Smells like Tauon Spirit

Tom Lehrer's Elements Song is 150 years out of date - the science and the music (The Major General's Song from Gilbert and Sullivan's Pirates of Penzance) are both from late 1800s. So it's time for an update, to the tune of Nirvana's Smells Like Teen Spirit. Video coming soon... email me if you want … Continue reading Smells like Tauon Spirit

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Quantum pancake reveals clues to better electronics

First published on Cosmos Magazine site, 25/9/18 An experiment with a cloud of ultracold atoms squashed into a quantum pancake has revealed never-before seen quantum effects that could lead to more efficient electronics, including high temperature superconductors. A team at Swinburne University in Australia observed a quantum anomaly in lithium-6 gas cooled to a few … Continue reading Quantum pancake reveals clues to better electronics

Faraday Cage: using a foil Twisties packet to hide from your boss

There's been a lot of news about the electrician who got busted hiding his phone/PDA in a foil Twisties packet to prevent his company from tracking him... so he could go play golf. So I decided to give it a whirl, in some chocolate wrapper. And then try out the microwave. but that wasn't so … Continue reading Faraday Cage: using a foil Twisties packet to hide from your boss