Fantastic Voyage

Mankind has long been fascinated and perhaps envious of the ability of the bird to fly in the air with such ease and elegance. Inspired by the humble wing, the first ever man-made aircraft that could be controlled and sustained was invented by the Wright brothers in the early 1900s. Their  first successful flight took one pilot over a distance of 120 feet in 12 seconds, at an altitude of 20 feet. Impressive as this was at the time, we have since come a long way in our aviation technologies. Steaming through the skies above our heads there are now 500 tonne hunks of carefully engineered metal that can carry upwards of 500 people over the entire stretch of the Pacific Ocean in much less than a day. A reasonable guess as to what this post might pertain to would be something along the lines of the mechanics of flight, right? Truth be told, I didn’t think this introduction through very thoroughly, but just go along with it…

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How Nobel

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…

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