Today Cern is celebrating 20 years of the free, open web.We all know the World Wide Web was created in 1989 by Tim Berners-Lee, during his time at Cern.
On Thursday morning, the biggest solar flare of the year erupted from the sun. Shortly afterwards it was followed by a coronal mass ejection (CME) that sent tons of high energy particles hurtling towards Earth.Solar flares can affect us almost instantly...
The last couple of weeks have been busy ones in my day job, because we just launched the new physics blog physicsfocus!We have a whole range of posts already up, covering topics from latest physics results, to education and science communication...
Margaret Thatcher was many things – including a scientist. And, thanks to her scientific inclination, she was one of the first people to be told about the discovery of the W boson at CERN.Thatcher visited the UA1 experiment, which ran on CERN's Super Proton Synchrotron, in August 1982...
Astronomers have found water vapour and carbon monoxide, but no methane, in the atmosphere of an alien planet orbiting a star 129 light years away.The star, known as HR 8799, is at the centre of the first planetary system beyond our solar system to be imaged directly, in 2008...
Chances are, unless you've been lucky enough to see them in person, you will have seen the northern lights in a time lapse video online. But have you ever seen them just as they would play out in real life?Kai-Marius Pedersen is a northern lights hunter who records videos of real time aurora...
...as long as you're part of an older, married couple with amazing mechanical skills, great long term resilience, and relaxed attitude towards being exposed to high levels of radiation.
Still looking for an extra special Valentine's gift for tomorrow? Here's something truly out-of-this-world... Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the Overnight Scentsation.This miniature rose was grown in space, on NASA’s Space Shuttle Discovery Flight STS-95, in an ASTROCULTURE TM commercial plant growth chamber...
Just over a week ago, on the second day of ScienceOnline2013, I dragged myself out of bed, onto a bus, and eventually made it to the the coffee table at the McKimmon Centre in Raleigh, North Carolina...
I spent this afternoon at a workshop on Rapid Media Prototyping, as part of ScienceOnline 2013 in Raleigh, North Carolina. So in the spirit of the session here is a rough and ready thing that I made.....
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