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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

The Driving Force of Data: DataFest2018

In an increasingly globalised world, does data drive society? This month, DataFest2018 in Scotland will explore this and the power of data.

Curiosity finds Mars riverbed

On 27 September, NASA announced that the Mars Curiosity rover found evidence of an ancient stream bed near the north rim of the Gale...

Google’s Chromecast: now available

Just over a month after the release of the Chromecast, my technophile flatmate and I were finally able to get our hands on one....

Rex – the million dollar man?

From Star Wars' Darth Vader to Dr Who's Cybermen, bionic men and the replication of human processes represent the potentially grim consequences of 'playing...

Google Glass: a preview

What at first glance seems to resemble Cyclops’ laser eyepiece is actually Google’s newest product – a wearable device comprised of a thin metal...

Muddied waters on Mars no longer

The scientific, and increasingly popular, obsession with researching heavenly bodies may seem extremely puzzling. Here on Earth, we might seem isolated from the universe,...

Understanding the Higgs Boson

The Standard Model of particle physics is a theoretical framework explaining the forces exerted on and the interactions between elementary, subatomic particles. Because of...

It’s skin deep

Laura Ritchie is 53-year-old diabetic mother of two from Aberdeen. In 2010 low blood sugar caused her to lose consciousness in the bath and...

The Saint’s guide to renewable energy

Last month the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published their latest report after nearly seven years of scientific research. The report, which is...

Nuclear numpties

There have been 32 reported “near misses” of American nuclear devices over American soil. Eric Schlosser, the author of a new (five-week-old) book on...