Tag Archives: New Scientist

Optical Illusions

Everyone loves optical illusions. If you don’t… well, I don’t have to finish that sentence because every loves optical illusions! There are many awesome illusions floating around the web, and I’m sure you’ve seen the majority of them. Here, I … Continue reading

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Curiosity Completes Its First Martian Year

Today, June 24th 2014, marks the day that NASA’s Curiosity rover has been on Mars for one whole Martian year (687 days). The above video talks about the Curiosity mission, the results they’ve achieved, and the challenges they’ve faced. It’s incredibly … Continue reading

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The Periodic Table Of Elemental Discoveries

I’ve already told you about the greatness of the Periodic Table, along with Tom Lehrer‘s great song, but here we have a slightly different Periodic Table. This one shows the elements and the country they were discovered in (New Scientist). … Continue reading

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10 Ideas That Will Shape 2013

What are the 10 ideas that will shape 2013? Over at New Scientist, they have a great list of how science will shape this new year. “Feed your mind for the new year on weird weather, stem cell reboot, next-gen … Continue reading

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Science In 2012

Another day closer to the end of 2012, another review of some of the awesome science and stuff that has gone on this year! Starting us off today is New Scientist with their picks of the year in life science. … Continue reading

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Decay

“Decay is a 75 minute zombie movie shot and set at the Large Hadron Collider, CERN, by physics PhD students.” (Vimeo) A short review of the film can be found over at New Scientist. I agree on the excellent music, … Continue reading

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Weekly Ramblings – Mandelbulb Cat Flashes Death Chess Coaster

  A slightly delayed Weekly Ramblings, but it has arrived! Ever heard of chess coaster? Inspired by a brilliant xkcd comic, the basic premise is to capture yourself and a friend or 2 playing chess whilst on a roller coaster, … Continue reading

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SpaceX CRS-1 Launch

“It’s official: private spacecraft are now delivering supplies to the International Space Station (ISS). At 8.35 pm local time on Sunday night, a Dragon space capsule made by the firm SpaceX of Hawthorne, California, blasted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, with paid-for … Continue reading

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ENCODE

“ENCODE, the Encyclopaedia of DNA Elements, is the most ambitious human genetics project to date. It takes the 3 billion letters described by the Human Genome Project in 2000, and tries to explain them. Remarkably, ENCODE scientists have managed to … Continue reading

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Extreme Venn Diagrams

Venn diagrams are cool, and extremely varied. “If you think Venn diagrams are just a bunch of interlocking circles, think again. Pushing this iconic branch of mathematics to its limits reveals just how varied – and beautiful – these diagrams … Continue reading

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