Topic: Idea Factory
Friday, September 7, 2012
Can you design a structure that can withstand gravity? Build a bridge you can cross. Reconstruct the world-famous Roman arches. Stack blocks to form a gravity-defying cantilever. Marvel at the mechanics of pulleys, gears, and other labor-saving devices.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Monday, February 7, 2011
Friday, February 11, is Thomas Edison's birthday. Probably the greatest inventor of modern time, Edison accumulated over 1000 patents, over twice that of other prolific inventors. His inventions include the light bulb, motion picture camera, phonograph, stock ticker, mechanical vote...
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Besides highly publicized science stories of 2010 (Gulf oil spill, Chilean miner rescue, bedbugs, etc.), there were some intriguing and somewhat odd science stories: 1. You think like a worm – The human brain’s center of deep thought is curiously similar to a clump of neurons...
Friday, October 8, 2010
So… here’s a good one - two guys used Scotch tape and won a Nobel Prize. Hmmm… Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov won the Nobel Prize in Physics on Tuesday for their pioneering work with a revolutionary new material called graphene. Basically a one-atom-thick layer of...