Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Finding Nemo

Not the missing clown fish with the gimpy fin in the Pixar movie, but the Science Center Nemo in Amsterdam. My family and I visited The Netherlands for a spring break vacation and spent our first full day exploring the 5 storey hands on science museum.

Our kids enjoyed writing their names with binary switches and doing experiments in the Journey through the Mind. I was impressed with the chemistry demonstrations, the machine park and the chain reaction contraption.
Science Center Nemo as seen from the Canal Cruise

More info about the Science Center Nemo on their website:


Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Stackable Shelter

Here is a cool idea for emergency shelters. Inspired by an upside-down styrofoam coffee cup, the Exo Housing system is designed for rapid deployment at lower cost and higher efficiency than trailer homes, caravans or converted shipping containers.

Reaction Call to Action from Reaction on Vimeo.

Discover more on their indiegogo campaign and help provide emergency shelter for Syrian refugees.