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The Physics of Mosh Pits

Research into how humans behave in crowds had mostly been limited to fairly organised situations, like pedestrians forming lanes when walking on the street. But when Jesse Silverberg, a graduate student at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, took his girlfriend to her first heavy metal concert a few years ago, he witnessed a different […]

Stainslaw Lem

“Timof comics” has just published a graphic novel entitled “Robot…” – an adaptation of two stories by Stanislaw Lem.  The drawings are the work of a Polish couple living in London.  The artists’ previous achievements include a well-received comic adaptation of Bulgakov’s “Master and Margarita”. Danuta Schejbal, a graduate of the Warsaw Academy of Fine […]

Whiz kid from Sierra Leone built own battery, radio transmitter

Kelvin Doe’s neighborhood in Sierra Leone has power lines, but they seldom deliver electricity. So, the 16-year-old whiz kid built his own battery out of acid, soda, and metal parts scavenged from trash bins that he now uses to light up area homes and help him work on his own inventions. Among other gadgets to […]