Jack Davey

A new X-ray map of the universe

In July last year, the German-Russian Spektr-RG satellite was launched into orbit. On board it carries all of the equipment necessary to act as a cutting edge, high-energy observatory and now it has returned an X-ray scan of the Universe covering the entire sky. This instrument is known as eROSITA...
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Posted Jul. 11, 2020

My favourite genre: science fiction

I can’t remember a time before I discovered the wonders of science fiction. In my mind, it is the ultimate genre for embracing the freedom of pen and paper and is filled with so much diversity that no one should discount it with a blank refusal. For the technologically minded, there’s...
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Posted Mar. 1, 2019

Books to escape the gloomy weather

As a remedy for the grey, gloomy weather the winter months bring, I have several literary candidates, each a sure way to alleviate the weight of the grey skies and spark hope in the heart. One solution which I find very effective is to indulge in pure escapism with a...
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Posted Feb. 4, 2019

Why science students love the arts

As part of our ArtsTech collaboration, we wanted to find out what Science and Arts students love about the other discipline, and why they think the intersection is so important. Read on to find out what aspects of art inspire science students.
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Posted Dec. 6, 2018

Don’t let the weather dampen your desire to read

In my mind, there’s no such thing as bad weather for reading. Whatever the world’s doing outside, there’s always a perfect read for the season if you know where to look. I tend not to read the same types of books when the sun is shining and the days are...
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Posted Nov. 27, 2018

Powerful protagonists and how to create them

There isn’t a set formula for whipping up a compelling protagonist. Endless hours go into developing them as they are the lens through which the author is able to display the fruits of their imagination – perfection in this aspect is key to a gripping narrative. I love how every...
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Posted Nov. 15, 2018