Experiments

Recreates marine currents

Marine currents are natural phenomena essential to the survival of marine ecosystems. They are the result of the phenomenon of convection.
A phenomenon that you can easily recreate at home with this easy to do experiment. […]

Experiments

Creates optical illusions with water

Using the properties of light to create illusions is a lot of fun. Have you ever noticed how images appear differently through a glass of water? This phenomenon is related to the refractive properties of light, an ability to change direction when it passes through another medium. […]

Experiments

Make a cat disappear in a glass of water.

Do you remember the Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland? With this experiment, you will make the Cheshire Cat disappear in a glass of water, and keep only its famous smile and mischievous eyes. Using not magic, but the power of total internal reflection of light. […]

Artistic

Understanding optical illusions with René Magritte

Sometimes your brain shows you images that in reality don’t exist or are physically impossible. Images that present a different reality. These are called optical illusions. A principle that René Magritte, the famous Belgian painter, was able to exploit to create remarkable and world-famous paintings. […]

Belgian inventors

The phenakistiscope, the ancestor of cartoons

A very fast succession of images gives the impression of continuous movement, like in cartoons. It works thanks to a phenomenon called the retinal persistence. It was the Brussels native Joseph Plateau who discovered it and created the first phenakistiscope. […]

Chemistry

Marie Curie, international radiancy

Marie Sklodowska-Curie, better known as Marie Curie, is the most famous scientist. Physicist and chemist of Polish origin, she is naturalized French. To date, she is the only woman to have received two Nobel prizes for her work on natural radioactivity. […]