Tag Archives: light

How To Identify That Light In The Sky

“What is that light in the sky? Perhaps one of humanity’s more common questions, an answer may result from a few quick observations. For example — is it moving or blinking? If so, and if you live near a city, the … Continue reading

Posted in Ramblings, Science | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Why Is Glass Transparent?

Why is glass transparent? An excellent little TED-Ed video, with the science behind it by Mark Miodownik. “If you look through your glasses, binoculars or a window, you see the world on the other side. How is it that something … Continue reading

Posted in Science | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Paper Works

“Cologne artist Simon Schubert creates intricate images of stately homes and palaces simply by folding plain white sheets of paper.  Folds in the surface create a relief of just a few millimetres, catching the light at different angles to create … Continue reading

Posted in Ramblings | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Borrowed Light

“The last patron of an abandoned observatory takes on an impossible task to show the surrounding city something incredible. A short animation about conflicting existences, natural wonders, and petty theft on a grand scale.” (Vimeo) Borrowed Light is a delightful … Continue reading

Posted in Ramblings, Science | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Water Spirals

What do you think of when you see this video: Magic?  Witchcraft?  Trickery? Science?  If you answered 1 or 2, I’m sorry, that’s the wrong answer. If you answered 4, with a little bit of 3 thrown in there, huzzah, … Continue reading

Posted in Ramblings, Science | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Lightest Substance On Earth

What is the lightest human-made substance on Earth? Care to guess its weight? The answer lies in a lab in China. Scientists from Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China have created a graphene aerogel that weighs a spritely 0.16 milligrams per cubic … Continue reading

Posted in Science | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Light Sculptures

I’ve posted before about an artist using scrap metal and light to create pieces of art. Over at Colossal, we have another artist, Diet Wiegman, doing something similar, whereby he uses various trash and objects to create fantastic light sculptures. … Continue reading

Posted in Ramblings | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment