Sounds like a Bright Idea! 

By Aminah Hydar, Benjamin Wong and Chen Siyu of Broadrick Secondary School  Imagine waking up one day with limited electricity, reserved only for powering essential appliances at home, in schools and in offices. No more watching television, charging our phones and gadgets, using our computers, or even turning on the air-conditioner on a warm day. Seems unlikely? Well, if we are not careful about how we consume electricity,…

Pulse with Pulses!

The International Science Drama Competition (ISDC) has become an integral part of the primary schools calendar with students and educators participating from all over South-East Asia in this annual event. Each year, the ISDC themes up with the international theme of the year – this 2016 the theme is Food for Life because it is…

1-on-1 with a Cardboard Extraordinaire!

Here’s snippets of my exclusive with cardboard sculptor – Bart Ting whom I met at Science Centre Singapore straight after his media interview only last Wed! Me: “Your installations all look massively impressive. Have you produced any miniatures?” Bart: “Yea! I designed a 23-cm F1 car, made from 2 pieces of A4 cardboard. It was…

Introducing… Bart Ting!

Much as this man needs no introduction, I shall do it all the same – for the uninitiated! It takes someone special to render the ordinary – extraordinary! And that’s just what cardboard boy-wonder – Bartholomew Ting does best! Graduating from business and gravitating to the creative arts, Bart (in short) has made quite a name…

Animation fun

It was in the earlier part of this year that the readers of the Singapore Scientist magazine were actively engaged in a “Dinosaur skeleton assembly” activity, whereby readers can remove paper skeleton parts of a dinosaur from an activity page of the magazine, assemble them according to their own creativity, and email a photograph of…

Toilet Science

How long has it been since you last went to a washroom? Probably not very long. That is one kind of environment that we are all quite familiar with, by necessity. But how long has it been since you went to a washroom and thought about science? There’s lots of science in and around the…

A period of elemental challenge

Guest Post by Hoe Kian Guang, Student at Raffles Junior College. His teammates were Samuel Fong, Alden Tan & Tan An Sen. The Shell Singapore Youth Science Festival (SSYSF) is a national event jointly organised by Science Centre Singapore, the Science Teachers’ Association of Singapore and the Shell Companies in Singapore. Since its inception, SSYSF…

Science of the City

Juggling roller skaters are not exactly an everyday occurance, at least not in my city. But they are excellent illustrations of relative motion, and surprisingly entertaining to watch. How do I know? Well, one of the entries in the Science of the City Video Contest features lots of roller skaters, and one of them juggles…

Lessons from two Mynas

Written by A/Prof Lim Tit Meng, Chief Executive, Science Centre Singapore When I was an undergraduate student decades ago, I did a bird behaviour field survey comparing two species of myna, the Common or Indian Mynah (Acridotheres tristis) and the Javan Myna (Acridotheres javanicus), also known as the White-vented Myna or the Buffalo Myna. The…