14 ene. 2016

The caged polyhedron

The ideas were coming to my mind as rolling spheres.
But the spheres became cubes as the ice cubes that are stored in the fridge, waiting.

The time ran and ran too fast. The seconds became minutes and hours in a 19-hours day that lasted an instant and a 5-hours insomnia night fighting to rest.

Writting became a necessity and an impossible task. One day after another. The months passed with other thoughts in the mind. The polyhedron was stored in a box over the vitrine full of dusty glasses. Sometimes there was a bright ray in the box and some words used to fall as water drops. But the polyhedron remained caged because the glass remained empty.

Fortunately, this is a rolling world that let me to clean the glasses and the ceramic figures shining with the sun.

I have put the polyhedron out of its box waiting the it can be outside for a while…

7 nov. 2014

Mad about polyhedra II

In the childhood we learn about some simple 3D geometric figures like de pyramids and prisms. Even most of us build our own polyhedron shapes for homework in the primary school. However with the time, most of the people forget the existence of polyhedra. But it happens that one day in certain moment due to a strange cause you will find again a polyhedron and you will not let it go.
This situation happened to the chemist engineer Henry Chasey who decided to build its own fantastic polyhedra after seeing the Kepler’s platonic model in Carl Sagan’s Cosmos tv program. Therefore, since the 1980’s, Chasey built a huge collection of melted acrylic polyhedra.


5 jul. 2014

Famous people that studied sciences IV

With the suggestions of our readers, we have added new famous people related with science:

Angela Merkel, the Chancellor of Germany and one of the most recognized woman of the planet, studied physics in the University of Leipzig. She obtained her PhD and worked in chemistry in the Central Institute for Physical Chemistry in Berlin. After this, she became a politician, you know.

8 jun. 2014

Mad about polyhedra I

There are people in this world who do not know polyhedra yet.
But, on the other hand, there are people who someday know polyhedral and after this moment they will never let them go…

30 abr. 2014

Counting numbers

I was a child when I had the question: till what number we can count?
Today I know that there is an infinite set of numbers but my question still remains with a little change: how many of the numbers have a name?

30 mar. 2014

Mad about time II. Time travel to the past.

We live in a vertex of past and future time cones. We have seen the past and we know that we will see a part of the future. We even know that is possible to travel to the future but the question is: can we travel to the past?

4 feb. 2014

Mad about time I. Time travel to the future

The concept of the time is something that is with us during all our life. We are born, we grow and we die… all the time with the time than seems to run in one direction with the same speed.
But, can it be possible to change its direction or to increase its speed? I mean. Can we travel to the past or to the future?