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A lot of us are looking for a break from news about masks, gloves, and articles comparing the coronavirus and the flu.  We decided to get our break by zooming away from Earth - about 520 lightyears away to be precise.  That’s the location of a poten…
May 21
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No matter what country you live in, whether you are in the cities or the suburbs, on a farm or in an apartment, the world is different now.  These are challenging times, and sometimes, all we need is a bit of positivity.  To that end, here are a few…
Apr 23
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With messenger RNA (mRNA) therapeutics, mRNA molecules are used to instruct the body to produce its own immune response to fight different diseases.  This technology is making headlines right now as people wonder if it holds the answer to making a C…
Mar 19
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How often do you engage in conversation with a new person?  Once a day? Once a month? Is it something you look forward to, or something that makes you cringe?  For many of us, it can be difficult to find ways to connect with strangers, whether at a…
Feb 19
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Drones are nothing new, but a drone with true, bird-like wings hasn’t been seen before.  Until now. The PigeonBot has a hard electronic body, but soft feathered wings that look, and move, like a real bird.  The resulting robot not only gives researc…
Jan 22
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The 2000s are the era for sci-fi tech to break free from the big screen and wind itself into our reality.  Sure, we don’t have access to everything they can create on a green screen (teleportation is still disappointingly absent), but in so many way…
Jan 8
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Whether you’ve been counting down to Christmas since June or held off until the end of Thanksgiving, it’s safe to say that we can all agree that we are officially in the holiday season.  For many of us, that means it’s time to start racking our brai…
Dec 6, 2019
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Did you know puzzles have been around since at least 1700 BCE?  Archaeologists have found puzzle jugs in Cyprus dating back to that long-ago era.  Most of us have probably never played with a puzzle jug, but even the ubiquitous jigsaw puzzle has bee…
Oct 11, 2019
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We know the world is ever-changing and, honestly, we like it that way.  We like the innovation and creativity that comes from human dreams and observations of the world around us.  We are definitely fans of such leaps forward as indoor plumbing and…
Aug 16, 2019
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On June 24, the SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket launched, carrying new NASA technology to space.  One of the technologies, the Deep Space Atomic Clock, will hopefully improve deep space navigation and, one day, enable spacecraft to fly itself.  The Clock…
Jun 26, 2019
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The ocean hides many treasures in various forms: exotic marine specimens, colorful and bizarre flora and fauna, and innumerous wreck sites.  When wrecked ships, planes, and cars can’t be safely brought to the surface, how do scientists study them? W…
May 2, 2019