06/18/18

Alka-seltzer Rocket

When Francis Scott Key wrote “The Star-Spangled Banner” in 1812, he mentions “the rocket’s red glare,” but what rockets were he talking about? Over 200 years ago, Francis witnessed the British fleet […]

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03/13/18

Great Chain of Pi

Mmmm… pie! Wait, no, we’re talking about mathematic’s favorite irrational constant, pi! This infinite number (3.14159265…) is an extremely important tool used to calculate everything from a circle’s diameter to how […]

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02/19/18

It’s Just a (Moon) Phase

Have you ever looked up at the night sky and thought the Moon was missing? Or that part of it had faded away? Don’t worry, it’s just a phase! Our […]

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12/19/17

Robotic Arm

Sometimes, an object you need is just out of reach – like the TV remote on the coffee table or your favorite throw blanket that’s ALL THE WAY over there. […]

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12/11/17

Popsicle Stick Biplane

The first powered, controlled airplane to fly used a biplane wing arrangement, as did many aircrafts in the early years of aviation. This first aircraft was called the “Wright Flyer,” […]

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