Apr. 17, 2014

The Sounds of Space, in Indie Music

by Chau Tu

A new compilation of indie rock music includes sounds collected from the Voyager space missions.

Mar. 12, 2014

Estimate Pi by Dropping Sticks

by Chau Tu

A simulator based on one of the oldest problems in geometrical probability approximates pi.

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Mar. 07, 2014

Picture of the Week: Utah Inversion

by Chau Tu

The Salt Lake Valley's topography lends itself to a natural phenomenon called an inversion, which traps air pollution.

utah, salt lake city, air, pollution, inversion, chemistry
Feb. 21, 2014

Letting the Inner Athlete Shine, With a Techno-Boost

by Chau Tu

For Olympians, there’s interplay between natural athletic ability and suits that provide that extra edge.

technology, olympics, tech doping, doping, swimsuits, LZR racer, athlete, athletic ability, competition
Feb. 10, 2014

Seeing (and Feeling) the Future of Virtual Reality With the Oculus Rift

by Chau Tu

SciFri tests out the cutting-edge virtual reality device at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.

oculus rift, virtual reality, gaming, presence, rift
Jan. 31, 2014

The New Frontiers of Filmmaking, at Sundance

by Chau Tu

This year, the Sundance Film Festival's New Frontier exhibition explored humanity's evolving relationship with technology.

Jan. 17, 2014

Picture of the Week: Biofluorescing Fish

by Chau Tu

Researchers have discovered an unprecedented diversity of glowing fish species.

biofluorescing, biofluorescence, fish, john sparks, glowing, gfp
Jan. 07, 2014

Ice Spikes: Your Photos

by Chau Tu

We asked you to submit your own photos of the ice spike phenomenon.

ice spike, ice, photography, frozen water,
Jan. 03, 2014

Picture of the Week: Ice Spike

by Chau Tu

One experiment shows that this little understood phenomenon seems to perform better with distilled water.

ice spikes, freezing, ice, frozen water, ice cubes

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