Microsoft: Making the Holo-Deck Portable

On the 21st of January, a small group of respected geeky journalists met up at the Microsoft visiting center in Redmond, Washington. They would soon be among the first to experience the Augmented Reality Microsoft has in store for us. Everyone expected the press event to be about Windows 10 and how it would change all of…

Erik Verlinde: Challenging Gravity since 1962

It makes ourselves and any object around us accelerate downwards at 9.8 meters-per-second squared… but why? Since approximately 1650 when the famous apple fell from the tree, gravity has been perpetually accepted as the most fundamental aspect of the physical world. The daunting truth is that there are no putative explanations for why various physical…

A Word on Science: Neutrinos

Until recently, it was a widely accepted notion that the fastest possible speed was the speed of light at 299,792,458 m/s. But new information about neutrinos, subatomic particles, has surfaced revealing that its own speed may be faster than the speed of light. These tiny particles whose mass is close to 0 penetrate all mass…

The Science of Love and Obsession

There are so many different ways of defining love. Some would describe it as emotional attachment or undying affection. Some would say it’s the butterflies in your stomach or that fuzzy feeling inside. But, believe it or not, love can be scientifically explained. According to experiments at Rutgers University, being in love causes the chemical,…

Global Warming All a Myth?

Hybrid cars, fuel-efficient light bulbs, recycling and energy conservation programs, and international summits, are some of the many measures taken by our generation in order to manage the phenomenon of Global Warming.  The scientific community, along with the media and politicians, has taken in their hands the task of slowing down the possible occurrences due…