Science & Tech



GU Tech Society brings Google to campus

14th December 2018

  Makhib Choudkhuri Writer The Google Developer Festival held by the Glasgow University Tech Society on the November 18 was a fantastic insight into a mixture of a variety of technologies. Over the course of the day multiple speakers from Google, along with freelancers and technology experts, came to talk about the latest progress in ...


Turning up the heat on renewables targets

29th November 2018

Lewis Harvey Writer Right now there are huge amounts of waste heat pouring out of various industries which could be used to heat homes. The hot topic in the energy sector right now is renewable energy and with companies like Scottish Power going 100% wind powered, hitting our renewable energy targets will be a breeze, ...


Can ASMR improve your mental health?

25th November 2018

  Tara Gandhi Investigations Editor   Let’s get one thing out there before we start: ASMR is not a sexual thing. There are sexual versions of it, for sure. But it is no more inherently sexual than say, being a pizza delivery guy is – if you look for the content, it’s there. What it ...


Kelvin on Power

24th November 2018

David Friday Writer Over a 100 years since Lord Kelvin predicted the demise of coal, David Friday examines how accurate some of his other powerful predictions were Lord Kelvin, the enigmatic and never outspoken physicist, is a fixture of Glasgow University. From his statue in Kelvingrove Park to his house on Professors’ Square that boasts ...


Feeling S.A.D?

23rd November 2018

Bethany Woodhead Views Editor  The effectively named SAD (for seasonal affective disorder) or more affectionately, “the winter blues” is, as described by the NHS, a “type of depression that comes and goes in seasonal pattern”. Despite the acronym merely making me think of the glum little creature from Pixar’s animated film “Inside Out”, a SAD ...


Mars rocks, hard drilling and space truckers

18th November 2018

  Patrick Hughes Writer Patrick Hughes on this year’s UofG space conference The Annual Glasgow Space Conference, held in mid-October in the University of Glasgow, is the opportunity for early and late-career space science researchers and industry workers to come together, share research and give talks on the work being done around the city. Here ...


Glasgow in deep water

13th November 2018

  Kristy Leeds Writer Are you reading this in Glasgow? What if I told you that in 50 years, it is very likely that the building you are in right now will be flooded? Well, for starters, I don’t think you would believe me, but daughtingly, this could be the new reality for Scotland’s largest ...


Echo, echo, echo

13th November 2018

  Makhib Choudkhuri Writer In music and sound, an echo chamber is an enclosed space that produces reverberations of sound, with a single noise echoing until it’s fully absorbed by the chamber. In social media it has a similar meaning: a confined space within which your thoughts and opinions are echoed by a similar group ...


PC gone mad

12th November 2018

Jamie Quinn Science & Tech Editor How the world’s most popular programming language went politically correct   With just one line, “I’m closing this now,” Guido van Rossum, creator of the programming language Python, strolled out of retirement on 11 September to end a heated argument about the use of the terms “master” and “slave” ...


Missing the target?

25th October 2018

  Isabella Eastwood Writer By blaming violence on video games, the media misses its mark In December 1980, Mark David Chapman fatally shot John Lennon four times in the back. In February 1993, ten-year-olds Robert Thompson and Jon Venables kidnapped, tortured and killed two-year-old James Bulger, and in April 1999, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold ...