Physical Sciences

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Why the Pentagon Continues to Pester Mathematicians

An insight into the puzzling case of the pentagon, and how it all fits together.

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Head in the Clouds

October 1, 2016 • Physical Sciences, Snippets • Views: 84

Are robotic cloud-based labs the future of research? Teodora Aldea explores how outsourcing routine experiments could help research by saving scientists time and money.

Catlin Arctic Survey
Climate change science expedition

The Future from Our Past: Molecular Fossils & Climate Change

September 19, 2016 • Features, Physical Sciences • Views: 128

Climate scientists are unravelling the past so they can predict future climate change: An insight into the work climate scientists are doing in the BECS laboratory at the University of Glasgow.

Credit:  NASA / WMAP Science Team WMAP # 121238 via Wikipedia.
The cosmic background radiation from the big bang.

Can Neutrino Oscillation Explain the Universe?

September 18, 2016 • Features, Physical Sciences • Views: 288

Patrik Hallsjo discusses why matter particles outnumber antimatter particles in the universe, and how we use neutrino oscillations to help explain this.

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Are Your Clothes Smart Enough?

September 17, 2016 • Physical Sciences, Snippets • Views: 177

As clothing becomes increasingly technological, Stanford engineers create a new textile that cools the body. The secret? Infrared radiation.

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Man Vs Maths and a Ship Filled with Gold

September 15, 2016 • Features, Physical Sciences, Technology • Views: 729

It’s 3 September 1857. The SS Central America has just set sail from the port of Colón in Panama after a brief stay and is on its way to New York City. The ship is filled with millions of dollars’ worth of gold straight out of the California gold rush. It’s a beautiful day and a …

A New Dawn

September 14, 2016 • Features, Physical Sciences • Views: 287

On the one year anniversary of the detection of gravitational waves, we bring you this year's winning Science Writing Competition piece by Daniel Williams on what it was like being in the University of Glasgow's physics department when the discovery was made.


Science Slam IV — Thinking Outside the Tesseract

September 10, 2016 • Features, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences • Views: 716

The fourth annual Science Slam took place on the 14th of July 2016 at the Cottier Theatre in Hyndland. Our roving reporter, Rebecca McHugh, was on hand to take in the wide variety of subjects these seven PhD students were speaking on.