The science behind solar eclipses

The science behind solar eclipses

On August 11, people around the world will be treated to a partial solar eclipse. Solar eclipses occur the moon moves between the sun and Earth, blocking the light of the sun from reaching our planet. This causes an eclipse of the…

Million fold increase in the power of waves near  Ganymede 

Million fold increase in the power of waves near Ganymede 

Jupiter’s largest moon Ganymede is generating ‘killer’ waves of electrons that could wreak havoc for spacecrafts on future missions Called ‘chorus waves’, the electromagnetic emissions interact with atmosphere These waves travel across the solar system, firing high-energy ‘killer’ electrons ‘Killer’ electrons can…

Four Early Roman Horseshoes Dug Up In England

Four Early Roman Horseshoes Dug Up In England

Vindolanda fort remains one of the more ‘live sites,’ say curators. Curator Barbara Birley at Vindolanda in England, near Hexham in Northumberland, spoke to reporters at BBC News about the “incredibly rare” full set of iron hipposandals that were recently dug up…

Japanese students use VR to recreate Hiroshima bombing

Japanese students use VR to recreate Hiroshima bombing

Reliving the Apocalypse: Horrors of the Hiroshima bombing recreated using virtual reality by Japanese teenagers Five-minute experience was developed by high school students over two years It captures the moments immediately before, during and after the explosion Students hope the experience ensures something…