Harry Potter

The Wizardry World of Coding

Children across the world are learning to code while diving into the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. It’s all because of a new STEM product called the Harry Potter Kano coding kit. Alex Klein CEO and co-founder of Kano computing shows us how these wands are teaching kids to code is.

SciTech Now Episode 517

In this episode of SciTech Now, battle of the beetles; solar power to save lives; the wizarding world of coding; and maintaining a clean ocean based economy.

I might have a superpower

At the risk of showing my age as well as publicly humiliating myself, I must confess that when I think about talent and what distinguishes it from skill, Harry Potter and his seemingly inborn command of Quidditch are what first spring to mind.  To clarify for those of you who may have lived under a […]

John Howell on the science behind invisibility

Harry Potter and his invisibility cloak have thrilled readers and movie goers alike, but did you know that invisibility is rooted in hard science? Dr. John Howell, professor of quantum physics at University of Rochester and Director of the Center for Coherence and Quantum Optics, discusses the science behind the magic.