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Are Parallel Universes Just Science Fiction?

... with a life slightly but eerily dissimilar to your own? What if there is an Earth 2.0? While this topic is the ... then do we really have free will, or is our path in our own timeline just predetermined? While for now it is unlikely ... with a life slightly but eerily dissimilar to your own? What if there is an Earth 2.0? While this topic is the ...

Do we live in a multiverse?

... as there could be many parallel worlds, similar to our own where replicas of us lead different lives. There could be ... universes existing in higher dimensional space than our own, and where a gravitational pull is the only thing shared ... which universe we live in? What is the significance of our own existence if there are other universes? Various fields of ...

green numbers against a black background

Are we living in the matrix?

... civilizations might also attain the ability to run their own simulations, such that there are simulations within ... to simulate a full realistic universe as complex as our own, why would they want to? A good place to start in ... civilisations may also attain the ability to run their own simulated realities, so if we are living in a simulation, ...

The Superalloys

... very high temperatures. But impressive as nickel is on its own, it's when it's combined as an alloy with other elements that it really comes into its own. Alloying, which simply means adding small amounts of ...

Archimedes - a portrait by Domenico Fetti

Archimedes: The Original Naked Scientist

... of the king. That Archimedes seemed oblivious to his own nakedness and to onlookers' bemused stares was perhaps ... the very subtle inventions of this divine man in his own writings; from which one most clearly realizes how ...

Making Maths Interesting

... A. Adams' Guesstimation and Guesstimation 2.0 , and my own Ballparking and How Many Licks ? are just a few of the ... in London, here are three sports examples pulled from my own book that illustrate how even simple maths (and perhaps a ...

Rolls Royce Jet engine turbine blade

Making Metals Take the Heat

... performance of these materials is still not enough on its own, and other design tricks are also needed to keep the ... properties when compared to the pure metals on their own. At 1000°C, Ni 3 Al can withstand a load equivalent to ...

Cloud chamber photograph of the first positron ever observed.

Where has all the Antimatter Gone?

... matter) with either some interstellar medium or our own atmosphere - both made of matter. Critically, they don't ... been the victim of an elaborate plot that has led to its own near-complete disappearance. So where are the ...

Atomic structure

Breaking the unbreakable: How the atom was split.

... to upheaving the ideas of established scientists. His own mentor, J.J. Thompson had previously modelled the atom as ... lump of cookie dough. This idea was born from Thompson’s own discovery of the nature of electrons which were observed ...

Do we have free will?

... will is merely an illusion. Although we think we make our own choices, the particles that make up our brains and bodies ...

Quicksand warning sign

What is Quicksand?

... to escape, as a Dutch scientist found when he produced his own home-made variety in the laboratory. Daniel Bonn was on ...

The star explodes violently in a supernova, leaving behind a black hole.

The Science of the Supernova

... when a massive star, meaning one much larger than our own Sun, suddenly collapses, explodes and spawns a black ...

Professor Hertog and Professor Hawking

'I opened a bottle with Stephen Hawking to celebrate our eureka moment' – Prof. Thomas Hertog

... variety, all of which have the same laws of physics as our own. What question are you and the late Stephen Hawking ...

Spinning Tennis Ball

Spintronics: a new spin on electronics

... we can think of electron spin as a planet spinning on its own axis during the orbit. There are two ways this can happen ...

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC)

... of. What approach might he take? He might indulge in his own thought experiment, as Leucippus and Democritus did in ...

View over the Bristol Channel, England from The Naked Scientists Space Balloon

Sending a balloon to space

... we bought off the Internet made more noise of its own than it picked up from the environment, so that was a ... pet dogs inspired a surge of animal owners to submit their own. The stand-out winner, though, was a lady from Cape Town ...

Chris Smith MIOC highschool Croatia

The Naked Scientists visit a Croatian high school

... a fraction into the air. The trick is to consider your own mass, the mass of the gas you're expelling, and the force ... and teachers showed us a science demonstration of their own. Have you ever tied two pieces of string to a slinky and ...

A History of Superconductivity

... no induction of currents, they just start flowing of their own accord. This spooky effect can't be explained by ...

Moon

Forward To The Moon

... a better handle on the threat of meteorite impacts to our own planet. Solar system explorers want a Moon base at the ...

Habitable Exoplanets

Are Habitable Exoplanets Possible?

... to host life. While life has been located around our own star type (as we are here to talk about that revelation), ...

Charged up - the batteries lighting the way to a more sustainable future

... and added a small heater, powered by some of the battery's own energy. They wrapped it in thick insulating material, ...

Why what you see is NOT what you get !

... is literally and metaphorically coloured by our own brains. Watch out - what you see is not necessarily what ...

Light Bulb moment

Let there be light!

... Undeterred, Richard set about building one of his own, and soon realised that his invention filled a gap in the ...

Figure 3: Mars. This image illustrates the amount of detail that can be generated from the Hubble telescope. It captures details only 16 km across, even though it is operating at 68 million km from the planet.

What is Dark Matter and Dark Energy?

... and magnetic fields as physical quantities in their own rights. Dark Matter The first signs that we were somehow ...

What is Special Relativity?

... speed is relative, the ball has no absolute speed of its own and its speed depends on how fast the observer is ...