An Interview with Nigel Whitehead, CTO at BAE Systems

Profile Nigel Whitehead Chief Technology Officer, BAE Systems Nigel was appointed Chief Technology Officer on 1st January 2018. In this role he has responsibility for coordinating technology investment, collaboration and exploitation across the Group’s products, services and operations. Nigel also leads the functions of Engineering, Manufacturing, Support, IM&T, Project Management and Strategy. Nigel was previously […]

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How Do Drinks Affect Reaction Time?

Introduction In modern society, professional athletes, especially sprinters often use illegal steroids or drinks that affect their reaction times to maximize their performance. For example, the Jamaican sprinter Nesta Carter has been caught out in the reanalysis of his blood and urine samples, which found that he used the illegal substance methylhexaneamine to increase his

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The Humble, Immortal Hydra

Abstract A plunge into the depths of the supposedly non-ageing Hydra – the superior cousin to the jellyfish – and their secret to non-senescence (or the phenomenon, anyway). This review article will explore the adaptive qualities of Hydra and how they have arrived at the Fountain of Youth before us. Throughout history, humans have been

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A Prison for Light: A History and Summary of the Black Hole

  Abstract This paper will look at the nature of the black hole, how it was discovered, how they are classified, how it creates problems with conventionally accepted physics like general relativity, why black holes are hard to study, and what Stephen Hawking’s Black Hole Information Paradox is. In the first section of the paper,

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How Reliable is fMRI as a Neuroimaging Tool to Study Visual Experiences in Dreaming?

Abstract The nature of dream is private. It is impossible to render the dreaming experience public until scientists discovered the association between dreaming and activation of the brain, followed by the invention of neuroimaging tools, such as functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and electroencephalogram (EEG), to study brain activities during dreaming. Hence, the construction of

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Designing a Public Archive Data Structure with Wikipedia as Database

  Abstract Lunar Mission One is a publicly-funded project that aims to pioneer inclusive space exploration that belongs to everyone, planning to send an international robotic lander to Moon and leave a record of life on Earth there. This essay aims to design a data structure for the mission’s public archive. With Wikipedia as the

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Measuring Granular Flow Through a Funnel with a Force Sensor

  Abstract This paper presents an apparatus to measure the flow of granular matter through a funnel with a force sensor. In addition to being easily reproducible, our proposed method enhances measurement accuracy from the popular method that uses a stopwatch. We notice, however, that our proposed setup induces an unwelcome force that confounds force

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Earthworms, Salamanders and Humans: A Pathway to New Discoveries

Abstract Our world is one of much diversity, with over thirty million species of insects alone. What makes this diversity more incredible is the amount of similarities that many organisms share. These parallels can be harnessed in ways that allow us as humans to take advantage of our similarities with other organisms and use them

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