Archive for 'Fun Science'
Can computer games teach science? Well, if the game is Kerbal Space Program, which involves building and piloting a rocket into space, the answer’s a resounding YES! It starts off simple: build a rocket, put 3 little green guys in a capsule on top and hit the launch button. These little fellows live on a [...]
You may have heard this week that NASA’s Curiosity Rover has landed safely on Mars. This is an amazing achievement for science! The rover itself is as large as an SUV and 15 times heavier than any rover sent to Mars. It carries a battery of scientific instruments to test the Martian soil and atmosphere. [...]
So there’s been a lot of talk in the news lately about the Higgs Particle and what it might mean for the standard model of particle physics. But did you know that it sounds like Latin Dance music? Some clever researchers mapped some regularities in the data into musical notes and produced a rather catchy [...]