Donald Duck in Mathmagic Land

November 7, 2009
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Donald Duck in Mathmagic Land is from the days when Disney was cool. They even made math cool. When I saw this, it changed my life. I got math. Now if I just keep watching it over and over and over… I’ll remember math.

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iNudge

September 27, 2009

iNudge Rules. It reminds me of the great leonide.de exploratorium of years ago that I was obsessed with. This is my little version of patterns. You click on the boxes in the right column to see the patterns, and in the lower left is the volume curve. If it is dark but the button below […]

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Japan Plans $21 Billion Solar Space Post to Power 294,000 Homes

September 2, 2009

Japan Plans $21 Billion Solar Space Post to Power 294,000 Homes The concept of space-based solar power was introduced way back in 1968, but it’s only recently that the world has latched on to the idea. Japan is definitely getting in on the action with its latest spacey plan – a $21 billion solar-powered generator […]

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Reggio Emilia Science Education

April 30, 2009

Was talking with one of my mentors, Gary Babiuk, about a presentation I’m doing next week on Reggio Emilia inspired science for a conference in Winnipeg. I told him that I was going to find the most tech reticent person in the room and give them my video camera to document everything. Without instructions, of […]

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Mitochondrion ar cool.

April 11, 2009

Mitochondria are just the coolest thing, imho. Mitochondria have many features in common with prokaryotes. As a result, they are believed to be originally derived from endosymbiotic prokaryotes…. The endosymbiotic relationship of mitochondria with their host cells was popularized by Lynn Margulis. The endosymbiotic hypothesis suggests that mitochondria descended from bacteria that somehow survived endocytosis […]

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Steve Mann: Auld Lang Sigh New Years Tears on hydraulophone

January 11, 2009

Been chatting with Steve recently, or sharing emails anyway. He’s got this great hydraulophone concept. I’d love to have one at school. I would.

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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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White roofs fight global warming! ZOMG!

September 17, 2008
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Ecogeek points to this article in the LA Times, saying: Why the eff did we decide that having all the roofs in the world be black was a good idea? I mean, I know, tar is black, and that’s what most roofs are sealed with, but I really can’t imagine a much dumber decision. Simply […]

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Beach Sand Dirtier Than the Water

September 15, 2008

Beach Sand Dirtier Than the Water – Science – redOrbit Beach sand often contains higher levels of E.coli and other fecal bacteria than water at the beach, U.S researchers said. The U.S. Geological Survey said research suggests beach closings due to elevated fecal indicator bacteria may be linked to contaminated beach sand. The findings are […]

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