Author: Scott Dutfield

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How do identity chip implants work?

Could these tiny internal mini-computers be the new frontier in contactless identification? Image credit: WCusr2019/Wiki Comms How comfortable would you feel about walking around with an implanted chip encrypted with your personal information? Radio-frequency...

Future Tech: How to make living machines

We’re on the cusp of programmable life – what could this mean for our future? Image credit: Douglas Blackiston The concept of a living machine might make you imagine a walking, talking humanoid. However,...

Polar Bears: Meet the King of the Arctic

Image by 358611 from Pixabay The polar bear may seem cute and cuddly, but these mammoth mammals of the Arctic are a hardened species, set out to survive in these subzero temperatures, plunging to...

What is the Herschel crater?

Mimas, Saturn’s closest moon, looks like the Death Star with its massive impact crater Image credit: NASA/JPL/SSI Of Saturn’s major moons, Mimas is the closest to the planet at 185,520 kilometres away. The moon...

7 Creepy worlds across the cosmos

The universe is a weird and wonderful place, but some of the strange new worlds we’ve discovered are far from welcoming… Doomed planet Planet: Wasp-12b Discovered: 2008 Distance from Earth: 1,400 lightyears Similar to...

The psychology of ghost encounters

Parapsychologist Dr Ciarán O’Keeffe tells us how the mind can affect encounters and a weird experience that even he can’t explain With over 30 years of experience in the field of parapsychology, Dr O’Keeffe...

What makes muscles strong?

With every simple move we make our muscle cells are working overtime Image by Łukasz Dyłka from Pixabay Moving our limbs seems like a relatively simple task. Whether it’s picking up a cup of...

Turning poop into perfume

There’s a secret scent in your favourite fragrance that started life as a smelly lump of whale ambergris Image credit: Gabriel Barathieu/Wiki Comms When walking along the beach, if you’re really lucky you might...