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Compressed air: sonic shock waves collide

When a plane flies faster than the speed of sound, the pressure waves in front don’t have time to flow around the aircraft and the air becomes compressed, eventually producing a shock wave,…

Alfred Wallace’s life and times

Science historian Dr John van Wyhe and his fellow researchers at the National University of Singapore have compiled the entire collection of Alfred Russel Wallace’s documented life and discoveries from his scientific travels….

A radiographer’s view of animals

Robots inspired by nature

Nature has often been a source of inspiration in film and literature, but more recently, engineers have gotten into the natural trend, designing robots inspired by wildlife. This development demonstrates how our surrounding…

Viewing tropical storms and other natural disasters from space

Australia receives an average of 13 cyclones a year, while the US might see up to 20. Every one of these destructive storms varies in their life cycles, intensity, movement, size and impacts such…

In memory of Neil Armstrong

Small cats gone wild

Explosions in space

It’s a small world

Golden lion tamarind

Primates in the wild

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