First, astronomers made history when they detected a gravitational wave from two black holes merging. Then it was two neutron stars. Now, astronomers believe they’ve detected a gravitational wave coming from another first-time discovery: a black hole swallowing a neutron star. Source: Scientists may have detected a black hole devouring a neutron star | CBC … Continue reading
This is a picture of my front lawn. You might see a decided absence of grass. When I first moved here, it took me almost 2 hours to cut the grass in the front and back yard. At my wife’s urging she suggested that we plant trees to make the busy road in front of … Continue reading
Technology Focus: Videoconferencing allows you to connect your class live to a guest speaker, to learn from them, and ask them questions. This is enabled through online tools such as Virtual Researcher on Call, Google Hangouts and Skype. Description: Videoconferencing allows students to connect to science professionals, engineers and other STEM experts and provides relevant real-world … Continue reading
Discover the science of how viruses can jump from one species to another and the deadly epidemics that can result from these pathogens.
If you’ve watched videos on a smartphone, then you know it can be tough to truly enjoy a show on such a small screen. For those who are in the mood to do something creative, you can make your own projector. All you need is a cardboard box, a smart phone with videos, and a few … Continue reading
The Perseid meteor shower, which can produce upwards of 100 meteors per hour in a dark-sky location, is happening now. Here’s what you need to know.
Who would have ever thought that a plastic bag, some water, and a few pencils would have adults screaming with fear? Learn how to poke holes in a plastic bag filled with water without spilling a drop. Well, that’s the theory you’re going to test… and it’s wise to practice your liquid trick over the … Continue reading