Playing with Optics

By Shah Kasmuri, Science Educator @ The Tinkering Studio, Science Centre Singapore. They say seeing is believing. But can we really trust what we see? Long before scientists were studying the properties of neutrons, artists had devised a series of techniques to deceive the brain into thinking that a person can be sawed in half,…

Orange you amazed!

Xin Nian Kuai Le! Happy Chinese New Year! By Gauri and Danny Here’s Part III of our orangey line-up of experimental goodies! Learn how to make an all-organic candle with the fruit that’s making its rounds all over this Chinese New Year season! Orange Candle: Ever wanted unique decorations for Chinese New Year or a…

Orange you bored?

Xin Nian Kuai Le! Happy Chinese New Year! by Gauri and Danny Part II As promised, here’s the second of our 3-part special on fun things you can do this Chinese New Year with those extra oranges you receive during this festive time… Popping a balloon without touching it Thought popping a balloon without touching…

Orange you excited for CNY?

Xin Nian Kuai Le! Happy Chinese New Year! By Gauri Saxena and Danny This time of year, boisterous beats of lion dance performances ring out in celebration corners decked in vibrant red and pink decor. Smells of tasty goodies like pineapple tarts and Yu Sheng waft in, making our mouths water. Families reunite over sumptuous…

A smashing exhibition!

Our chummy science counterparts – the ArtScience Museum, gifted us a terrific opportunity to interview Dr Harry Cliff, one of the curators of the Collider exhibition – which makes its Asian debut on 14 Nov 2015! Dr Cliff also happens to work in CERN (the European Organisation for Nuclear Research) in Geneva where the Large…

Bendy woody

Did you know that wood can be bent? I was initially surprised when I saw this blog with a science experiment for children called “A little science with breakfast”. It demonstrated an interesting science craft by bending craft sticks through a boiling process and letting the craft sticks dry in the bent form to become…

Experiments in 3D

The other day, after years of working with 3D images, I was surprised by a very basic phenomenon related to anaglyph images. I was walking through the ‘New Perspective on Mars’ exhibition with my red-and-blue glasses on, in search of a picture where adding the 3rd dimension to a flat image really makes a difference….