The development of nuclear weapons during the Manhattan Project is one of the most significant scientific events of the twentieth century. The Manhattan Project was the United States Army’s effort to develop and use nuclear weapons in World War II.
In his book Ungläubiges Staunen (Awe and Disbelief; not yet available in English), Navid Kermani comes face to face with great and lesser-known masterpieces of Christian art. He does this with an open mind, an open heart and unbridled curiosity.
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Despite our intentions, why do we so often fail to act in our own best interest? Why do we promise to skip the chocolate cake, only to find ourselves drooling our way into temptation when the dessert tray rolls around?
The Milky Way Galaxy is a typical large disc galaxy and can be used as a template for understanding how galaxies form. We can obtain much more detailed information about the stars that make up our Galaxy than we can for more distant galaxies.
How should we look at Iran? Has it become more dangerous than Israel, as a Saudi commentator remarked? Or should Tehran’s agenda be seen as largely defensive, to achieve ‘strategic depth’ and safeguard its system against foreign intervention?
Sustainability is high on the agenda of many organisation these days, it is a hip and relevant issue. But how does it become more than a bullet point in a business plan? How can you make a sustainable impact as an organisation? Can you make business out of sustainable energy?
The rhythms of the sky have long been companions of human thought and ritual. Religions have found many ways to make sense of seasonal weather cycles, alongside the unreliable and cruel performance of the earth’s climate.
Professor Mildred Dresselhaus, also known as ‘the queen of carbon’, worked for more than 50 years in the world of physics. She is best known for her work on carbon science and carbon nanostructures, as well as nanoscience and nanotechnology more generally.