Solar Plane Completes Maiden Journey Across the United States

Earlier this month, a plane powered by the sun completed its first voyage across the United States. The Solar Impulse is the first solar-powered plane that can fly during the day and night. It uses energy collected in 12,000 solar cells to power…

Forget the Soy Meatless Burgers - Grill Up a Lab-Grown Hamburger

Flint Lockwood made it rain made-to-order food down on his small town in the movie, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. His contraption couldn't have cost as much as a real burger made in a lab - $325,000. Mark Post, a vascular physiologist…

Three Planets Form Rare Sunset Triangle

On Sunday, May 26th, a very special sunset will take place. Three planets - Venus, Jupiter and Mercury will form a triangle in the night sky. They will all be visible to the naked eye or seen together in a binocular field. This is a fairly…

Comet Pan-STARRS Makes Bright Appearances in Night Sky

Grab your camera and a snack, the night sky will put on a spectacular show throughout March. The comet, Pan-STARRS is visible without a telescope and will make regular appearances in the Northern Hemisphere throughout the month. It was named…

Enter the 2013 Google Science Fair

Google has opened its online international Science Fair for kids between the ages of 13 and 18. Students can work alone or in teams. Find your passion, learn a little science and maybe win a prize. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8118hW7htSY&feature=share&list=PLLvf0rO_bj8Vis_4r1xOG0UhonwhXJuZy To…

Japanese Scientists and Discovery Channel Capture First Pictures of Giant Squid

The first images and video of a giant squid swimming in the ocean depths has been captured by a Japanese-led group of scientists, with support from the Japanese national broadcaster NHK and the Discovery Channel. The squid was on the small…

Annular Solar Eclipse This Weekend - Share Your Photos With Us

By Blog Editor, Susan Wells Don't fear the werewolves and vampires this weekend. An annular eclipse will make it's way across the western United States. This Sunday, May 20th in the late afternoon, an annular eclipse of the sun will be visible…
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11-11-11 - What Does it Mean?

By Blog Editor, Susan Wells Today is a day that only happens once a century. A day most of us will only see once in our lifetime. A day where many will get married, some will celebrate a birthday, maybe even an 11th birthday and some will wait…

Astronomers Set to Study Huge Asteroid as it Passes Close to the Earth

We aren't on the verge of Armageddon and no we won't need Bruce Willis' services, but brace yourselves, a large asteroid is on its way to Earth and will come within 201,000 miles of our planet. The large asteroid, appropriately named 2005…

Participate in a Global Experiment During The International Year of Chemistry

"The International Year of Chemistry 2011 (IYC 2011) is a worldwide celebration of the achievements of chemistry and its contributions to the well-being of humankind." The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) is the oldest…