In this episode of the Astroholic LIVE, Dr Duncan Astle joined us to talk about the latest research into learning in children. We also talk about satellite galaxies made exclusively of dark matter, the three-body problem, the right-hand rule, tardigrades, and much more.
The post “Meet The Tardigrades” was in lieu of an activity that I planned for the ‘Royal Institution of Great Britain Lates’ event “Surviving in Space.” And who better to represent ultimate survival than the amazing tardigrades? It was a great evening, we talked to about
There’s a creature on earth that can survive the most extreme conditions on (and thanks to humans off) the planet! It’s called a tardigrade, but people also call it a “waterbear” or “moss piglet.” Tardigrades are aquatic eight-legged animals no longer than one millimeter in length
Thermodynamics is a funny area of physics, where different physical quantities are profoundly connected. In this video we look at how reducing the pressure allows you to reduce the boiling point of water.
One of my favourite pieces of science communication written by any scientist is Hubble’s “The Exploration of Space”. It was written in 1929 and published in Harper’s Magazine (158: 732) for the general public. I find it absolutely fascinating, but I’ve come to realise that the people who
In the latest Astroholic live, we talk about gravitational waves, penis transplants, solar panels, animals that can do photosynthesis, and rogue planets. We are joined by the wonderful Joby Hollis, who’s a physical chemist (or a chemical physicist) and an expert on printable photocells.
Today, in my day job I wrote about the momentous discovery of gravitational waves by LIGO. There are four major discoveries associated with the detection: First of all, today it was announced that on 14th September 2015 gravitational waves were observed by both LIGO detectors.
This time, Matt and I talk about warp drive, Planet 9, Welsh Dragons, A.I.s and obviously we provide shaken and not stirred cocktails and our usual silliness!
That is an excellent question, and the answer lies with the two theories of relativity: special and general.