Friday 26th April 2019,
Frontiers Magazine

Browsing the "Going Further" Category

The solitary wave

The solitary wave and the ship-building Scotsman

In February 1999 Mr John Sibley was killed when his small pleasure boat overturned off the coast off the Suffolk Coast of England. He was a non-swimmer gone for a day’s sea fishing with a friend in calm seas. Yet his friend recalls a freak, solitary 10-foot wave. Why? This was no tsunami. There was [...]

March 13, 2013 Alan Champneys Going Further 0

Metals In Medicine: Vanadium

Sea-squirts and Mushrooms Vanadium was named after Vanadis, the Norse goddess of beauty, due to its tendency to form compounds and solutions with a wide variety of colours. Vanadium is as abundant as zinc in the earth’s crust (0.015%), and is highly resistant to corrosion and very hard. Small quantities of vanadium add strength to [...]

March 12, 2013 Allison Kirsop Going Further 0

Washington Irving and the rediscovery of the lost centuries of knowledge

The journey of two friends in Spain nearly two centuries ago began a process of rediscovery that continues today: the awakening of Europe’s knowledge of an ancient heritage – and of lost centuries in the history of science. It happened in the spring of 1829, and they were both working in embassies in Madrid, and [...]

March 11, 2013 Howie Firth Going Further 0
Where mountaintop meets infinity

Where mountaintop meets infinity

About the closest we here on Earth can come to touching the sky is atop the arching Karakoram-Kunlun mountain range in south-central Asia. It has the highest road in the world, on a plateau about 6,000 metres above sea level. Hitching a ride northward from Kailas Mountain, the holiest site in western Tibet, over the [...]

March 1, 2013 Kala Perkins Going Further 0