The Universe in Your Hand

Writer and physicist, Christophe Galfard (who was supervised at Cambridge by Stephen Hawking) explains and explores incredibly complex ideas in his book “The Universe in Your Hand: A Journey Through Space, Time and Beyond” but makes it accessible and fun for anybody with a little cosmos curiosity. Beginning the book five billion years in the future, watching the sun die, Galfard takes readers back to …

World Science Festival 2014

Making science accessible and relevant, this year's program features a civil discussion of the Big Bang, pie-o-physics and Paul Rudd as Einstein

While the younger generation may have had entertaining outlets like “The Magic School Bus” book series or “Bill Nye the Science Guy” to make science relevant and accessible, lucky New Yorkers of all ages—especially adults—have the World Science Festival. We wrote about the festival when it first began back in 2008, and the now-annual event has not drifted from its dedication to unique content that …

Trebucard

Let the inter-office warfare commence with a business card catapult

by Blair Pfander If designer Bryce Bell has anything to do with it, business cards won’t be regarded for their paper weight or raised ink, but by their ability to fling random objects through space. His latest invention, the “Trebucard“, does exactly that, using the weight of 16 pennies to launch jumbo-size paperclips 8-10 feet in the air. Cleverly designed to fold into a wallet-friendly …