Thursday, May 24, 2012

Amazing Ferrofluid Animation

On Twitter, I follow the amazing Maria Popova, who also curates the very cool Brain Pickings website. I come back to this site day after day because of the eclectic content that touches on design, science, philosophy, and art, as well as the great design of the site itself. (That yellow and white together are wonderful.) This morning, Maria posted a Twitter link to the following animation featuring ferrofluids, a substance I first encountered at the Exploratorium, and then later at another exhibit in the New York Hall of Science. These liquids will blow your mind, as does this clip:

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Mathematics and Physics

Here's a great video showing Paul Davies explaining the role of mathematics in physics.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

The Amazing Alan Turing

Princeton University is hosting a Turing Centennial Celebration this May. If you have a chance, stop by and learn about this pioneer of computer science.