Category Archives: Science

2017-18 Back to School Check-In

Click Here for more information: Beginning July 17th, all PGMS incoming freshmen, and returning Grades 10-12 families will need to complete their online enrollment on SchoolMint (pgusd.schoolmint.net) no later than August 1st. You can do this at home, on your … 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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UBC instructor uses math to investigate possibility of time travel

Courtesy of the University of British Columbia: “After some serious number crunching, a UBC researcher has come up with a mathematical model for a viable time machine. Ben Tippett, a mathematics and physics instructor at UBC’s Okanagan campus, recently published … Continue reading

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Watch a dried-out ‘resurrection plant’ unfurl in water

Courtesy of CNET: “A desiccated ball of desert plant known as a Rose of Jericho revives in a dish of water to show how it became known as a “resurrection plant.” On Saturday night, a good friend handed me a … Continue reading

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Students participate in the Nagasaki Critical Issues Forum

Sarah Bitter, Benjamin Jankowski, and Karinne Gordon represented our school and community at the Critical Issues Forum Conference, April 3-5, in Nagasaki, Japan. Along with their teammates, Eric Cuellar, Juliana Heritage, Henry Loh, and Zeus Marquez, they created a 15-20 minute … Continue reading

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New Library Title “solving the modest problem of death”

Summary on Amazon.com: For all you robotics fans out there! (P.S. Breakerbots made it to the World Quarterfinals this year) “Transhumanism is a movement pushing the limits of our bodies—our capabilities, intelligence, and lifespans—in the hopes that, through technology, we … Continue reading

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Waddle for Science

Courtesy of Livescience.com: Happy World Penguin Day! “Science advocates around the world turned out in droves to take part in the March for Science over the weekend, and the demonstration even found support from members of the animal kingdom: African … Continue reading

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How the Japanese Art Of Paper Cutting Could Change The Future Of Electronics

Courtesy of Curiosity.com: “The ancient art of paper cutting doesn’t exactly sound like the futuristic technology that will revolutionize powering your portable electronics. Surprise: it just may be. Meet the self-charging paper device. For a few years, researchers have been … Continue reading

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Impossible smells exhibition opens

Courtesy of The Telegraph: “The world’s first exhibition of ‘extinct and impossible’ smells is under way, from the metallic fallout of the first atomic bomb to the aroma of cloves and oranges from the first aid kit of a medieval … Continue reading

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Flugtag, “Flying Day”

Courtesy of Red Bull Flugtag: “Red Bull Flugtag challenges the brave and brainy to design, build and pilot home-made flying machines off a 22-foot high flight deck in hopes of soaring into the wild blue yonder… or more often, plunging … Continue reading

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