Category Archives: Science

Library Link of the Day: What’s the Scoville Heat Scale, and How Does it Rate Peppers?

Courtesy of Curiosity.com: “Some like it hot. And some don’t. And whichever camp you fall into, you may have heard of a little thing called the Scoville Heat Scale. Almost every pepper has a massive number attached to it, and the higher … Continue reading

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Rube Goldberg Competition, 11/20

This Monday, Nov. 20, from 3:00 – 6:00, in the multi, the annual physics Rube Goldberg Competition will be held in the Student Union. Courtesy of RubeGoldberg.com: “The Rube Goldberg Machine Contest (RGMC) is named after the late cartoonist Reuben Lucius Goldberg. … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: Jobs and Robots Bracing for Technological Disruptions to Come

Courtesy of Scientific American: “Rapid advances in artificial intelligence and the rapid adoption of robots across diverse industries are stalking the fear of jobless growth. Responses to these developments have focused on what to do to ensure that robots don’t steal jobs. Bill … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: A 17-Year-Old Pakistani Student Stunned the World With a Scientific First

Courtesy of Curiosity.com: “Kids these days, you know? We’re not shaking our heads and wagging our fingers at them anymore; we’re standing mouth-agape in awe. Kids as young as 12 years oldand 16 years old are making strides in the cure for cancer, … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: Using Words Like ‘Really’ A Lot Could Mean You’re Really Stressed

Courtesy of Mental Floss: “Are you feeling really exhausted? Or have you noticed that it’s incredibly hot out today? If you recognize the adverbs above as appearing frequently in your own speech, it could be a sign that you’re stressed. At least, those are … Continue reading

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Newsbreaker News: BreakerBots Hold Their Own at the Captial City Classic

At Pleasant Grove High School, PGHS’ own Robotics Team, the BreakerBots, competed in the Capital City Classic against 42 other teams over two days for a chance to win one of their off-season events. The goal of the competition was … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: Every Year, Millions of Bright Red Crabs Completely Cover Christmas Island

Courtesy of Curiosity.com: “Christmas Island has nothing to do with a big jolly man in a red suit. Instead, it has its own distinct bright red mascot: millions and millions of land crabs. Every year, this Australian island territory is … Continue reading

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Newsbreaker News: PGHS Students Take the Trip of a Lifetime

Where did this summer take you? From what I heard, most people felt the warm sand next to the ocean or maybe even sat in a humid car for 9 hours to spend a weekend at grandmas. No matter how … Continue reading

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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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