Cambridge Science Festival

Mesmerized by the Borealis installation. As part of the Cambridge Science Festival last weekend, Dan Acher recreated the Northern Lights right above the MIT Open Space on Kendall Square. Dan … Continue reading Cambridge Science Festival

Photons are not to Be Taken Lightly

Last night I was granted one of those magical bedtime conversations with Simon that we share every now and then, about the nature of the universe. We were reading Randall … Continue reading Photons are not to Be Taken Lightly

Vanishing Letters

Simon’s way to celebrate Helloween: a little demo about how red marker reflects red LED light and becomes invisible. A nice trick in the dark! We also had so much … Continue reading Vanishing Letters

Simon’s Community Contribution: Variation of 2D Casting Coding Challenge in p5.js

This is Simon’s version of Daniel Shiffman’s 2D Casting code, made on Wednesday last week right after the live session. Link to the live session including the coding challenge. Code … Continue reading Simon’s Community Contribution: Variation of 2D Casting Coding Challenge in p5.js

What Does it Feel Like to Be Light? And Why the Infinity Tunnel is Actually Finite.

We were reading Steven Hawking’s A Brief History of Time, and Simon asked: “If the speed of light is the same relative to any body, is it the same relative … Continue reading What Does it Feel Like to Be Light? And Why the Infinity Tunnel is Actually Finite.

Electromagnetic Spectrum and the Opponent-process Theory

Simon has been fascinated about the Opponent-process theory (suggesting that color perception is controlled by the activity of three opponent systems, three independent receptor types which all have opposing pairs: white … Continue reading Electromagnetic Spectrum and the Opponent-process Theory