Archives for January 2019

Injuries in volleyball and ways of its prevention

Volleyball © Aaric li CC BY 4.0 As my school volleyball season wraps up, and my club volleyball tryouts are coming up in two days. I'd like take a chance to summarise the types of injuries a … [Read more...]

Is the Nautilus shell spiral actually a golden spiral?

Fibonacci spiral 34 (c) DicklyonCC0 While I was cleaning my room I saw my abandoned snail toy decoration at the corner of my desk. Then the shell spiral draws my attention because it seems like the … [Read more...]

A Big Mac: really that bad?

During a recent run in preparation for the Sun Run, my friend used an app to track calories burned throughout the run. The app read "510 calories burned". My immediate response was "oh, so as much as … [Read more...]

Vancouver, a livable city

Vancouver is an incredible place to live and has been ranked top 10 on the worlds most liveable cities list for more than a decade. Interestingly, however, since 2011 Vancouver has begun to descend … [Read more...]

Charging Your Phone Overnight: Is It Safe?

By Amanda C. Lee One week ago, my brother asked me if I could unplug his phone before I went to bed. He feared that an overnight charge would “fry” his battery. Not wanting to leave my warm, cozy … [Read more...]

The Origins and Uses of Pi

By Xavier Lam Pi is the ratio of a circle's circumference to it's diameter. No matter the size of the circle this ratio will always stay the same. The special characteristic of pi is that it is an … [Read more...]

Climate Change Impacts All of Us

United Nations Photo © UN Photo/Mark Garten 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) Climate change is a pressing issue that affects us all and will result in a severe alteration of life on earth. … [Read more...]

The effects of light pollution

Light Pollution Before and After(c) Jeremy Stanley (CC BY 2.0) A century ago, you could walk outside anywhere at night and see all the stars and the beauty of the Milky Way. Nowadays, due to the … [Read more...]

Is snowflake a fractal?

Snowflake macro photography 1 (c) Alexey Kljatov (CC BY-SA 4.0) Since the start of January, I have expected snow to come because the first snow is usually around this time period. However, it is … [Read more...]

The Naked Egg Drop: What’s the Best Design?

By Amanda C. Lee In my last physics class, we were given the challenge of protecting an egg from a free fall drop. We were given parameters such as “devices must be free-standing” and “no materials … [Read more...]