How to make more engineers

There were at least two men named Phidias in ancient Greece – one was a sculptor, painter and architect, and the other was the father of Archimedes the scientist. That’s what I learnt from this video here: The video is actually about ‘Science Capital’, a concept that describes the sum of exposures a person has to…

The broken wing

I am a big fan of anything that creeps or crawls. I spent a few years training and watching ants and honey bees, so obviously I like those. But I also enjoy picking up beetles, or play with spiders. When a fly or moth is trapped behind a window, I will show them the way…

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…