Science

The Moon

The transition from the brightness of a full moon to the darkness of a moonless night has fascinated peoples and influenced beliefs throughout history. The rhythms of the lunar cycles remain a vital reference for many cultures all over the world. Since the most ancient times, people have observed the waning and waxing of the moon and used these regular cycles to mark time.

A data trove to support a hoped-for shark sanctuary in Indonesia

The sun is rising behind Mount Rinjani as a group of divers boards a boat to Shark Point, a spot popular among sea turtles and reef sharks on the north side of this small island in the Gili Matra marine preserve. They are going on a survey dive to record sightings of the sea creatures, with the hope this data will support the effort to establish Indonesia’s first shark sanctuary — a fully protected marine area where all commercial fishing, possession and trade of shark species and their products are prohibited.

Monitor Lizard – harmless dragons and smart hunters

Monitor lizard are common residents of the Gili islands and, although increasing construction and larger human presence have confined the territory of these beautiful reptiles, they are frequently spotted. Do not be fooled by their dragon-like appearance, these animals belong to the same genus of the fierce and dangerous Komodo dragons, but the species found in the Gilis is harmless. When you happen to meet one, worst-case scenario it will be so scared that it will start vomiting and defecating because of fear. To avoid this type of mutually disturbing encounters, do not food leftovers around the place.

Sustainable Design Meets Science

Adopting state-of-the-art environmental standards and a scientific, contemporary interpretative approach, Singapore’s Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum (LKCNHM) stands out for its distinct architecture and exhibition design, which show continuity between the external building and the galleries. Both W Architects and Gsmprjct worked on solid and multi-faceted shapes; the building resembles a solid rock covered […]

Arduino LED AcroSuit@Ozora 2014

Ozora festival in Hungary is a magic place where creativity comes to life in thousands of different art expressions. In 2014 we thought of applying the infinite possibilities of Arduino to an AcroYoga performance in the Chill Out Dome. We were running a workshop of LED lights in the HackerSpace of the ArtBarn and on […]

Malaria – La ricerca continua

La malaria, secondo i dati dell’Organizzazione Mondiale della Sanità, continua ad uccidere oltre mezzo milione di persone l’anno. La storia intrecciata millenaria tra l’evoluzione del P. falciparum e quella dell’uomo rivela come l’uomo e i parassiti della malaria abbiano una relazione basata su dinamiche genetiche; a turno, ognuno sviluppa mutazioni per avere la meglio sull’altro. […]