We FINALLY Know What a Black Hole Looks Like

Here it is. The moment you’ve all been waiting for. “We’re delighted to be able to report to you today that we have seen what we thought was unseeable. We have seen and taken a picture of a black hole.” The first ever photo of a black hole, more specifically the supermassive black hole 55 […]

Going Solar Part 1 – Installing a 4kW PV Array at the Automated Home

having watched the price of solar panels steadily fall over the last few years and seeing a drop in incentives on the horizon we decided to pull the trigger on a system for the automated home. Whilst we could have mounted some panels on the south-facing roof at the front of the house, they wouldn’t […]

Black Holes are WAY Smaller than You Think

Hi, everybody, this is black hole M87. NGC 4486 or Virgo A, it’s a supermassive black hole and the first ever seen by our jelly-filled light buckets. Virgo a is six and a half million times more massive than our Sun. But like, how big is it not like how massive but like how large […]

What If We Could Harness the Energy of a Black Hole?

What would happen if you put a couple of physicists in a room with a rope, a box and a black hole? They might come up with a plan to power the Earth for centuries. This is WHAT IF, and here’s what would happen if we could harness the energy of a black hole. Black […]

The first image of a black hole: A three minute guide

This is the first direct image ever taken of a black hole, courtesy of the Event Horizon Telescope. Creating this image required more data than any other scientific experiment in history. So how did they do it? Up until now most measurements of black holes were indirect, like this time lapse of stars at the […]

What is a Black Hole? – Stephen Hawking’s final theory

We want to thank Google’s science journal app for supporting PBS Digital Studios black holes they’re weird In a recent paper about them seems to me to be the strangest one yet black holes might be covered in hair I’m Diana you’re watching physics girl It’s been a while since I made a YouTube video […]

Research shows Black Plastics could create Renewable Energy

Research from Swansea University has found a way to convert Plastics into carbon nanotube material. The global plastics crisis has recently focused scientists’ attention on finding technical solutions for the ever-increasing oversupply of plastic waste. Black plastic is one of the greatest contributors to landfill waste, because it cannot be sorted using industrial practices based […]

Scientists Just Detected Two Supermassive Black Holes on a Collision Course

Supermassive black holes are thought to be at the center of most galaxies, and they are huge. The Milky Way’s own supermassive black hole, Sagittarius A*, is about 4 million times the mass of our sun. But scientists have just spotted two absolute behemoths, that dwarf Sagittarius A*, and they are on a collision course. […]

Why Black Holes Could Delete The Universe – The Information Paradox

Black holes are the most powerful things in the universe, strong enough to rip whole stars into atom sized pieces Well, this is scary enough. They have an even more powerful and dark property: they might delete the universe itself. Black holes in a nutshell A black hole appears when an extraordinary amount of matter […]

Could Black Holes Made of Light Power Our Spaceships?

There are some crazy ideas for spacecraft propulsion out there, but tops among them must be the idea to power an interstellar craft with a black hole. Wait it gets crazier. The black hole is made of light. Yes, that’s right, a black hole, which is a region in space where the gravity is so […]