Archive for category: Science

Six Basic Machines of Classical Antiquity

Six Basic Machines of Classical Antiquity

15 / March 25, 2009 10:22 am

By looking at the pictures, can you identify the basic machine principle at work? What is the missing sixth machine principle? (Hint: beer bottle opener) And finally, where do you see these principles at work all around you?

The Power of Pattern-Seeking

The Power of Pattern-Seeking

0 / March 20, 2009 11:35 am

We are naturally pattern-seeking creatures. When the ancient Greeks looked up at the stars, they invented a whole series of rich stories and mythologies to go with the constellations. These stories and patterns may on one hand seem arbitrary to […]

Science – The first open-source system?

0 / February 25, 2009 10:49 am

What is science? Most people will associate it with test tubes and experiments and miraculous inventions, but this only points to the unfortunate way we teach science. We neglect to learn the most valuable contribution of science which is the […]

How my bathroom products came to be…

How my bathroom products came to be…

2 / September 11, 2008 8:10 am

As I was brushing my teeth, I noticed the dizzying array of products lining the bathtub. I wondered, what more does one need than a bar of soap and shampoo? And theoretically you only need the shampoo since it acts […]

How DEEP is your Creative Space?

How DEEP is your Creative Space?

1 / December 18, 2007 7:52 pm

There are many fleeting moments of fulfillment… an intimate connection with another human being, a beautifully played soccer game, a breathtaking view at the end of a hike. Creating something, however, is a kind of fulfillment that lasts many moments […]