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Space in the City

Space in the City

Mordecai-Mark Mac Low is a curator of astrophysics at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.

By | Posted April 13, 2010

Drinking and Lasing

Drinking and Lasing

Scientists make lasers out of drinks for fun

By | Posted April 4, 2010

Up And Down Are Big

Up And Down Are Big

We don’t usually associate movement with size. Saying that “up” and “down” are big is nonsensical. A dimension is a dimension is a dimension. Right?

By | Posted March 10, 2010

Vital Signs

Vital Signs

Chemicals are kept alive in a laboratory with the life support of a mechanical breathing box.

By | Posted February 25, 2010

What Do The Planets Sound Like?

What Do The Planets Sound Like?

Astronomer Greg Laughlin and composer Philip Glass try to hear the “music of the spheres” at the Rubin Museum’s latest Brainwave event

By | Posted February 22, 2010

Puppy Tweets Unleashes Dogs on Twitter

Puppy Tweets Unleashes Dogs on Twitter

Mattel’s new toy collar for dogs allows them to update their own Twitter accounts

By | Posted February 16, 2010

What's Next For The Laser Plane?

What’s Next For The Laser Plane?

Airborne laser successfully shoots down ballistic missile

By | Posted February 13, 2010

Calling on Statistics

Calling on Statistics

Why we might want to rethink our math education priorities

By | Posted February 12, 2010

Blow Up Your Own Balloons

Blow Up Your Own Balloons

We’re in the midst of a helium shortage, so let’s save what we can for science

By | Posted February 6, 2010

Skiing Faster Than Ever

Skiing Faster Than Ever

Just in time for the 2010 Winter Olympics, researchers are experimenting with different ski coatings and waxes to determine the perfect combination for faster skiing.

By | Posted January 11, 2010

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