It's not called a "leap of faith" for nothing.
The high percentage of nerd overlap between scientists and gamers has produced yet another gem of very important scientific research: a paper that shows why Assassin's Creed's all-powerful, life-saving haystacks are even less realistic than everything else about Assassin's Creed.Read More
This is some Gwen Stacey bullshit all over again, man.
Huh, who knew! Turns out that super-fast speeds are bad for you. I'm surprised DC Comics hasn't mined this for drama yet.Read More
Of course, that's a touch longer than the universe has been around, so...
Your dreams of being beamed up by Scotty are about to be crushed, Trekkers. Physics students at the University of Leicester have discovered that, even if teleportation were possible, the amount of time it would take to download and re-upload a human brain would be equivalent to over 4 quadrillion years. Scotty is not waiting around for that.Read More
What Are the Odds? Math Students Calculate That The Chances of Finding Richard III’s Body Were Terrible
Hey, remember last month when researchers from the University of Leicester used DNA evidence to prove a body found underneath a parking lot was that of King Richard III? And then everyone was all like, "What are the odds?" Some math students at the same university went ahead and ran the numbers. As you'd expect, the chances of actually finding Richard III's body were almost infinitesimally slim.Read More
Geeks like to argue about things. After seeing Spider-Man 2 back in 2004, my friend and I got into a heated argument over whether or not the big train-stopping scene was possible. Would the webs hold up? Is Spidey's grip strong enough to hold the webs? Would his arms get ripped off? What about all the things he's shooting webs onto, would they hold up? Rather than argue over Chinese food like we did, some students at the University of Leicester actually used physics to settle the debate once and for all, and they published their results.Read More