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Innovation Science & Physics Technology

Teleportation? It’s a matter of fact!

“Very funny, Mr. Scott. Now beam down my clothes!” While we’re still many years from such high-tech’ practical jokes & japes, some very, very, very clever people are making great leaps over short distances with some very, very, very small stuff. “Until now scientists have teleported similar objects such as light or single atoms over […]

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Environment Science & Physics Society & Culture

When it comes to the environment, not in my back yard!

So you let your dog loose. Running across a mist-shrouded field on some autumn morning. He disappears into the distant trees emerging eerily from the blanket of fog to tend to his early morning ablutions. Moments later he re-emerges, and the two of you return home. An act repeated not just once that morning in […]

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Environment Personal Science & Physics

Similarities across scales of size and proportion

As a child watching the water teem down the tiled wall, I saw a pattern that I’d seen in pictures before. As the water ran down the subtly uneven tile surface, the straight course of the water being ejected from the shower head would begin to meander and bow. In an instant, this straight course […]

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Personal Science & Physics Technology

We have all the time in the world

My fascination with time travel has been with me for as long as I can recall. The very idea of being able to travel back through history and view distant events is something truly amazing and the stuff of wistful dreams. Indeed, within Albert Einstein’s various seminal works at the turn of the last century, […]

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Environment Personal Review Science & Physics Society & Culture

Review: Gaia: A New Look at Life on Earth

OK, I’ll be honest, I’m not the kind of guy who sits down with a novel and reads all day. I don’t like reading something unless there’s a purpose to it, other than simple entertainment. So my bookshelf is typically filled with edifying material; such as programming primers and books covering scientific, astronomical and historical […]