Sci Tech

This Is What It Sounds Like When You Put Tree Rings On A Record Player

This is an excerpt from the record Years, created by Bartholomäus Traubeck, which features seven recordings from different Austrian trees including Oak, Maple, Walnut, and Beech. What you are hearing is an Ash tree’s year ring data. Every tree sounds vastly unique due to varying characteristics of the rings, such as strength, thickness and rate of growth. Keep in mind […]

Good design solving a problem: The WaterWheel

Good design solving a problem: The WaterWheel

Although this is a small step in the right direction in solving a world problem, every bit helps!  The WaterWheel assist with transporting water to where it is needed. Over the course of the past 15 months, we’ve interviewed over 1500 community members, practitioners and experts, spent countless hours designing and prototyping in the field, […]

Best Science Video You’ll See Today

This vignette is a demonstration by Israel’s Tel Aviv University of a phenomenon called “quantum levitation.” Though the video itself fails to explain the physics behind the disk’s baffling ability to maintain orientation despite non-trivial factors like gravity and the rampant disbelief of onlookers, the University put together a website to explain things. Credits: Association […]

15 year old African boy invents electronics from trash heaps.

15-Year-Old Kelvin Doe is an engineering whiz living in Sierra Leone who scours the trash bins for spare parts, which he uses to build batteries, generators and transmitters. Completely self-taught, Kelvin has created his own radio station where he broadcasts news and plays music under the moniker, DJ Focus. Kelvin became the youngest person in […]