Banner
Fundamental Physics Measurements with LEGO

In the late 1800's, a small, well-formed cylinder composed of platinum and a little iridium (the...

At home physics demonstrates the Coriolis effect on both sides of the globe

A note to the reader: This article requires following special instructions to watch...

Scientific Research through Creativity in "The Cloud"

Recently, I enjoyed the opportunity to solve and implement a simple web interface problem...

DARPA on the Brain

We've highlighted in the past some interesting activity from DARPA (read more via...

User picture.
picture for Hank Campbellpicture for Johannes Koelmanpicture for Garth Sundempicture for Mark Changizi
Matthew T. DearingRSS Feed of this column.

Matthew T. Dearing writes the Dynamic Patterns Research Journal (http://research.dynamicpatterns.com)... Read More »

Blogroll
Having just recently returned from our first 
Early last month, Michael White’s Adaptive Complexity on Science 2.0 had a useful critique of the citizen scientist.
Painted green by a flashlight, astronomer Dennis Mammana of California points out Mars to onlookers on Aug. 26, 2003, when Mars was particularly close to Earth. Photo credit: Thad V'Soske via NASA Science.

Mark Suppes' Fusion Reactor

In 2008, DPR discussed the emergence of an extreme case of amateur research [READ more] where a growing number of independent citizens (see the list) are developing working fusion reactors at home.

from Terry Priest Firefly Photography

Fireflies have been flashing into a broader public awareness lately, well beyond those simple childhood summer evening memories of running through the yard capturing these little creatures into temporary glass prisons.