Issue #101 - April 2017

Jetting to London faster than the speed of sound. The technology exists, heck the military uses it all the time. So why can't we? Is it just a matter of regulation, or sometihng else? Does supersonic air travel have a future for ordinary folks... or will it remain the exclusive domain of the rich?

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We wonder if the Doomsday Clock being set to "two and a half minutes to midnight" is REALLY something we should worry about. Is the threat it proports to signify a real thing? Does "11:57:30" even mean anything?

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Anyone with a modicum of knowledge of particle physics has heard of the "double slit" or "interference" experiment, a way to visualise how light behaves as both a particle and a wave. But is this the kind of experiment a normal person could do? One man goes on a quest... that becomes an obsession... to find out.

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The reporting on Australia's "power crisis" is approaching a fever pitch. Are things really that bad? We examine the recent blackouts in SA from a purely scientific perspective. Wind farms are to blame... a bit. But probably not in the way you. So what exactly is going one?

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How we're accidentally creating new minerals, why artificial flavours need to be real, the world's biggest sailing yachts, a round-up of awesome microphones, remembering the X-15 hypersonic rocket plane and truly ridiculous amounts of additional content.

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