• Science as street art in Leiden

    Science as street art in Leiden0

    Have you ever walked through a poetry book? This is what you will experience visiting Leiden. More than a hundred murals with poems compose the literary route, created in 1992 by the Tegenbeeld (Contrast) foundation, in response to traditional urban art centered on pictures. Each piece has been written in the author’s language, including Japanese,

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  • How Einstein Could Still Save the Earth

    How Einstein Could Still Save the Earth0

    Einstein’s seminal work, known today simply as “General Relativity (GR),” celebrates its 100th birthday this year; it’s only fitting that Science then vindicate his theory once again on this centennial, this time providing proof of not only the behaviour of gravity waves but also of the existence of black holes. The actual discovery was in

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  • The World’s Most Powerful Camera Put into Operation

    The World’s Most Powerful Camera Put into Operation0

    The image above is the first picture taken by the 570-megapixel Dark Energy Camera, named DECam, regarded as the world’s most powerful camera. It is located at Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile; its function is to survey the sky as part of the Dark Energy Survey mission, designed to find out why the expansion

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