Dr Karl’s ode to the ergonomic and elegant design of the pedestrian button. IN 1884, PLAYWRIGHT Oscar Wilde wrote, in The Value of Art in Modern Life, “I have found that all ugly things are made by those who strive to make something beautiful, and that all beautiful things are made by those who strive […]
GREAT MOMENTS IN SCIENCE: Blood is red, but thanks to physics, chemistry and industrial relations, veins can look blue, explains Dr Karl.
SOUND POWER: Computer hard drives are such precise pieces of engineering that even shouting at them can affect their performance. The blast from a fire suppression system? That can kill them outright, writes Dr Karl Kruszelnicki.
Dr Karl outlines what we do and don’t know about the mysteriously named dark energy, which makes up around 70 per cent of the entire universe. THE LATEST AUSTRALIAN discovery that impresses the heck out of me is really, really weird. We can’t see it or touch it – and yet, it makes up about […]