Tag : Sam McMaster

Safety First: Students Fighting For Sustainable Chemistry Labs

7 months ago / 0 comments

The student led SHE (Safety Health and Environment) Committee was set up in 2016 by ex-industrial placement chemistry Masters students who recognised the vast difference in safety practices and regulations from their time in industry compared to academia. Through their industrial experience the students worked with such companies as GlaxoSmithKline, … Read More

Agony aunt: break ups

12 months ago / 0 comments

“I’m currently experiencing a break up whilst at university, and its hard being away from home. Do you have any advice for how to cope?” Break ups are extremely difficulty no matter the circumstance and admitting you’re having a hard time with it is nothing to be ashamed of. You’re … Read More

Nikola Tesla: A Flamboyant Futurist

1 year ago / 0 comments

Tesla is a name I’m sure everyone is familiar with by now, but today it’s perhaps more synonymous with the pioneering car company started by Elon Musk than the brilliant, if a little eccentric, inventor, engineer and physicist that originally bore the name. Nikola Tesla was born on 10th July … Read More

The Mexican Earthquakes

1 year ago / 0 comments

Earthquakes’ recent ubiquity in news should do nothing to lessen their perceptions within the public’s mind. These earth-shaking events can devastate entire cities, destroy millions of peoples’ lives and can kill thousands, yet are sorely misunderstood by most people, and reported incorrectly by much of the media. Earthquakes are caused … Read More

Superstates of Matter

1 year ago / 0 comments

We’re all familiar with the regular phases of matter: solid, liquid and gas. I’m sure many of you have heard of plasmas too, a more exotic state of matter similar to gas but where all the particles are ionised. When we enter the weird world of condensed matter physics, things … Read More

The March for Science

2 years ago / 0 comments

In protest to the Trump administration’s views on climate change, science policy and their continual exclusion of scientific evidence from policy decisions, scientists organised rallies and marches in over 600 cities around the world on April 22nd. Though this event was centred on the United States, the side-lining of scientific … Read More

Tribology: A little bit of friction goes a long way

2 years ago / 0 comments

This weird sounding word does not mean the study of tribes, as many puzzled people have asked me before, though perhaps the subtitle has given it away. Tribology is the study of interacting surfaces in relative motion – which, I give you, doesn’t sound interesting when taken at face value. … Read More

What’s new in science this week?

2 years ago / 0 comments

Computer Operating system and short movie stored on DNA: Scientists at the Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science have shown that it’s possible to use an algorithm, normally designed for streaming videos on mobile devices, to squeeze more information into our DNA’s four base nucleotides. Due to its compact … Read More

Knowledge Bytes: Running out of time

2 years ago / 0 comments

If you’re a computer science student or find computer systems interesting, you’re probably familiar with the concept of Unix time – this being the time keeping method used by multiple operating systems to describe the seconds that have passed since Thursday 1st January 1970. This doesn’t count leap seconds (added … Read More

What’s new in science this week?

2 years ago / 0 comments

Polling found to still be best predictor of election results: In a study from the University of Houston, researchers have found that global polling can predict up to 90% of election outcomes from around the world. Despite the views of some, in light of Donald Trump’s surprise election, the study shows … Read More