Will humans evolve in the future?

June 17, 2013

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Portraits of people from the past – we have all seen them. But have you ever considered how different we are now from people who lived hundreds of years ago? Or how we will compare to future generations? The answer to the first question: we haven’t changed much. The answer to the second: there are […]

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Cambridge Science Festival-25th March 2013

March 31, 2013

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What do you associate with scientific research? Hi-tech Equipment? Progress? A person? A place? The Cavendish Laboratory? My trip to the Cambridge Science Festival challenged some of my ideas about scientific research and it became clear how science has developed into our image of it today. Even my idea of the Cavendish Laboratory was “wrong”-having […]

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Science News Update-9th March 2013

March 9, 2013

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What makes science so interesting? I think it is partly down to its dynamic and progressive nature; new discoveries are constantly being made and we can feel that we are continually moving towards greater understanding of the world and the universe. On that note, this post is an update on the news in science this […]

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Trip to the Rutherford-Appleton Laboratory-1st March 2013

March 3, 2013

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Fresh from a visit to the Rutherford-Appleton Laboratory in Oxfordshire, the subject of this entry is particle accelerators. On arrival at the lab, it became clear that it is much more than just a lab, it’s in fact part of a whole complex of buildings dedicated to research at the Harwell Science and Innovation Campus, […]

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Ultrasound in Medicine-A Revolution in Diagnosis from Acoustics-23rd January 2013

February 16, 2013

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Professor Francis Duck gave this intriguing lecture to a particularly large crowd the other day, giving us an insight on the developments of Ultrasound. It was a great lecture, demonstrating a union of Physics and Biology that I hadn’t considered before. A quick biography of Professor Francis Duck: He is a visiting Professor at Royal […]

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Will we find life on the exoplanet Gliese 581g?

January 27, 2013

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Here is a poster that I made on the possibility of finding life on an ‘exoplanet’ that is very similar to Earth. As we know many exoplanets have already been discovered and more are identified on an almost daily basis – So the possibilities are endless! For a Hi-Res version of the poster click here: […]

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Stargazing Live, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, 10th January 2012

January 20, 2013

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You may have recently seen the Stargazing Live series on BBC 2. If you didn’t, it’s a science program all about the Universe. The program hosted a number of events up and down the country, including one at Portsmouth Dockyard which I attended. As my first post, here are some interesting facts from the event: […]

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