Ardent LEGO fans never need much of an excuse to create with their favorite building blocks. So the much-hyped royal wedding between Britain’s Prince William and Kate Middleton provided more than enough excuse for an enterprising group of English enthusiasts to construct a scene from the wedding in Westminster Abbey out of LEGOs.
What does a nuclear chain reaction look like? You don’t want to get close enough to find out. And even if you did, you’d need a molecular microscope. But some creative scientists at St. Mary’s University in Halifax, Canada have found a way to simulate the physics of a chain reaction using a glass box, a whole bunch of mouse traps and several ping pong balls.