On the 6th of August 1945 the World’s eyes were violently opened to the reality of nuclear war. As ‘little boy’ – an American uranium-gun type warhead – detonated over the Japanese city of Hiroshima the fear of future nuclear war became imprinted on the psyche of humanity.
What do you think is the greatest scientific breakthrough made on British shores? Is it Watson and Crick’s discovery of the structure of DNA, or Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell’s discovery of the first pulsar? Or maybe it was Alan Turing’s development of the Turning Machine? We want your suggestions –…
Have you ever felt a bit ripped off? Like you haven’t quite got what was advertised? Then you may well have sympathy for some unlikely cohorts. NASA and Google share a £9.1m computer which its makers, D-Wave, claim is no less than the world’s first commercially available quantum computer.
Phil welcomes you to the first edition of 2014, and discusses the latest research from Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden
Laboratory News visits Big Ask participant Stephanie Preston about the seemingly dwindling art-form of scientific glassblowing.
We caught up with CERN Director General Professor Rolf Heuer at the STEMNET Awards at the House of Lords. He gave us an insight into what goes on at CERN and what inspired him to take up particle physics in the first place.
Laboratory News speak to this month’s Big Ask: medical physicist, Dr Heather Williams, about why in 2012 women are still underrepresented in science and engineering roles.