The Nobel Prize in Physics for 2012 has been awarded to French scientist Serge Haroche and American scientist David J. Wineland. They “have opened the door to a new era of experimentation with quantum physics by demonstrating the direct observation of individual quantum particles without destroying them,” according to The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences’ …Continue Reading
The scene in which Adolf Hitler has an outburst in front of his generals in the film Der Untergang is often used for satire on the internet. This time, the dictator explodes because his study was rejected by the reviewers of the journal Ecology. All scientists who want to publish their findings are challenged by …Continue Reading
In the video below, “YouTube-maths-wizard” Vi Hart demonstrates the hexaflexagon, a multifaceted geometric model that can be folded in remarkable ways. The flexagon was first discovered by Arthur H. Stone in the 1930′s, after playing with some paper stripes during class. Today, its fascinating features will still blow your mind. She also explains how to …Continue Reading
For this interesting experiment, strangers in Brussels, Belgium were invited to have their mind read by Dave Guillame, a psychic. Not only does Dave stun the volunteers with his accurate knowledge, he even explains how it’s done.
Watch the following clip (for those who do not speak Japanese, better watch it without sound) first: Amazing, isn’t it? This Northern White-faced Owl (Ptilopsis leucotis) is capable of taking on three different shapes when threatened. When it is confronted with the first opponent, a slightly bigger owl, its tactic is to look as large …Continue Reading