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Symphony Of Science – Waves Of Light

Symphony of Science – Waves of Light. It’s been two years since the last Symphony of Science tune, but Melodysheep once again creates a fantastic piece. As usual, the science is great, the symphony is great, and the video is … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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