Archive for April, 2012

The Higgs Boson Explained

The Higgs Boson Explained

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The Large Hadron Collider or LHC has been in the news recently. The LHC is a giant particle accelerator in Geneva, Switzerland. What is a article accelerator? Well, it is essential a machine that uses electric and magnetic fields to increase the speed of tiny particles. These particles can then be [...]

A “Long Term Impact” Story

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Recently, while walking through the aisles at a north shore party store I heard someone cry out “Erika!” I turned to see a mom and her daughter. The daughter was one of our first students when she was in the 4th grade, and she is now in the 11th grade. She recently won a regional science fair and [...]
Lazy origami

Lazy origami

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A young frenchman has developed a water-based printer ink that causes paper to self-fold. Video of the device in action; best enjoyed with the sound off. Origami has been used to deploy air bags and artificial satellites, and is being explored as a technology for cheap blood tests.

Masters of the Zooniverse

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Imagine assisting astronomers with classifying galaxies, observing solar storms, or finding new planets—all in the comfort of your home.…In no time, you could master identifying craters on the moon, picking out characteristics of solar storms, and differentiating different types of galaxies. The [...]
Little wanderers

Little wanderers

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Did you know a teaspoon of seawater contains over one million living things? Learn more in this miniature documentary from TEDed with some stunning videography of microscopic critters called plankton.You might also enjoy this plankton-themed game.
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