Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques takes 1st spacewalk – CBC News

Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques is taking his first spacewalk this morning.  Saint-Jacques and U.S. astronaut Anne McClain tackled battery and cable work outside the International Space Station on Monday. It was the third spacewalk in just 2½ weeks for the space station crew. Today’s walk is expected to last 6½ hours. Continue reading

The fascinating science of bubbles, from soap to champagne – TED Talks

In this whimsical talk and live demo, scientist Li Wei Tan shares the secrets of bubbles — from their relentless pursuit of geometric perfection to their applications in medicine and shipping, where designers are creating more efficient vessels by mimicking the bubbles created by swimming penguins. Learn more about these mathematical marvels and tap into the magic hidden in the everyday world.

How to Create an Interactive Board using MERGE Cube – submitted by Sandra Gambarotto

Interactive boards are part of students’ learning experience, what teachers put on the walls of the classroom or hallways can make or break a student’s understanding of a certain concept. Everything that is displayed should add value to students’ learning. Edutopia has a list of Dos and Don’ts of Classroom Decorations that you can refer to when designing bulletin boards. This is my experience in designing my first interactive board using QR codes and MergeCube. Check out the source below for more details Continue reading

Five Firsts for Mars InSight – by Veritasium

Mars InSight will be the first to detect seismic activity on Mars’ surface, first to measure rate of heat transmitted from interior, first to dig nearly 5m down, first to measure magnetic fields on Mars’ surface, and first to use a robotic arm to place instruments on the surface of Mars (assuming it lands of course…) Continue reading

Touchdown on Mars: InSight probe completes historic landing – Globe and Mail

The 358-kilogram InSight probe is the eighth spacecraft to successfully land on Mars without apparent mishap, but it is not yet certain whether it will be able to fulfill its mission to study the planet’s deep interior

Source: Touchdown on Mars: InSight probe completes historic landing