Has anyone ever wondered how an MRI scan works? It’s a staple in many hospitals and used for noninvasive, radiation-free diagnostic imaging. It looks like a huge spaceship-themed doughnut and is such a powerful magnet that you cannot have any metal in the room as it will rip it right off (or out of) your… Continue reading MR-why?
Space is one of the public’s favourite ‘sciencey’ things. It is beautiful, mysterious, and so preposterously large that it’s a struggle to get enough information to study. Space is actually a lot of boring empty vacuum and dark matter that is currently pretty much impossible to study or even to confirm as real. That’s why… Continue reading WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT SPACE
Recently, I attended a lecture about human anatomy run by the medical school at my university. It was fascinating! During the lecture we saw volunteers undergo several ultrasound scans, to show real-time digestion, blood pumping through the heart, and the intricate tendons and veins that are tightly packed into the wrist. It got me thinking… Continue reading Turning up the volume on ultrasound
As I’m sure you will have noticed, everyday phenomena is all around. There are always exceptions to every rule, and always something that science has yet to explain (looking at you, magnets). One of my absolute favourites is the Brazil Nut Effect – simply put, why do the largest nuts in a mixture always rise… Continue reading Granular Separation: The Brazil Nut Effect
A new game was launched in Finland at the end of last year: Big Bang Legends. The idea behind it is simple, to have kids learning whilst also having fun playing a game. This thinking has of course been applied before; there are numerous apps and online ‘games’ which pretend to be fun but often throw… Continue reading Can children learn particle physics?