Innovative Science Articles on our Bog| Smith Journal

The Tree of 40 Fruits

Thursday October 01, 2015

Tired of trees that only grow one type of fruit? Botanical artist Sam Van Aken has created a tree that can grow 40 different fruits at once – and it’s as beautiful as it is delicious.

Australian man Terry Tao might just be the greatest mathematician in the world – and he's not afraid to spout some pretty far-out ideas. This New York Times portrait makes for fascinating reading.

Musical Cars

Thursday August 06, 2015

As cars become quieter, it will be harder to hear them coming. One designer has come up with a solution: turn them into the greatest band the world has ever seen.

A Visual Guide to Food Additives

Monday August 03, 2015

A new book puts everyday food additives under the microscope to demystify the weird alchemy that goes into making them. (And, if nothing else, to show how cool they look.)

Touchy Feely Holograms

Wednesday July 29, 2015

Japanese scientists have invented a touchable hologram, bringing our sci-fi fantasies one step closer to reality.

Farming Underground

Tuesday July 28, 2015

A sprawling WWII bomb shelter in London has been transformed into the world's first urban underground farm. And it might just change the future of food.

The Bug Apocalypse is Coming

Friday July 24, 2015

A swarm of insects so large it’s showing up on US weather radars is currently besieging a small town in Texas. Best get your bug spray ready.

Human Science

Saturday July 18, 2015

Ever wonder what happens behind the doors of science labs? Daniel Stier's sharp, strangely tranquil photos will show you.

Cooking with Lava

Sunday July 12, 2015

Think your backyard BBQ is impressive? These guys just cooked a steak with lava. (Mmmm. Lava.)

Neil deGrasse Tyson on tour

Thursday July 02, 2015

Dr Neil deGrasse Tyson – aka Mr Cosmos – is coming to Australia. To prepare for his arrival, let’s revisit the most astounding fact he knows about the universe.

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