Animating Science at Play Part 3 Our small class of animation students divided up the big job of animating five shorts. The project didn’t always run smoothly, particularly when it came to the animation set in the 1950s. The 1950s passed from one student to another, until we had just one month left to finish the project. Show More Summary
Last weekend we watched “TheMan Who Knew Infinity” which is based on Robert Kanigel’s marvelous biographyof mathematician Ramanujan by the same name. It’s a very good production, and while it takes some liberties with the facts, it brings one of the most extraordinary characters in the history of science to life in the 21 st century. Show More Summary
The Transnational Light Bulb A light bulb is a relatively simple piece of technology, made out of filament, thin glass, several electric wires, and a socket. Those components make the light bulb a surprisingly transnational object. Above...Show More Summary
Animating Science at Play Part 2 It took about a month for our animation ideas to be approved by CHF. This was worrisome, because we only had three and a half months to finish before the end of the semester. To make the project moreShow More Summary
Harry Kroto who sadly passed away yesterday at 76 co-discovered fullerenes and was a passionate communicator of science. After he got the Nobel Prize, he devoted all his time to spreading the excitement of science in developing countries. Show More Summary
The Art of Metal Filaments I came to CHF to research whether metal scarcity affected the development of light bulbs. While visiting several local Philadelphia bars I stumbled on an unusual light bulb. It had an old-fashioned filament structure that wound in circles like thread on a loom. Show More Summary
coolchicksfromhistory: Google Doodle celebrating the birthday of mathematician and inventor Hertha Marks Ayrton (1854-1923).
My PhD advisor Jim Snyder passed away recently from a stroke. I was a graduate student with him at Emory University from 2003-2009. Along with my other advisor, Dennis Liotta, Jim had a very significant impact on both my scientific as well as personal development. Show More Summary
When You Work At a Museum...: othmeralia: It’s that time again! Museum Dance Off time that is! For...
Gruesome Lovely & Hags Lasses Bestiality, criminality, and gay guys these would be the baser components of one of all time, the ” Goldilocks of the many childrens tales that are favorite “. Whitewashed Goldilocks The existing variation of Goldilocks is famous to possibly everyone about the planetmewhat crazy woman, Goldilocks by name, tired of … Continue reading »
Animating Science at Play Part 1 Last September the Museum at CHF opened a new exhibit about the history of chemistry sets and other science toys called Science at Play. To make the chemistry sets come alive visually, CHF hired us, the...Show More Summary
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Albert Einstein (left) and French philosopher and writer Henri Bergson. npr: Last week’s announcement of the direct detection of gravitational waves proved, once again, the enduring power of Albert Einstein’s scientific vision. OnceShow More Summary
Brigitte Van Tiggelen at the KULeuven archives, Leuven, Belgium Intimate collaboration in a lab notebook with both handwritings. (Courtesy of the Universiteitsarchief Katholieke Universiteit te Leuven, Noddack-Tacke, 209) CHF’s Marketing...Show More Summary
When Is the Singularity? Probably Not in Your Lifetime: When was the last time you had a...
historicaltimes: A demonstration shows how a metal aircraft sheds lightning, 1950; USAF, published by National Geographic via reddit Nikola Telsa explored wireless telegraphy and produced artificial lightning. Ben Gross writes: Tesla...Show More Summary
Peter Galison Are scientific revolutions made from new ideas or new instruments? For most of the history of science we have exalted ideas over 'mere' tools: relativity and quantum mechanics command a kind of rarefied respect which magnetic resonance and gene sequencing don't. Show More Summary
Marshall Brennan is an Associate Editor for Nature Chemistry. He blogs at Colorblind Chemistry and goes on Twitter by @Organometallica. Read more
There is a very interesting article by quantum computing and collaborative science pioneer Michael Nielsen in Quanta Magazine on the recent victory of Google’s program AlphaGo over the world’s reigning Go champion, Lee Sedol. In the article Nielsen tries to explain what makes this victory so special. Show More Summary