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
Hurrah - 1000 views on my Phil Up On Science YouTube channel for the Plastic Spaghetti video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djWlX1m6yo8
The amazing Dr Kiara Bruggeman gets all Dr Seuss with her rhyme about her PhD research to develop a bandaid for the brain. Previously she won FameLab people's choice award with this piece. https://youtu.be/mZ-bmN7RMc0 Filmed at Health and Medical in the Pub at Smiths Alternative in Canberra. Supported by National Science Week ACT, ANU … Continue reading Would you let me put drugs in your brain?
Originally published in ANU Reporter: The discovery of gravitational waves is the culmination of a search by a generation of ANU physicists, reports DR PHIL DOOLEY, BSc (Hons) '90, PhD '99. An excited hush fell over the briefing room at Parliament House as Professor David McClelland stepped up to the microphone. "I'm pretty sure you all … Continue reading Wave of the Century
Nanoscience could be the key to repairing injuries or diseases in the brain, says Dr Vini Gautam in her amazing talk as part of Science in the Pub Canberra. https://youtu.be/NblANNY9eQQ
Professor Rod Boswell from ANU shows off a nanosatellite and explains how they are revolutionising the space industry. https://youtu.be/jfPAGWG34cc
We know PhD students like to do things on the cheap... well Ryan Ridden-Harper is doing high altitude astronomy - like the Hubble space telescope - but with no expensive satellite, just a weather balloon. He hopes it will give nice cheap insights into dark energy! https://youtu.be/EUCSk5-7Rbw
I had the honour to interview David Reitze, one of the leaders in gravitational wave physics, when he visited Canberra earlier this year. Bit surprised he wasn't one of the Nobel laureates... but anyway, ahead of the exciting announcement tomorrow, (what have they found this time?!), here's the interview. https://youtu.be/AYcH-qtKxuo And for those who … Continue reading Gravitational Waves – behind the scenes
Some lovely footage of superconductors weaving their magical levitation spell https://youtu.be/Uk0BivSXiAI One from the archives from Eurofusion.
If you're lazy like me then putting the washing away is like the Geiger-Marsden experiment. https://youtu.be/baKkrqBv3LY If it amused you - hit LIKE! If you loved it, hit SHARE