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I brought a little science with me on my last backcountry canoe trip. After a long day of paddling and portaging, I pulled out a tiny bag of metal salts that I had been packing. The goal: to use the salts to create a dazzling light show over the campfire. The colored flames are generated by burning a small amount of a variety of metal salts in the fire. Different metals burn… Read More

I recently received a gift of three 3D laser cut metal models: a P-51 Mustang, a Fokker D.VII, and a Space Shuttle. The pieces are produced by the online site Fascinations (wonders created by physicists). As per their website: ‘Our goal is to captivate the imagination and inspire wonder. Designed to illustrate many magical aspects of our world, our products will cause you to react with amazement and ask “What makes that… Read More