Rise of the Dragon

2012 is the Year of the Dragon. The traditionally auspicious Zodiac sign has Prime Minister Lee fervently hoping for a bountiful harvest of babies. The fascination with dragons probably comes from their herculean look of power and strength. Let's see some estimates of dragon power! Technically, for a dragon flying…

Cruising Danger

Cruise ships can weigh more than 65 million kilograms. To be able to keep afloat and minimise swaying so that passengers have a comfortable ride, the cruise ship have to displace an equivalent amount of water which weighs the same as the ship.  The hull, or body of the ship…

The Era of Angry Birds

Predicting parabolas is something Singaporeans seem to find intriguing. How else do you explain golf? Or the awe in which we hold for legends in football? Our bodies are uniquely good at throwing things at targets. The physical trajectory must be prefigured in the brain before the projectile leaves the…
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