Author: Conor Naughton

Schrodinger’s Cat
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Schrodinger’s Cat

One of the most famous gedankens (thought experiments) is that of schrodinger and his cat. The experiment is motivated by the intriguing characteristics of observation in quantum mechanics. What makes the process of observation worth pondering is that experimental results have shown that when observations, or more precisely measurements are […]

Why is the Sky Dark at Night?
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Why is the Sky Dark at Night?

Before I begin, I must first demonstrate the motivation behind this question, as many will doubtlessly come up with the common sense solution that the sun’s rays are not hitting our section of the planet. This, surprisingly enough, is not exactly the correct answer. In fact, as fellow science writer […]

Carbon Nanotubes
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Carbon Nanotubes

  History The history of carbon nanotubes is not entirely clear even for those who work in the field. As with many great discoveries before them, there were several serendipitous events which went into the development of carbon nanotubes. Therefore giving proper credit to the person that invented the carbon […]

Thoughts on Thinking
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Thoughts on Thinking

A friend of mine recently suggested that I read a short book called “Fragments” which consists of the broken works of the ancient philosopher Heraclitus. A quick introduction to this somewhat obscure thinker would help in understanding why I believe his ideas are pretty impressive. He was born around 535 […]

Hadron Collision
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About That Black Hole…

In my previous article about the Large Hadron Collider, I identified the fear of some that the experiments “will ignite the creation of a black hole which will destroy us all in an implosive ending of the earth.” While it hasn’t quite gone that far yet, it might as well […]

Inside The LHC
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The Armageddon Experiments

Ever heard of a black hole? For most people I’m sure their definition consists of a great circular void which relentlessly sucks everything within its range into everlasting oblivion; and really this isn’t that far off from the scientific definition.  Another question, ever considered what would happen if one was […]