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Monthly archives for "January 2015"

Illusion

Ray Drainville

Optical illusions are fascinating. It’s remarkably easy to trick your eyes into seeing something that isn’t there. This video shows what happens when you simply put M&smp;Ms on a a chessboard—your eyes think that the squares are bulging and pinching, but nothing of the sort actually occurs.

Sublimation

Ray Drainville

Over Christmas break, we had a bit of snow. Once the sun appeared, it of course started melting. Fascinatingly, the sun was burning the ice right off the trees on our street. The rising steam made it look like they were on fire, a phenomenon I had never before encountered.