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On this page you will find things that illustrate some of the fun aspects of science today.

High Voltage

solid lightningLichtenberg Figures combine high technology with the natural beauty of fractal geometry These are multi-million volt electrical discharges that have been permanently captured inside clear acrylic

Shrink it!FIRE! The Money Shrinker is triggered remotely... you really don't want to be anywhere near the system when it fires. You can also see the highly conductive arc inside the trigatron switch (the cylindrical object to the right of the blast shield) as it switches over 100,000 amps into the work coil. The resulting magnetic field can erase nearby credit cards. And yes, it makes a BIG bang!

Here's the reverse side of a German 1 Euro coin before and after blasting it with 6,300 joules. Euro blasted by high voltage electricityThe outer ring shrinks to about 90% of its original diameter. However, the center portion shrinks even more, freeing it from the outer ring.

The Mendocino motor is a solar powered, magnetically levitated motor, this and the high voltage tesla experiments can be seen by Clicking here

Design your own Virtual Machine

Soda play Central

On this site you can design your own virtual machine made of springs and muscles. You can animate your design over the web then download and send designs to friends.
Race your machine over user designed terrain!
If you would like to try making your own virtual machine or look at existing machines visit or just Click here

More artificial intelligence machines at the Soda Zoo

Machines make machines Soda Creative Technologies Limited, the makers of Sodaplay.  ( Artificial Intelligence researchers in London and Austria are racing the first automatically optimised sodaconstructor models Click here for

Underwater Glider crosses Ocean

spray - the underwater glider
Spray is an autonomous underwater vehicle that use battery powered hydraulic pumps to vary its volume by a few hundred cubic centimeters in order to generate the buoyancy changes that power its forward gliding. At the surface, GPS is used to locate the vehicle and a satellite data relay is used to send its location and other data gathered from on board sensors to shore, while allowing operators to send back changes to the glider mission. Depth capabilities range from 200 m to 1500 m while operating lifetimes range from a few weeks to several months. These long durations are possible because the glider moves very slowly, typically 25 cm/s or 0.5 knots. Click here for more

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