Bruce Wilkins

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Scientists Set a New Record For The World's Strongest Resistive Magnet

The force is strong with this one.<p>The pulling power of the world's strongest resistive magnet now stands at 41.4 teslas, thanks to the efforts of …

Nanotech

TEDxOrangeCoast - Daniel Amen - Change Your Brain, Change Your Life

Stars Orbiting a Supermassive Black Hole May Have Finally Confirmed General Relativity

Suck it, Newton.<p>If you really, really want to scrutinise the limits of Einstein's general theory of relativity, there's a unique testing ground you …

Black Holes

Light speed

Speed is just a measure of how long it takes you reach a distant point. Relativity physics lets you pick any destination you like in the universe – …

The Race to Reveal Antimatter's Secrets

In a high-ceilinged hangar at CERN, six rival experiments are racing to understand the nature of one of the Universe's most elusive materials. They …

Physics

Tech Insider UK

This Facebook post is no longer available. It may have been removed or the privacy settings of the post may have changed.<p>We tried the VR slide …

The Lighter Side of Science

The Large Hadron Collider Detected a Beautiful New Particle

It's a big one too.<p>The Large Hadron Collider has once again done what it does best – smash bits of matter together and find new particles in the …

Does Nuclear Physics Hold the Key to Finally Unfolding the Standard Model?

So far to date, scientists have found that the best way to unfold new secrets about the fundamental Universe is to collide particles with one another …

Physics

'Orphan Memory' Could Broaden Gravitational Wave Hunt

There may be a new way to study gravitational waves.<p>These ripples in the fabric of space-time were first predicted by Albert Einstein a century ago, …

Gravitational Waves

CERN LHC Update: Large Hadron Collider Starts 2017 Operations In Earnest

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) began operations in earnest Tuesday, upping its activity a notch and allowing associated experiments to start taking …

Augmented and Virtual Reality

AR in Education<p>FECT2018 TechShare PDF<p><b>schrock_techshare18.pdf</b><p>AR Apps<p>Amazing Space Journey (6-12) (iOS | Android)<br>• Apps for AR in the classroom<br>• AR Diorama …

User Generated Content

In the Eyes of Science, Is Time Travel Possible?

Most of us have probably sat and daydreamed about what it would be like if we could travel back through time to some point previous in our lives or …

Physics

Think again: Will circular runways ever take off?

Hacking

Questioning Toolkit

Essential Questions<p>These are questions which touch our hearts and souls. They are central to our lives. They help to define what it means to be human.<p>…

To Boost Higher-Order Thinking, Try Curation

<b>Listen to this post as a podcast:</b><p><b>If no one has ever encouraged, pushed, or insisted that you build more higher-order thinking into your students’</b> …

Teaching

Hangover

How far can you overhang blocks?<p>As a kid, I’m sure you played with stacking blocks. Maybe you still do. Here’s a question for you:<p><i>How far out is it</i> …

Escape Velocity

If the kinetic energy of an object launched from the Earth were equal in magnitude to the potential energy, then in the absence of friction …

Geosynchronous Orbit vs Geostationary Orbit

<b>Key Difference:</b> A geosynchronous orbit is an orbit around a planet which has the same orbital period as the planet’s rotation period. Geostationary …

Mysterious X37-B ‘space plane’ has been in orbit for 677 days – and no one knows why

A mysterious hi-tech ‘space plane’ has now been in orbit for 677 days – and no one outside the U.S. military has any idea what it’s up to.<p>The robotic …

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World’s Largest Terrestrial Vehicle - Bagger 293

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Google robot leaps and spins with leg-wheels

Boston Dynamics has revealed its latest robot - a machine that can jump over obstacles and roll over uneven surfaces.<p>The US-based company is owned by Alphabet, the parent of Google.

Dubai’s latest techno-boondoggle is a passenger-carrying autonomous quadcopter

Up, up, and no bloody way<p>Residents of the city of Dubai are reportedly getting a new toy this summer: a autonomous quadcopter drone capable of carrying passengers. According to a report from the <i>Associated Press</i>, the head of Dubai’s Roads & Transportation Agency announced it would be testing the …

Drones