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Archive for February, 2010
A Day in Review – My Birthday
Today is my birthday! No, I'm not telling my age, but the number of candles on my cake would produce 9,828 calories of heat (9.828 food calories) which would boil about ...
This has got to be one of the coolest interfaces ever! This is one of the new technologies to come out of the MIT Media Lab's Fluid Interfaces group. This ...
Face only a fish mother could love…maybe
Just disturbing...meet Psychrolutes marcidus - aka "The Blobfish." Native to the deep waters off the coast of Tasmania, this fish has a face. Not a fish face, mind you, but ...
Part Animal, Part Plant, No Fiction
Elysia chlorotica, better known as the green sea slug, is a thief - plain and simple. These slugs dine on algae and have, apparently, managed to steal the genes necessary ...
Here's a fun Wowie done by our Discovery Guides that explains about two key construction forces: compression and tension. The arch you see you can knock down and rebuild in ...
Most Precise Clock in the World
Back in 2006, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology developed a very precise clock based on a single mercury atom. It would neither gain nor lose a ...
Recycled Houses with Dan Phillips
I am VERY excited to say that will be hosting Dan Phillips at the Children's Museum of Houston this Saturday (Feb 6, 2010) from 1-3pm as a part of the ...
Microchips to detect viruses
Brigham Young researcher Dr. Aaron Hawkins has been working to create microchips that can actually detect viruses and other materials down to the nanoscale. It uses a unique filtering mechanism ...
Unconventional Uses for Pencils
One of the educators on staff pointed me to Jennifer Maestre's site. She's an artist who uses pencils to create fantastic sculptures like the one below. This is really quite ...
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