Particle-beam weapons are the bread and butter of many a science fiction arsenal. I used them in my story Hostages, and already mentioned them once when discussing particle accelerators. I thought it was time for a more in-depth look at particle-beam weapons.
Last week, I looked at nuclear weapons. This week, let’s have a closer look at nuclear radiation, the result of nuclear weapons.
North Korea might soon have them, and President Trump seems to want more of the things. Seems like a good time to have a look at what a nuclear weapon really is.
Particle accelerators can show us the secrets of the universe! Or possible create a black hole that sucks up Earth. But what are particle accelerators?
My physics teacher in high school first introduced me to the Dutch equivalent of the saying “to Measure is to know.” In the current climate of anti-intellectualism a.k.a. post-truth, measuring is often attacked. Let’s have a look at measuring and its pitfalls.