Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Serkal Art Night 2011

A rare bit of luck. 8 galleries in one compound opening new exhibitions at night at the same time.

And a special treat of Chinese contemporary art:

Thursday, September 8, 2011

BBC News - Electric motor made from a single molecule
Researchers have created the smallest electric motor ever devised.

The motor, made from a single molecule just a billionth of a metre across, is reported in Nature Nanotechnology.

The minuscule motor could have applications in both nanotechnology and in medicine, where tiny amounts of energy can be put to efficient use.

Why Are Finland's Schools Successful?
Ninety-three percent of Finns graduate from academic or vocational high schools, 17.5 percentage points higher than the United States, and 66 percent go on to higher education, the highest rate in the European Union. Yet Finland spends about 30 percent less per student than the United States.

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Richard Dawkins Shows His Sweet Side

And he didn't take even a little bite.

Mars Loops the Loop

Brian Cox explains an astronomical phenomenon that baffled astronomers for centuries until heliocentrism ... using a stick and some rocks!

Physics All-Stars (and one Actor) - The Quantum World

Morgan Freeman, Stephen Hawking, Michio Kaku, Brian Cox, Richard Feynman, and Frank Close (with a little help from our old friend auto-tune ... hey, at least they don't pretend that they sing)

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