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These are some Japanese buildings near the waterside, they reflect beautifully in the water
Can physics explain our love for symmetry in daily life?

We tend to find people with symmetrical faces attractive, and most asymmetrical features are quite disturbing. A proof of the latter is in the picture of me with my face half-shaved: [caption id="attachment_5461" align="alignnone" width="477"] Me, half shaved, not at my most attractive.[/caption] Scientists are breaking their...

Dutch Women in bobsleigh riding through a curve during the final of the 2010 Olympic winter games in Vancouver
The physics of sports: Does a heavier bobsleigh make you go faster?

Now that athletes are reaching their physical peak, sports are turning to science to gain an advantage. Smoother swimsuits, lighter running shoes, more aerodynamic bicycles… there is even a maximum weight for bobsleighs!  Let’s see what physics has to say about this, shall we? The forces...

Our research neighbours: a great benefit for UvA science students
Exploring the Science Park campus

Wouldn’t you love being surrounded by prominent science research? To be part of that research with your own study projects and internships, to take classes from renowned real-world scientists, and to just revel in the feeling of full-on scienceness? Amsterdam Science Park (ASP) is here...

Beer
How to pour a scientifically perfect draft beer

[caption id="attachment_3767" align="alignleft" width="232"] A perfectly poured beer from the draft. - Mainah Folkers[/caption] Beer is the ultimate student drink. It’s cheap, fresh, and it makes you forget your academic obligations for a while. A great companion on your student associations’ weekly pub night. And a...

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