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The Astonishing Stroboscope of Doc Edgerton

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Consider the strobe light. Anyone who has partied in the past few decades should be familiar with the device.  It flashes incessantly, transforming a living room into a night club. And the party animal who developed the strobe? Harold “Doc” Edgerton was an engineer at MIT for the better part of the 20th century. As [...]

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Streams of Consciousness

A Transformation of Light: How We See [Video]

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    Editor’s note: Brain Basics from Scientific American Mind is a series of short video primers on the brain and how we feel, think and act. Below is a synopsis of the second video in the series written by a guest on this blog, Roni Jacobson, a science journalist based in New York City. [...]

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