THIS WOMAN WRITES Wind Power -- for and by Small, Ordinary People
Sunday I spent the entire day reading.
For hours and hours I absorbed myself in The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, co-written by William Kamkwamba, the proponent of the tale, and Bryan Mealer. I was dra... Posted on 4/23/13 at 1:40 PM
STAFF BLOG OH LOOK, A SHINY THING! Facebook Fear Factor: Cake and Pancake Mixes
What the warning (incorrectly) says: When they get old cake mixes grow spores that can kill you, which is why it's so important to throw out your expired cake mix -- it is toxic.
What the warning lea... Posted on 4/8/13 at 9:17 PM
NDSU EXTENSION SERVICE Become Part of N.D’s Climatological History
Its fun, easy and only takes five minutes a day.
North Dakotans can become part of the states climatological history by becoming volunteers for the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow (CoCoR... Posted on 3/7/12 at 1:23 PM
STAFF BLOG ON THE RECORD WITH BEN Science sounds
I didnt know learning could be so much fun.
Morgan Freeman also belongs with these great minds, just because he is Morgan Freeman.
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CHICAGO (AP) — When Michael Gore stands, it's a triumph of science and engineering. Eleven years ago, Gore was paralyzed from the waist down in a workplace accident, yet he rises from his wheelchair to his full 6-foot-2-inches and walks across the room with help from a lightweight wearable robot.
Carla K. Johnson, Associated Press
, May 09, 2013
PHOENIX (AP) — Alone in the single-seat cockpit and high above the American Southwest, pilot Bertrand Piccard could hear only his plane's gear box and the quiet whine of four electric motors. No noisy jet engines.
This weekend we looked at Saturn from the unique perspective called opposition, when a planet is directly opposite the sun in the sky. Seen from space, Saturn is lined up with Earth on the same side as the sun. Seen from the ground, the planet rises at sunset, remains visible all night and doesn’t set until the sun rises the next morning. Talk about opposites — the two bodies can’t get any farther apart.
GENEVA (AP) — A $2 billion cosmic ray detector on the International Space Station has found the footprint of something that could be dark matter, the mysterious substance that is believed to hold the cosmos together but has never been directly observed, scientists say.
John Heilprin and Seth Borenstein, Associated Press
, April 03, 2013
A comet watch for Comet PANSTARRS is planned for 8 p.m. today at the Rosebud Visitors Center parking lot, 250 Main St. W. Valley City.
The comet should be visible near the waxing crescent moon. People should look towards the western horizon after sunset.
This is the big week so many of us in the northern hemisphere have been waiting for. Comet C/2011 L4 PANSTARRS, which has put on a splendid show in the southern hemisphere, finally comes to a sky near you.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A private Earth-to-orbit delivery service made good on its latest shipment to the International Space Station on Sunday, overcoming mechanical difficulty and delivering a ton of supplies with high-flying finesse.
Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer
, March 04, 2013
A meteor exploding over Russia Friday sent out a glass-shattering shockwave from 30 miles up in the air, but sent waves of excitement through the Space Studies Department at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks.
By Brandi Jewett, Forum News Service
, February 16, 2013
With a blinding flash and a booming shock wave, a meteor blazed across the western Siberian sky Friday and exploded with the force of 20 atomic bombs, injuring more than 1,000 people as it blasted out windows and spread panic in a city of 1 million.
By Jim Heintz, Associated Press
, February 16, 2013
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