100 Years of Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity
History / physics / relativity

100 Years of Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity

By: Julia Zeh Edited by: Ashley Koo Exactly one hundred years ago, in November of 1915, Albert Einstein solidified his field equations of the general theory of relativity. Despite the passage of a century, both theories still stand and are still incredibly relevant in modern research, making November 2015 a month to celebrate Einstein’s work. … Continue reading

A Quantum Explanation for Consciousness?
Neuroscience / physics / Quantum Mechanics / stream of consciousness

A Quantum Explanation for Consciousness?

By: Aditya Nair One of the most baffling problems in science is that of consciousness. How exactly does our brain create consciousness? What brain mechanisms allow for the development of thoughts? Is consciousness a physical phenomenon? Probing the boundaries of our very existence itself, scientists have been pushing at this question for hundreds of years, … Continue reading

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Synchronized Steps Caused the London Millennium Bridge to Wobble?

When the London Millennium Bridge opened on June 10, 2000, the small sway of the bridge caused the pedestrians to synchronize their steps in hope of off-setting the swaying. Instead of achieving such intension, the synchronized steps of the people caused such heavy oscillations that the bridge had to close down until dampers were put … Continue reading