Science and Engineering News


Comic on Evolution

posted Jan 3, 2011, 10:23 PM by Oka Kurniawan

Interesting comic book on evolution, will be released on 4th January. There is an excerpt on how we got our leg :)

Scientists use Wiimote to measure evaporation

posted Dec 29, 2010, 5:47 PM by Oka Kurniawan

Interesting article on how Scientists use Wiimote to measure evaporation. They put an InfraRed reflector on the water and use Wiimote to detect the level of water over time.

http://arstechnica.com/science/news/2010/12/scientists-wield-wiimote-to-measure-evaporation.ars

Scientific Errors

posted Dec 20, 2010, 4:44 PM by Oka Kurniawan

An interesting article on scientific errors, and why should not shy away from making mistakes. 

IEEE Spectrum December 2010

posted Dec 16, 2010, 8:42 PM by Oka Kurniawan

Click here to read the magazine.

Quantum theory survives latest challenge

posted Dec 16, 2010, 5:06 PM by Oka Kurniawan

Latest news in physics experiment that discusses on the validity of Quantum theory. It shows that entangled particles cannot be considered as two different entities: 
"Entangled particles can't be described as individual entities, not even with a telepathic connection to their partners."

Wikipedia entry on Quantum entanglement: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quantum_entanglement

OpenModelica releases version 1.6.0

posted Dec 15, 2010, 11:27 PM by Oka Kurniawan

OpenModelica just releases version 1.6.0 that includes graphical editor OMEdit. You can download the Windows version from: http://build.openmodelica.org/omc/builds/windows/releases/1.6.0/

TryScience and Try Engineering

posted Dec 15, 2010, 8:57 PM by Oka Kurniawan

I found that TryScience.org and TryEngineering.org are interesting and useful. The first one helps people to experiment and learn more about science. It has even an online games to educate people on science. The second one is collaboration with IEEE to help people learn about engineering and engineering carreer. Try it out.

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