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Glasgow Science Festival Event: ‘Science Sunday’

The Science Sunday at Glasgow University on the 14th of June was a great way to mark the end of the 2015 Glasgow Science Festival. The event encapsulated everything that the festival aims to do: Get people of all ages interested and engaging with science. The event could be described as a mini science festival. …

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Glasgow Science Festival Event: ‘The Value of Suffering’

June 20, 2015 • Features, Social Sciences • Views: 458

For the first time, Glasgow Science Festival has worked in partnership with the Philosophy department at the University of Glasgow to bring us ‘The Value of Suffering’. Suffering is defined as the state of undergoing pain distress or hardship. It is effectively the opposite of happiness

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Glasgow Science Festival Event: ‘Single-Pixel Camera’

June 18, 2015 • Features, Physical Sciences • Views: 473

The single-pixel camera – in what way is it a step forward from cameras with millions of pixels? Would you want it in your next smartphone? Scientists from the University of Glasgow’s Optics group are challenging expensive cameras, which have millions of pixels, with their new,

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Glasgow Science Festival Event: ‘In the Footsteps of Eddington: Proving Einstein Right with a Solar Eclipse’

June 17, 2015 • Features, Physical Sciences • Views: 311

2015 is the International Year of Light, but it is also the 100th anniversary of Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity; a theory that has resolutely stood the test of time and still provides us with our most comprehensible understanding of gravity so far. Sir Arthur Eddington, a British

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Glasgow Science Festival Event: ‘Café Sci: Looking for Light’

June 16, 2015 • Features, Social Sciences • Views: 315

“What do fiction and science have in common? An evening of musing by Pippa Goldschmidt and Professor Martin Hendry.” At Mono on Wednesday evening, Café Scientifique hosted Pippa Goldschmidt, acclaimed author and ex-astronomer, and Professor Martin Hendry, head of Physics and Astronomy at the

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Glasgow Science Festival Event: ‘Moon’

June 13, 2015 • Features, Social Sciences • Views: 374

Two astronomers and a clinical psychologist walk into a cinema… Glasgow Film Theatre was the venue for a special Glasgow Science Festival screening of Duncan Jones’ 2009 sci-fi film Moon, where protagonist Sam Bell steadily mines Helium-3 on the dark side of the moon to feed the Earth’s ever

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Glasgow Science Festival Event ‘Vision, Perception & Illusion’

June 12, 2015 • Features, Social Sciences • Views: 384

Are we just living in the Matrix? How can you be sure everything you perceive isn’t just a hallucination? Are you actually reading this sentence or merely think you are reading it?

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Glasgow Science Festival Event ‘The Perfect Meal’

June 8, 2015 • Features, Social Sciences • Views: 373

Put simply, stop reading Yelp! reviews before you hit a new restaurant. Just go.