How an H-Bomb works – or, How I Learned To Start Worrying And Hate The Bomb – an annotated infographic

Ever wondered what an H-Bomb is? How it works? What it does? Why we should all be terrified of it? Answers, we got ’em, in the form of this H-Bomb infographic. Basically, your average hydrogen bomb in the street – that’s the H-Bomb to you, mate – is a thermonuclear weapon, see, that uses the energy from a primary fission bomb to ignite a secondary nuclear fusion reaction. Bish, bash, bomb. Job done. The result is the most destructive weapon ever created by man. Good thing / bad thing? Discuss*. Click on the graphic for an expanded view.   *The … Continue reading How an H-Bomb works – or, How I Learned To Start Worrying And Hate The Bomb – an annotated infographic

Book Review: Physics in a Mad World – M Shifman

By Jade Fell “Physics is really nothing more than a search for ultimate simplicity, but so far all we have is a kind of elegant messiness.” ― Bill Bryson You should never judge a book by its cover, and the same is definitely true for size. While at first glance this book might come across as somewhat of a hefty and intimidating read, perhaps something a physics student might be assigned as weekend reading, the contents of the book is much more manageable. Split into three distinct sections, and interlaced with essays, letters, interviews and diary entries, Physics in a … Continue reading Book Review: Physics in a Mad World – M Shifman