Take a bite of Science!

Have you ever felt so caught up in your day-to-day work that you have no time to read about many interesting news, even those related to the industry that you work in?  Kin Guan, one of our Science Educators, learnt about the Scientific American’s 60-second science concept during his Master of Science in Science Communication…

Anechoic Chamber – What’s that?

That was my question when I walked into the A*STAR Anechoic Chamber at Fusionopolis yesterday morning, and the answer was “greater” than what I had expected. I was fortunate to have the opportunity to join in some students on their visit to various A*STAR laboratories yesterday. We were first greeted by a robot that some…

The charisma of numbers

Yen is a PR professional at Science Centre Singapore. Was it by chance that I attended the Science and Engineering in the world’s fastest car talk last Saturday, and then go home to watch Superman Returns on television? I didn’t realise I kept seeing Wing Commander Andy Green in that Superman outfit that evening! Me and…

The Science & Engineering in the World’s Fastest Car!

Today I had the chance to listen to an inspiring one-hour presentation by Wing Commander Andy Green, the holder of the current World Land Speed Record on “The Science & Engineering in the World’s Fastest Car!”. During the one-hour presentation, Andy Green introduced various projects that his team had worked on (i.e. ThrustSSC which set…

Lost in Membrane Protein Crystallisation

Exactly a fortnight ago, I found myself in a spot of barney! Now I know that’s an uncanny expression (especially since its cockney slang), but if you’ve watched Ocean’s Eleven, Don Cheadle who incidentally plays Colonel James Rhodes in the movie—Iron Man Three, uses that very expression to communicate that he’s in a spot of…

Discover the science of gems with Tanja Sadow (Part II)

Dominic Fondé is a freelance artist living and working in Singapore. He specialises in glass engraving, creating artworks for private clients and gallery sale. He also teaches regular classes in glass art. To find out more about Domonic and his artwork, please email him at dominicfonde@gmail.com. As promised, here’s part II of ‘Discover the science…

Discover the science of gems with Tanja Sadow

Guest Author – Dominic Fondé is a freelance artist living and working in Singapore. He specialises in glass engraving, creating artworks for private clients and gallery sale. He also teaches regular classes in glass art. To find out more about Domonic and his artwork, please email him at dominicfonde@gmail.com. As part of the ongoing Science…

Obsession with snails

The latest obsession by our blogging team (or part of it) seemed to be the snail community in the Science Centre Singapore (latest addition to our exhibitions). Earlier this week, snails eggs have been discovered by Danny in both the terrestrial and aquatic tank (Read his blog entry here and check out the pictures taken…

Behold… New Generation Science!

This year’s ASPAC Conference only just concluded at Science Centre Singapore on Saturday last week (for the uninitiated, I’ll allude to what the conference was about at the end of this write-up, so don’t worry). One of the sub-themes of the conference was ‘New Generation Science’. And while this was discussed largely around the new generation of visitors, science centres and technologies, I felt…

Future Perfect II

Guest Post by Alvin Tan, artistic director, The Necessary Stage. ‘Future Perfect’ – a play about human enhancement. Three interwoven stories, light-hearted, dramatic and poignant, will unfold before your eyes and pull you in as the characters struggle with ethical issues on the biomedical front. Future Perfect’ runs at the Science Centre from 5-9 March,…