In the 18th Century, navigating across the seas was a very risky business, fraught with danger and uncertainty. With no practical method of determining longitude, sailors had no accurate means of pinpointing their position at sea. Ships had sailed forth only to blunder off course and never return. Thousands of sailors had died. And, mistakes […]Read more "The Clock That Changed the World"
The Industrial revolution can perhaps be characterized as a transition from humanised handicraft to mechanized manufacture, as actuated by a complex structure of successive and interweaving technological innovations. But, what spurred such technological advancement remains contentious. What is it about the 18th Century that made it distinctively amenable to such technical change? And, importantly, what […]Read more "Ideas That Propelled the Industrial Revolution"
Burried layers deep in the ground, about 330 feet below the Franco-Swiss border, lies a marvelous machine, one that has been pushing the boundaries of our knowledge of the universe since its activation in 2008. Thus far, the Large Hadron Collider is the biggest machine ever built and the largest experiment ever attempted. About 27 […]Read more "Seeing Beyond the Higgs: What’s next for the Large Hadron Collider?"