Nuclear fusion, although currently industrially unviable, is a promising source of energy with the potential to meet the deficiency left by the future depletion of fossil fuels. Scientists from across the world are collaborating to turn this theory into reality.
Everyone has a goal and objective in life which they strive for. Bankers, money. Celebrities, fame. Footballers, well, literal goals. However, I believe that we humble scientists rarely set foot in such trivial pursuits. Our aim on this planet is to contribute to the incredible discoveries and ideas of the scientific community, and hopefully have some fun along the way. Maybe, just maybe, we’ll happen to revolutionise the world…
1905 was a great year for Einstein. A miraculous year, you might say. In fact it was so miraculous that it was coined Einstein’s Annus Mirabilis, Latin for ‘miracle year’. The reason why? He published not one, not two, not three, but four revolutionary papers that toppled the perspectives of matter, space and time during his generation. Few scientists are able to publish one revolutionary paper in their lifetime, much less four.
Timekeeping. How could such a mighty power be exploited by a device as diminutive as a quartz wristwatch, to a remarkable degree of accuracy? Today we will break open one of said watches (through writing, of course), and see what lies inside.
We, as living creatures, rely upon the well-being of planet Earth for our own survival. A quick glance at the news and one will notice that we’re not doing such a great job at keeping ol’ Mother Nature healthy. Global warming this, pollution that – we’re not very good guests, are we? I say this, but it’s actually very difficult for our bustling, resource-reliant society to function without the things that do harm to the environment. Our only hope is to constantly be on the lookout for more efficient, cleaner methods that we will be able to sustain into the future. And, as always, science is the way forwards.