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the mind-body problem, consciousness

The unsolvability of the mind-body problem enables free will

Jan Scheffel, Professor from KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, argues that the insolvability of the mind-body problem enables free will.
shape adaptive blades for rotorcraft efficiency, university

Adaptive Rotorcraft research in a global pandemic

Dr Benjamin King Sutton Woods, Senior Lecturer in Aerospace Structures at the University of Bristol, tells us all about Shape Adaptive Blades for Rotorcraft Efficiency (SABRE), a Horizon 2020 funded collaborative research program.
subatomic physics research, indigenous

Subatomic Physics research in Manitoba: Connecting the Canadian Prairies to the World

Dr Wouter Deconinck of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Manitoba, explores the initiatives which are pushing for inclusion of indigenous communities in its scientific research.
wave science, gravitational

Gravitational wave science in Europe: Einstein Telescope and beyond

Professor Thomas Hertog at the KU Leuven discusses why black holes matter in this Gravitational wave science in Europe focus that includes comment on the Einstein Telescope and beyond.
superconductivity, sea titan

SEA-TITAN Superconducting Power Take-Off

Luis García-Tabarés from CIEMAT, as Technical Manager in the H2020-funded SEA-TITAN, tells us what we need to know about the first of a kind superconducting direct drive power take off.
ground based telescope, telescope

Ground-based telescopes could now capture habitable planets

Scientists have developed a new system for mid-infrared exoplanet images, using ground-based telescopes to directly witness planets that are roughly three times the size of Earth.
dark matter halo, galaxy

Scientists find dark matter halo around ancient galaxy

MIT astrophysicists looked 163,000 light years from Earth, to find that a tiny, ancient galaxy has a dark matter halo - meaning that the very first galaxies in the universe were more immense than anyone imagined.
mass range for Dark Matter

Scientists have calculated the mass range for Dark Matter for the first time

Researchers from the University of Sussex have calculated the mass range for Dark Matter for the first time and it is much tighter than thought.
star formation science, TDG

Star formation science explained by discovery in new galaxy

The Atacama desert in Chile brings the world more new insights on star formation science, as revealed by researchers at the University of Bath.
mystery of the sun, astrophysics

Science explains the atmospheric mystery of the Sun

The hot outer later of our local star has an unusual chemical composition compared to the inner layers - now, scientists think they have an answer for the mystery of the Sun.
investigate planetary nebula, nebula

Scientists investigate planetary nebulae using Hubble Space Telescope

Images from the Hubble Space Telescope are giving astronomers the chance to further investigate planetary nebulae - like the striking Jewel Bug Nebula (NGC 7027).
water from different planets, clathrate hydrates

Scientists analyse water from different planets to understand their secrets

Researchers are now looking at the crystalline solid form of water from different planets, to understand how planets, satellites and even comets evolved.
neuron star collision, arecibo

Arecibo observatory finds potential evidence of neuron star collision

In Puerto Rico, the Arecibo observatory has found potential "first hints" of low-frequency gravitational waves - which signal the movement of massive entities, like black holes or neuron stars.
star formation, NASA

Six new images from Hubble show how star formation works

Hubble released images of six galaxies in a nod to the spirit of the New Year, which make up part of their star formation exploration.
oldest light, hubble constant

Scientists use oldest light to estimate that the universe is 14 billion years old

Through a telescope in the Atacama Desert of Chile, an old argument between scientists has been settled - they now agree that our universe is approximately 14 billion years old.
uk nuclear power, carbon emissions

What is the future of UK nuclear power?

Nuclear power is an integral part of the UK’s plans to transition to net zero carbon emissions by 2050.
microscopic analysis, penetrator impact

Microscopic analysis of samples from penetrator impact craters

M. Danner and R.M Winglee from Department of Earth and Space Sciences, University of Washington, discuss the microscopic analysis of samples from penetrator impact craters.
Einstein Telescope

Gravitational wave science in Europe: Einstein Telescope

Professor Achim Stahl at RWTH Aachen University discusses technological challenges and innovation in gravitational wave science, with a detailed look at Einstein Telescope.
thermal energy, nano

Harvesting thermal energy by NanoMachines

Vladik Avetisov and Roman Iliev, the Principal Investigator and the Founder of the Molecular Machine Corporation Ltd, lift the lid on an innovative project that concerns the use of environmental heat as a natural source of thermal energy.

The UK’s plans to boldly become a global leader in space

Graham Turnock, CEO, UK Space Agency charts the UK’s plans to boldly become a global leader in space.

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