If there was ever a word that a physicist dreads hearing in common parlance, it has to be ‘quantum’. Believe me, I think I’ve heard this word abused more than perhaps any other. As such, in this episode of Passionately Curious, back after a long hiatus, we’ll be diving into the how and what of … More Passionately Curious: What The Hell Is Quantum?
“It’s the end of the world as we know it – and I feel fine.” – R.E.M. It’s the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine). As Chaucer (reportedly) said rather long ago: “All good things must come to an end.” It seems that this is indeed the case for … More Passionately Curious: So Long, and Thanks For All the Fish
Well, that’s my article for today. Enjoy the rest of the week guys. I’m pulling your leg, of course. Today I’ll be taking a look into how the hell a giant lump of metal, weighing in at around 200 tons, can take off and just chill up high in the atmosphere pretending it’s a bird. … More Passionately Curious – Taking Flight
As you may well know by now, I’m a huge fan of the natural sciences. Usually, I use the space allotted to me here to try and explain some interesting bit of science in more simple terms, so that those of us who aren’t as big on the giant formulas and heavy textbooks can … More Passionately Curious – An Interstaller Investigation
I, like most University students, and in fact most people, enjoy a good cup of coffee. When it’s been a long night, and that lecture just can’t quite seem to keep your attention, one dose of the ol’ midnight brew will get you pepped up, alert and awake. Most of us just take it for … More Passionately Curious: Coffee O’Clock
The universe is weird. Like, really friggin’ weird. There are things like a cosmic speed limit and magical buzz words like ‘Dark Matter’ and ‘Dark Energy’, and a plethora of other strange and mysterious subjects that even those who work on them their entire lives might never truly understand. And today, we’ll be talking about … More Passionately Curious – Living on the Edge
Science is pretty damn awesome. For starters, it’s proven rather good at providing us with all kinds of nifty stuff: like the electronic device you might be reading this on, or the breakfast you had this morning, or the beer you drank way too much of last night. Probably, some of you are screaming at … More Passionately Curious – Why You Should Never Kiss A Shark