Hydrogen Metal, Fractal Books, and Spacesuits Just Like in the Movies

Slide1Phil and Stephen explore a grab-bag of future-related topics.


Hydrogen turned into metal in stunning act of alchemy that could revolutionise technology and spaceflight

Metallic hydrogen could theoretically revolutionise technology, enabling the creation of super-fast computers, high-speed levitating trains and ultra-efficient vehicles and dramatically improving almost anything involving electricity.

Every meal triggers inflammation

When we eat, we do not just take in nutrients – we also consume a significant quantity of bacteria. The body is faced with the challenge of simultaneously distributing the ingested glucose and fighting these bacteria. This triggers an inflammatory response that activates the immune systems of healthy individuals…

Scientists find evidence of mathematical structures in classic books

The academics put more than 100 works of world literature, by authors from Charles Dickens to Shakespeare, Alexandre Dumas, Thomas Mann, Umberto Eco and Samuel Beckett, through a detailed statistical analysis…



NASA’s New Astronaut Suits Are Straight Out of 2001: A Space Odyssey

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