Category Archives: Science

Newsbreaker News: BreakerBots Catch a Break

The PGHS Robotics team, the BreakerBots, saw metal, sanded wood, wired connectors, and compiled code not only in the hopes of winning a tournament, but with a goal of educating teenagers about robotics. Member of the robotics team means must have … Continue reading

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Elon Musk Wants to Fly You Anywhere on Earth in Less Than An Hour

Courtesy of Curiosity.com: “As soon as we’re pretty sure Elon Musk isn’t a humanoid cyborg alien sent from year 4000, he goes and does something that makes us question it again. Not long after he announced the approval for construction of the … Continue reading

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Bicycle Physics Riddle

Courtesy of Popular Mechanics: Back by popular demand, who knew Popular Mechanics has a riddle a week? “You have a bicycle, and your friend is holding it up so that it will not fall over, but he is not applying … Continue reading

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Analyzing the language of color

Courtesy of MIT: “The human eye can perceive millions of different colors, but the number of categories human languages use to group those colors is much smaller. Some languages use as few as three color categories (words corresponding to black, … Continue reading

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A Coin Toss Is Not As Random Or Fair As It Seems

Courtesy of Curiosity.com: “Who gets the last slice of pizza? Flip a coin. On second thought…maybe not. The coin toss is a time-honored solution to indecision, but, weirdly, it’s not a truly fair method. Better just split that slice.  Imagine … Continue reading

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These Sunglasses Are Also Solar Panels

Courtesy of Curiosity.com: “Solar power may have a long way to go if it’s going to become our primary source of energy, but there’s no doubt it is going to play a larger and larger role as time goes on. … Continue reading

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Shimen International Kite Festival

Courtesy of the North Coast & Guanyinshan National Scenic Area: “Every year kite hobbyists from all over Taiwan and overseas flock to Shimen Kite Park for this major event on the international kite flying calendar. During the festival the sky … Continue reading

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Total Solar Eclipse: Live From the U.S.A.

Now featured in the Library! Courtesy of the Exploratorium: Photograph Courtesy of National Geographic. “On August 21, 2017, beginning at 10:15 a.m. PDT, a total solar eclipse will sweep across the United States. The glorious sight of the fully eclipsed … Continue reading

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Certain Tones Could Protect You From Electronic Eavesdropping

Courtesy of Curiosity.com: It seems like every time there’s a convenient new gadget released, a few months later you find out that it’s been collecting your personal information or recording your conversations. In the future, that might not be so easy … Continue reading

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Samuel Morse’s Grief Leads to Long Distance Communication

Courtesy of Curiosity.com: “The phrase “What hath God wrought?” may not mean much to you, but it’s a line that changed the course of history. This was the first message ever transmitted over telegraph wires. Samuel Morse, the developer, created … Continue reading

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