Cryonics – Preserving Dead Bodies in order to Resurrect them

What do you think of when you hear the name Walt Disney? Creative genius? Childhood hero? Forever immortalised through choosing to have his corpse frozen, in the hope of one day being resurrected to re-enter the human race? Perhaps the latter isn’t the first thing that springs to mind, but a widespread rumour is that…

Finally – The Science behind Hangovers and How to Cure them

If you’ve witnessed the euphoric high that comes with alcoholic intoxication, chances are that you’ve also suffered from a crippling hangover the next day. A hangover that makes you want to hide in your bed and forget anything else exists, that makes you question the point of your very existence and if it’s all worth…

Metamaterials: Bending light to give you Harry Potter’s invisibility cloak

It sounds incredible, doesn’t it? Like something straight out of a magical world.  Invisibility has long been a concept in science fiction, right from the “cloaking devices” in Star Trek to Harry Potter’s invisibility cloak. It turns out it’s no longer a fantasy – physicists may be one step closer to making your molecules invisible….

The Multiverse Theory – how many versions of me are there?

Imagine a world in which you’re going out with Margot Robbie, everyone wants you, Michael Phelps takes home a bronze medal (let’s be honest, even writing such a thing is ridiculous), Zayn never left 1D, and the iPhone didn’t really catch on. In our last post, we stressed how vast the universe actually is, (See…

The Fermi Paradox – Why haven’t aliens contacted us yet?

There are thought to be 10 million billion intelligent civilisations in the universe, and yet none of them have contacted us yet. Wait what, 10 million billion? Yes, well firstly –  The universe is huge and the Earth is minuscule No matter how big you think the universe is, it’s bigger. Not to mention the fact…

10 Challenges of 3D printing the Media doesn’t tell you about

Everyone who has so much as seen a newspaper over the last decade knows that 3D printing has been one of the the biggest technology media frenzies for a long time. But in reality, it’s been around for over 30 years, and despite the market growing at over 20% per year, the use of 3D…

What is the Dark Web?

Seeing as you’ve found your way onto this page and you are a 21st century human, we’ll assume you’ve heard of the World Wide Web. However, have you heard about the darker side of the web, lurking in the murky depths below the visible surface of the internet? On 22 July 2016, Ali David Sonboly…

What was Google’s big secret? 

The 15th of June 2006 was a momentous day for a host of reasons. England actually won a game of international football (2-0 vs Trinidad & Tobago), Bill Gates announced he was stepping down as Microsoft’s top dog and the verb “to google” was introduced in the Oxford English Dictionary. When in need of advice,…

The Dynamics of Love

Some physicists like to believe that physics is the science of everything, even hoping to find the ultimate reason – (a theory called, rather arrogantly, the “Theory of Everything”) which attempts to describe why nature is the way it is. Right from the astronomical scale of galactic superclusters, to the miniscule fundamental constituents of atoms,…

What is Nuclear Fusion and how close are we?

The ultimate solution to all our energy problems is to harness the science behind the power of the sun. And yes, we’re talking way beyond solar panels. One of mankind’s greatest discoveries was the secret of harnessing the energy inside the atomic nucleus, allowing us to split the heaviest elements. This process is known as…

Blast from the Past: 10 Hilarious Failed Technologies

We live in a world of rapidly growing technology. Exciting advancements are being made every day, and the world at large is completely transforming right before our eyes. However, for every fascinating and successful technology, there are numerous ones that have failed – for reasons ranging from the hilarious to the outright dumb. Thefullapple takes a…