YouTube – paper transformer!

August 12, 2009
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YouTube – paper transformer!

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9. Can You Spell Science?

January 1, 2009

9. Can You Spell Science? asks: Think Americans haven’t gotten smarter? Think again. Between 1979 and 2006, the percentage of scientifically literate adults doubled — to 17%. This year, a survey by a professor of political science at the University of Michigan found that that dismal showing may have improved, but only a little. Currently, […]

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Household Hacker – Charging your iPod with an onion!

September 29, 2008
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Brought to you by Household Hacker – Hacks, Cracks, and Facts for your everyday life. [Thanks to Russell in CLD415 for the tip!]

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How Videogames Blind Us With Science

September 10, 2008
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Games Without Frontiers: How Videogames Blind Us With Science That’s when it hit her: The kids were practicing science. They were using the scientific method. They’d think of a hypothesis — This boss is really susceptible to fire spells — and then collect evidence to see if the hypothesis was correct. If it wasn’t, they’d […]

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A Quasi-quasicrystal

August 5, 2008
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Science News / A Quasi-quasicrystal Jules Mikhael and his colleagues didn’t set out to make a material with a structure that had never been seen before, much less one that combines order and irregularity in a whole new way, one that Archimedes hinted at 2,000 years ago, one bound together by the Fibonacci sequence. They […]

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Harry Potterology meets Physics theories…

July 30, 2008
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Dynamics of Cats : Physics Made Magical strangely makes this all sensible. 0. Newtonian gravity is Ron. Solid, dependable, good long heritage. It has its limits, but is surprisingly powerful. 1. Electromagnetism is Snape. You must master E&M, but so many have irrational fear or hatred of it. It leads to deep unification and glimpses […]

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Science and Our Children: Louisiana Passes Intelligent Design Law

July 11, 2008
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Slashdot | Louisiana Passes Intelligent Design Law: “The US state of Louisiana has passed the ‘Science Education Act,’ a piece of legislation that could allow Intelligent design to be taught in schools. From the article: ‘The act is designed to slip ID in “through the back door.” More at

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Slashdot | Teen Discovers Plastic-Decomposing Bacteria

May 24, 2008
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Slashdot | Teen Discovers Plastic-Decomposing Bacteria and TheRecord.com – CanadaWorld – WCI student isolates microbe that lunches on plastic bags. cool

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Science in retreat : Nature

February 21, 2008
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There has been a lot of discussion on a discussion list I belong to about this article: Science in retreat : Article : Nature Canada has been scientifically healthy. Not so its government. Comparisons of nations scientific outputs over the years have shown that Canadas researchers have plenty to be proud of, consistently maintaining their […]

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