Tag : Sam McMaster

The History of the Hangover

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Fresher’s week is great for meeting new people, exploring Leeds and getting introduced to the Faculty that will be your academic home for your next 3 or 4 years here. However, and let’s be honest here, it will probably descend into a survival game of ‘how many days straight can … Read More

The Death of Boaty McBoatface

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If you didn’t already know, the newest of Britain’s polar research ships is to be called the RRS Sir David Attenborough; a distinguished title indeed, but certainly much less fun than Boaty McBoatface. Of course ‘Boaty’ is a silly name, one that doesn’t hold any great scientific weight like a … Read More

New Raspberry Pi 2 is Camera Shy

4 years ago / 0 comments

Since 2009, the Raspberry Pi Foundation has been developing the credit card sized computers for promoting computer science in schools. These single board computers have been incredibly popular in both schools and in the hands of enthusiasts, with the first iteration of the Raspberry Pi being released in 2012. The … Read More

Astronomy and Astrophysics: 2 weeks in 3 minutes

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This year is set to be an exciting year for planetary exploration and here is what we have to look forward to throughout the year: The Opportunity Rover has been on Mars for 11 years now and in that time has characterised soft rocks, providing evidence of water being on … Read More

Astronomy and Astrophysics: Two weeks in two minutes

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A selection of interesting developments in astronomy and astrophysics from the past couple of weeks.   We get the best view of the dwarf planet Ceres yet: As NASA’s Dawn mission nears Ceres, each picture gives us tantalising amounts of detail on the mysteries of the dwarf planet. In 2011, … Read More

Unboiling an egg? You must be yolking

4 years ago / 0 comments

There was a lot of hype about unboiling eggs last week. Yes, scientists have indeed discovered how to unboil an egg and it definitely more useful than just being a party trick. This feat would surely net the team who discovered it an Ig Nobel Prize, if it weren’t for … Read More

3D Printing: The Next Dimension in Manufacturing

4 years ago / 0 comments

Everyone’s heard of 3D printing by now – it certainly gets enough publicity – but you may be in the dark about what it actually is and the possibilities it holds. 3D printing (or additive manufacturing) is one of the main processes used to create three-dimensional objects mechanically. It mainly … Read More

What is sleep paralysis and why do we get it?

4 years ago / 0 comments

You may have experienced this weird phenomenon yourself. You’re laying on your back asleep and begin to wake, or so you think. You are fully conscious but you can’t move your body. You start to panic. You’re willing something in your body to move but it won’t. After what seems … Read More

Crossing the rocky road towards fair mental health treatment

4 years ago / 0 comments

Society always seems to tread a fine line when dealing with mental health issues. It’s almost like we want to say we’re helping people but just can’t make the leap to actually doing it. Sure, treatments are available for those of us unfortunate enough to have an imperfect brain. We … Read More

The Dark Web: the other side of the internet

4 years ago / 0 comments

We think we know the internet. We think we can use it extensively and comprehensively, be that keeping up with our friends on Facebook, buying goods on Amazon, or searching the trenches of Google for quotes for that essay due tomorrow. But there’s much more to the web than the … Read More