Why do we have two tides each day? It was always a race against time. Frantically digging on the beach to build up the sand wall that we were making ; convinced that this time we would create a barrier high enough and strong enough to withstand the incoming tide. Of course we never did … Continue reading Tides in Free-fall
“Mathematics can create worlds which are impossible physically but possible in the mind” Marcus Du Sautoy FRS Driving along Jalan Tun Razak in Kuala Lumpur last Tuesday morning, I heard (by the miracle of podcasts) the renowned Mathematician and Fellow of the Royal Society, Marcus Du Sautoy, interviewed on ‘the Life Scientific’ . Why did … Continue reading Maths is Eternal – Science is Transitory
Shaded by a canvas sheet from the heat of the sun, John Strutt watched the ancient pyramids pass by as his houseboat continued on its cruise up the Nile. As the days passed he had felt the aches in his joints ease and his vigour return. Now he felt strong enough to return to his … Continue reading How a Nile River cruise in 1872 aided Nuclear Submarine Design…….