Category Archives: Science

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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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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