I have mentioned this lady every year I have been teaching, as I speak about gravity and terminal velocity. In 1972 a young Serbian stewardess on a Yougoslav airline fell 33,000 feet when the plane was blown up by a bomb. She had no parachute, but survived. She held the record for the highest freefall survival in history.
So long Princess Leia, you had quite a life.
And another American hero passes. Just a really, really good man.
I for one, welcome our new ant overlords….
Quote: “the largest supercolony they found spanned 24 miles”
I have never trusted news feeds from social media, and recent evidence has come to light that fake news stories are spread through social media. This article is pretty scary.
Your Comp. teacher was right! Know your sources!
As mentioned in Science Club today. Fun and relatively inexpensive science toys on Amazon.
I think the rash of NASA and space related films the last few years may come from a longing in this country for a time when, as a nation, we had higher priorities. The American Space program was, in my opinion, one of our country’s finest moments, and I’m thrilled we are finally getting around to telling stories like this.”Hidden Figures” tells the story of three African American mathematicians and scientists who worked in the space program. And particularly the story of Katherine Johnson the physicist who calculated flight trajectories for the Mercury program. I love stories of people who helped build something greater than themselves.
Wow! What an effect.
Battlebots is back! If you love machine mayhem, this is the show for you. On Thursdays on ABC at 7 pm EDT.
Still not convinced?
Finalist of the Best Illusion of the Year Contest 2016
Whaaat? Fear not the Internet has it figured out…
And is back on display at the Smithsonian! This is the original 11 foot-long model used in the 1960’s “Star Trek” TV show.
He was the greatest, and probably the most know sports figure of the 20th century, with the possible exception of Babe Ruth. Certainly, you should know him.
One of my Science Club members William has mad a short survey for NRHS students about interest in Computer Programming classes. If you are a student at NRHS and have an interest in computers and how to make programs (apps) for them, please take a minute and answer these nine questions…
Okay this might bore some of you, but I was interested. Where does the word “weird” come from?
Spoiler Alert: Of course Shakespeare is involved.
Cheating death once should be a wake-up call for life. It wasn’t for Amanda Clark.
Just don’t. Wait until you pull over.
With all that has been going on in my life it seems odd to mention the passing of one of my favorite musicians. Emerson, Lake and Palmer was my first rock concert and my favorite band in high school. Ironic that my brother played them for me the first time and gave me the first album by them I ever owned.
Rest in peace to both of them.
Another awesome video by VSauce, warning this one will make you think a bit…
Interesting stuff, math geeky, but interesting.
Until an earthquake in 226 BCE knocked it down, the Colossus of Rhodes, a 98-foot-high iron and bronze statue of the Greek god Helios, sat near the harbor of Rhodes, Greece, for 54 years.
It was the tallest statue of the ancient world and really the tallest structure of its time. It was one of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World. Now a group wants to rebuild the statue, only 400 feet high this time.
Congratulations to Ryan for winning the first ever Junior Breakthrough Challenge! Here is his winning video…
Great production and a nice script. This man has a future in science videos.
Ah, where are the larger-than-life celebrities today? Miss Lamarr would have been 101 today. One of the most celebrated Hollywood actresses of her day, who was also was a genius who invented some cool stuff. Most notably the frequency hopping radar system that became the basis for most wireless technology. She died in 2000 at the age of 85.
I’ve said this in class about Halloween candy. There really hasn’t been a case of tampered Halloween candy. Well, turns out I was wrong, but not by much. There has been one, but that’s about it. Here’s the full story from Reason.com…
as I’ve said before, we often don’t gauge risk very well. That doesn’t mean a parent shouldn’t check candy (that’s sensible), just that they shouldn’t really worry.
A Vampire Bat on a treadmill. You know, because.
Vampire bats are the only species of bat that can run.