Our Newest Labs, Activities & CoolStuff
Turn Your Mobile Phone into a Mobile Microscope [W/Video]Can the new Cell Phone Magnifier unlock why Mint Mentos's are better than Fruit Mentos for making soda explode? Check out this inexpensive option for those times when high-powered microscopes aren't necessary.
Kinetic energy into thermal energy [W/Video]Watch how silly putty and simple steel spheres can be used to demonstrate the conversion of kinetic energy into thermal energy! (And you thought Silly Putty was for copying comics from the newspaper!)
A Visit to Isaac Newton's Home [W/Video]
When I visited England this summer, I had the opportunity to walk in Isaac Newton's footsteps at his birthplace, Woolsthorpe Manor.
It is a little tourist museum far from the major train stops. You will probably have to take a long taxi ride from the train station at Grantham, but it’s not so far from London [...]
The Blue-Violet Laser
The wavelength you've been missing!
Take a look at the new blue-violet Laser, which produces wavelengths at 405 nm. Sure, it is a different color and that is always cool, but why use this over any other Laser?