Mind bending optical illusions
The video above shows the amazing gravity-defying optical illusion that won the 2010 Best Illusion of the Year Contest earlier this week. Using optical illusions in science lessons never fails to amaze students. This particular one could be used as an engaging starter to any lesson on forces.
A shining use of smart materials
Smart materials are those that respond to external stimuli such as changes in temperature, pressure and movement. Getting celebrities involved is sure to give momentum to the use of the technology, and the recent appearance of the singer Katy Perry in a light-up dress at a recent awards ceremony will do wonders for the sale […]
Monitoring the melting ice
Climate change has been a hot (pun unintended) topic in the news recently. The latest UN climate talk opened on Friday, with the hope of reaching the global treaty that the Copenhagen talks in December failed to produce.
Multi-functional albino alligator
Meet Alistair the albino alligator (he hasn’t actually got a name but I feel the need to give him one). He is the latest animal to be homed at the South Carolina Aquarium in the USA. As well as being a fascinating creature to observe, Alistair is living in an aquarium because of his poor […]