Category Archives: Science

#Drones in the future (according to New York Magazine)

Aptly titled “Drones and everything after”, this long article by Benjamin Wallace-Wells featured in the latest issue of NYMag is an excellent compendium of ‘drone experiences‘ around the US and the world alike. Several real-world examples are given about how … Continue reading

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Zooming into a microchip: that’s where the (computer) magic happens!

This reminds me some Tron Movie sequence. Take a look at this nice video, you’ll zoom in into a common chip, thanks to a scanning electron microscope, and peek into the micron scale to see what’s really like to be … Continue reading

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Who would you ask to explain the Higgs Boson Particle (in 2 minutes)? Peter Higgs himself!

Ok, two minutes sounds too little time to explain something so complex as the Higgs Boson but this is a task fine for Peter Higgs himself. In this video [BBC], Higgs describes the particle and what it does in under … Continue reading

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Red Cross in the 21st century: donate for Sandy victims

USA has been hit by Sandy/aka Frankenstorm. The first message I got this morning (I live in Italy) on my iPhone while I was in the underground was from First Aid app by American Red Cross (check it here from … Continue reading

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Higgs Boson explained – with a cartoon video

I’m quite amazed and thrilled by Higgs Boson discovery . well, no… direct observation! But… what is exactly a Boson? What are the implications? Here comes a pretty comprehensive cartoon that explains theory, the discovery and a lot more to … Continue reading

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Happy PI Day! That’s 3.14 ;-) and Albert Einstein’s birthday too!

PI DAY & LIGHT – today is Pi day (3.14) and also Albert Einstein‘s birthday. About PI Day: Pi Day is a holiday commemorating the mathematical constant π (pi). Pi Day is celebrated on March 14 (or 3/14 in month/day … Continue reading

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Scale of the Universe: an interactive educational tutorial to almost everything

I love this Flash interactive animation! Aptly named The Scale of The Universe, allows you to see the whole universe – in all its scale from the tiniest particle ever up to the whole universe. It’s a journey in science, … Continue reading

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About creativity, time and good ideas – a nice book (and a video) that explains it almost all in a social way

Steven Johnson’s book is highly recommended: this is usually a book’s review ending line, I put it at the beginning since the book it’s about good ideas and good timing. Well, the good idea is grab a copy and the … Continue reading

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Imagination vs. knowledge: a sound advice

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.” Albert Einstein

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Interactive Periodic Table: a web 2.0 educational resource

The Dynamic Periodic Table bills itself as “The most interactive Web 2.0 periodic table available. Dynamic layouts showing names, electrons, oxidation states, trend visualization, orbitals, isotopes, and instant search. Full descriptions in 30 languages from Wikipedia.” and it’s hard to … Continue reading

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