Category Archives: Science

Installing TIE-GCM on Ubuntu using gfortran

This is a very specific post, most people will want to skip over it entirely. It is about how to install the ionosphere/thermosphere model TIE-GCM on Ubuntu computers using gfortran.

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How far is 1 astronomical unit (AU)?

An astronomical unit (AU) is a commonly used unit in astronomy, but what exactly is its value?

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Velocity Required for Loop the Loop

Chris (@chris2306) got asked how fast you would need to be going to complete a loop the loop. This is what we got. 

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Extreme Space Weather Events

After months of hard work the Royal Academy of Engineering have published their report on the impact of extreme space weather events in the UK – the media have reported on it with varying success…    

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It’s Snowing Outside!

I’m sitting in my office, at home, watching the snow falling outside and it got me thinking…. 

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A Short History of Nearly Everything – Some Corrections

I have just finished the book “A Short History of Nearly Everything” by Bill Bryson and I thought it was absolutely fantastic. There were a couple of mistakes that I noticed (and perhaps others that I did not! – and … Continue reading

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Aspartame: A bit of truth

The motivation for this blog is that I drink quite a lot of Pepsi Max. It is easily my favourite drink. But something that people tell me all the time is how bad it is for me. Not just the … Continue reading

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