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In the ongoing battle between weasels and science, I think we can call it a tie. In November last year the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) based outside Geneva suffered an unexpected shutdown, and the reason has only just been revealed. An enterprising...
What’s it like to prepare for the biggest race of your life? That’s more or less the challenge that entrepreneur Elon Musk set up with his SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition – to design and build a pod that could one day transport people through a...
Brew Ha Ha - Elon's at it again
Another alert on our Elon radar. Elon Musk, the entrepreneur, is going underground. He’s digging one hell of a hole on the SpaceX grounds in Los Angeles. This hole will then become a tunnel, and that tunnel will become a 3D road. Brew Ha Ha: science...
As a surf life saver, I usually spend Australia Day on patrol at the beach, but this year was different — very different. This year, I boarded a Qantas Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet, headed for Antarctica. Australian company Antarctica Flights runs summer...
Locked-in syndrome, where a perfectly functioning mind and brain is locked inside a body with no way of communicating with the outside world, is perhaps one of the most terrifying conditions. Some patients may be able to blink an eye, as portrayed...
Brew Ha Ha - Pig-Human Hybrid Hopefuls
Is the recently announced Pig-human hybrid controversial science news, or the latest (and weirdest) superhero? Let's break it down. Brew Ha Ha: science in less time than it takes to order a coffee. ☕ Read more at ScienceAlert: http://bit.ly/...
Postcard from Paul: Stonehenge
Part 4: Stonehenge Paul's last postcard from the UK comes from Stonehenge, where he introduces a new theory on just what these huge ancient monuments were for. In the same way you might tie a ribbon around your finger to remind you to pick up...
Brew Ha Ha - Space naps
If we've learnt one thing from science fiction, it's that travelling to galaxies far far away will mean astronauts will need to enter some kind of stasis to last the journey. However a new idea suggests napping might be a better option...
How to be more creative
Creativity in engineering expert Associate Professor David Cropley shows you how to come up with more creative solutions to problems with the help of three leading human-powered vehicle designers. This video is made possible with the support of the...
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