 |
We like to think that science has all the answers and that the more we learn the more we’ll be able to predict and control our environment. But what if there was a limit after which there’s too much uncertainty.Read More
Are We Capable of Understanding the Universe ?
Jan 15, 2013 |
The pursuit of science is based on the belief that the explanations we seek are comprehensible to the human brain. But supposing they’re not? What if no human brain is well enough equipped to understand the universe. What if we are fooling ourselves?Read More
We are Stardust …
Dec 28, 2012 |
We are Stardust … the chemical elements that make up our bodies, originated, with one exception, in the turbulent body of a starRead More
Fusion Reactors – The Holy Grail of Green Power
Oct 23, 2012 |
Nuclear fusion is the energy source of the future. It promises to be a safe, clean and supply virtually limitless energy source. But how will it likely work?Read More
How does an Atomic Clock Work ?
Aug 10, 2012 |
The most accurate time piece today is an Atomic Clock. But how does it work & what’s the theory behind it ?Read More
What’s stopping us falling through the floor?
Jun 5, 2012 |
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.Read More
How does a Nuclear Bomb work ?
Feb 24, 2012 |
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.Read More