Light in Slow Motion

Tuesday September 04, 2012

At 1,000,000,000,000 frames per second, a camera would be capable of tracking the passage of a single packet of light. Thanks to Ramesh Raskar and his team at MIT, we now possess this technology.

Four Hundred Thousand Galaxies

Friday August 24, 2012

Ninety seconds is all it takes to traverse almost half a million galaxies in this visualisation of our near universe.

The Stone Spray Project

Friday August 17, 2012

Take one beach, one sand binding agent, one laptop and one Super Sand Robot 3D printer and what do you get? How about a full-size building capable of containing numerous people?

Astro Yo-Yo

Wednesday August 15, 2012

When picturing an astronaut you generally envisage a guy in a white suit repairing equipment, or walking in slow mo. But playing with a yo-yo in zero-G? Now that's more like it.

Light Action

Thursday August 09, 2012

Japanese art student Yasutoki Kariya has reimagined Newton's Cradle using 11 computer-programmed incandescent light bulbs, some string and a motor. We explain.

The truth is out there?

Friday July 27, 2012

Looking to fill in the summer break? Why not search for aliens at a Scottish university. Next January, the University of Edinburgh is offering a free, online and wholly legitimate course in the search for extraterrestrial life.

Know thy boson

Monday July 23, 2012

News of CERN's discovery has been everywhere, but if you still don't quite understand what the Very Important Particle is - or does - then here's a short video that sums it up.

Meet Your Microbes

Tuesday July 17, 2012

Little known fact: the microbes living in our body weigh more than our brain. Over recent years the oft-maligned microbe has been undergoing an image makeover. 

The Polyfloss Factory

Wednesday July 11, 2012

Think of Polyfloss as fairy floss for the recycling generation.

Slime Mould Maps

Wednesday July 04, 2012

Slime mould may be the smartest unicellular organism on Earth. Now it's being used to discover new pathways through the streets of Amsterdam.