If you’ve never heard of XFELs then get ready for that to change. X-ray Free Electron Lasers – to use their full name – are the next big thing in scientific technology and they are reshaping the way we approach some of the world’s most challenging experiments.
When a young Albert Einstein published his theory of general relativity back in 1915, not many people could have estimated the impact it would have. Relativity has changed our understanding of the universe that surrounds us, providing new ways of exploring the fundamental physics that governs our world. Continue reading
Back in 1896, a Swedish scientist named Svante Arrhenius theorised that humanity’s increased use of fossil fuels and the subsequent release of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere could lead to a ‘hot-house effect’ and the gradual warming of the earth.
When 23-year-old footballer, Fabrice Muamba, stepped out onto the pitch back in 2012, no-one expected he would be carried off in an ambulance after a serious cardiac arrest.