Dust out!

What is the point of cleaning when dust accumulates so quickly? About four weeks ago, this question popped up in my mind while I was practicing the yearly cleaning ritual just before Chinese New Year. The house was spick and span after a long and dreary session but – lo and behold! – the dust…

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Why so cirrus?

Why so cirrus? Today’s topic is about clouds – one of the many magnificent masterpieces created by Mother Nature! Ever look up to the sky and wonder about the existence of clouds? Then this page is where you get to appease your curiosity. Before I go on, some of you might be clueless to what…

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Prototyping the Harmonograph

These days, I rarely go behind the scenes in our workshops here at the Science Centre, but for the upcoming harmonograph installation at our Festival of Numbers I got the opportunity to do just that. A harmonograph is a pendulum-driven drawing machine that combines two or more harmonic movements to produce beautiful patterns of graceful…

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