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TES partner The Royal Albert Hall along with television presenters Dallas Campbell (pictured left) and Yan Wong joined together to present the world’s first science lesson to be streamed live to classrooms around the world. What is sound? - was recorded live on 11 October and it is now available for you and your class to watch back whenever you like. The lesson was part of the Royal Albert Hall's aim to increase access, innovation and education in the arts and sciences.
by Maria Popova One designer’s homage to Marie Curie, Jane Goodall, Rosalind Franklin, Grace Hopper, Rachel Carson, and Sally Ride. Despite what Einstein may have advised a little girl looking to be a scientist but fearing her gender, an enormously important — and heartbreaking — new study has demonstrated that there is, indeed, a tangible, persistent gender bias in science. To blame it all on some great conspiracy by The Man would be, of course, foolish and simplistic — it’s a complex, systemic issue, a significant factor in which is the tragically low visibility of female scientists.
Do you like playing with bubbles? Almost every kid loves to blow bubbles – and wishes that their bubbles don’t pop or evaporate so quickly! This science fair project was performed to determine if adding other substances to a bubble solution can help the bubbles last longer.
If you're looking for some fun science experiments for kids then you've come to the right place.
by Maria Popova “To be perfectly original one should think much and read little, and this is impossible, for one must have read before one has learnt to think.” What a magical Rube Goldberg machine of discovery literature is — the original “inter-net,” if you will, with the allusions, citations, and references in one work opening doors to countless others. One such Rube Goldberg chain reaction began in last month’s Dancing About Architecture: A Little Book of Creativity , which first led me to the 1939 gem A Technique for Producing Ideas , and then to The Art of Scientific Investigation ( public library ; public domain ) — an absolutely fantastic treatise on creativity in science and, by extension, in all endeavors of the mind, originally written by Cambridge University animal pathology professor W. I. B.
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Hats off to the Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio , which produced this three minute animation called Perpetual Ocean . The visualization shows ocean currents as they swirled around between June 2005 and December 2007, and it was all produced with a computational model called ECCO2. ECCO2 attempts to model the circulation and climate of the ocean, helping scientists to understand how the ocean will contribute to future climate change. It’s some heady science that also yields some visually impressive animations. Perpetual Ocean (which was submitted to the SIGGRAPH 2011 Computer Animation Festival) can be viewed in a variety of formats from this page . More excellent clips can be found in our collection of Great Science Videos . via Kottke