• DIY

    Transform milk into plastic

    Did you know that plastic can also be produced from natural resources? The best example is milk! Milk proteins, huge molecules like those in plastics, can, under certain conditions, agglomerate to form a solid. […]

  • DIY

    Soap bubbles to make invitation cards

    Soap is a lot more fun than you can imagine. Use its exceptional power to create multicolor and original invitation cards by taking advantage of the science behind tensioactive properties! […]

  • Chemistry

    Make your bath bomb at home

    A bath is even more fun with bath bombs that explode and fizz. It’s easy to make it yourself, in the colors of your choice and even with the fragrance you like. Do you want to add a festive touch? You can even add biodegradable glitters for a sparkling effervescence. […]

  • Chemistry

    Try your homemade volcano

    Observing a chemical reaction in your kitchen is possible. Build your volcano with sand. And then let’s move on to making lava. […]

A scientastic heritage

Animals

How does the chameleon blend into its environment?

When we change clothes, it’s for the pleasure of wearing what we like, playing sports or dressing up. The chameleon makes fun of fashion or carnival, if it changes skin color, it is for more primary reasons. Green, brown, yellow, but also blue or pink, the chameleon is the undisputed master for changing skin. But how does it work? […]

Artistic

How are Gilles de Binche’s masks made?

The Gille is the most important character in the carnival of Binche, a village located in the Province of Hainaut in Belgium. We can easily recognize him by his orange suit, his big white feathers that he wears on Mardi Gras on his head, and by his mask, his mustaches and red favorites, green glasses! But how are these masks made? […]

Chemistry

White chocolate, real or fake chocolate?

Flagship product of Belgium recognized beyond the borders, chocolate is a delicacy that one tastes practically daily. In spreads, in cocoa, or in sticks, accompanied by hazelnut fragments or filled with praline, the possibilities are endless as long as you can lick your fingers afterwards. But chocolate is brown, right? So what is white chocolate? […]

Belgian inventors

Robert Cailliau, the forgotten co-inventor of www!

Two of them have developed the web: an Englishman named Tim Berners-Lee, and a brilliant Belgian scientist who has been forgotten, Robert Cailliau. How could we forget the name of a man behind the technology we use every day? Even the Britannica encyclopedia attributes the invention of the web to the English scientist, neglecting his Belgian colleague. […]

High tech

Belgian inventors

Robert Cailliau, the forgotten co-inventor of www!

Two of them have developed the web: an Englishman named Tim Berners-Lee, and a brilliant Belgian scientist who has been forgotten, Robert Cailliau. How could we forget the name of a man behind the technology we use every day? Even the Britannica encyclopedia attributes the invention of the web to the English scientist, neglecting his Belgian colleague. […]

nature

Animals

How does the chameleon blend into its environment?

When we change clothes, it’s for the pleasure of wearing what we like, playing sports or dressing up. The chameleon makes fun of fashion or carnival, if it changes skin color, it is for more primary reasons. Green, brown, yellow, but also blue or pink, the chameleon is the undisputed master for changing skin. But how does it work? […]