Monthly Archives: April 2019

Black holes in virtual reality


Black holes are some of the most extreme objects in the universe. They can be more massive than a billion suns. Matter in their surrounding gets trapped and accelerated to almost the speed of light, where it ends up behind the point-of-no-return: the event horizon. In Computational Astrophysics and Cosmology, Jordy Davelaar and team explore the theory behind these beasts by computing the plasma flows and radiation around them to understand how we observe them with telescopes, with the help of virtual reality.

Computer Science Physics Technology

The CYBATHLON Wheelchair Series to be held in Japan in May


In May 2019, Japan will host the CYBATHLON Wheelchair Series, part of the CYBATHLON international sports competition for people with disabilities. Initiated in Switzerland in 2016, the competition aims at integrating man and machine. BMC Biomedical Engineering, BMC Mechanical Engineering, Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation, BioMedical Engineering OnLine are supporting the upcoming event.

Material Science Medicine Technology

How did Hokusai intend to depict Mount Fuji? Determining the sequence of impressions of the ‘Red Fuji’ Japanese woodblock print

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Japanese woodblock prints, albeit not considered ‘proper’ art, were very popular during the Edo Period. Designs often evolved over time and were printed in different colour schemes. Due to the plethora of individual prints, it is very difficult to find out which one was the ‘original’ colour scheme as envisioned by the artist. Dr Capucine Korenberg has developed a method to do just that and presents her findings on the famous ‘red Fuji’ print.

Material Science Uncategorised