Scientists find material that seems to summon water out of thin air

          Drought is one of the biggest issues in human society today. By accident, scientists discovered a possible solution: carbon-rich nanorods (man, carbon’s just good for everything, isn’t it?) that absorb water vapor and ooze it out as a purified liquid. At the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, they observed…

Sally Ride: a Non-Conformist

Science is fun. Science is curiosity. We all have natural curiosity. Science is a process of investigating. It’s posing questions and coming up with a method. It’s delving in.   Sally Ride It’s the 33rd anniversary of Sally Ride’s first trip into space!  Here’s some old posts we’ve written on her accomplishments: Ride Sally Ride!…

We Need You for Martian Exploration

These great NASA astronaut recruitment posters were made in 2009 to catch the eye of workers in many types of jobs, from farmers (that’s you, Mark Watney) to builders, technicians, teachers and surveyors.  Applications can still be sent in for this #MarsGeneration dream job!  If you’re over 18, send in your forms for this chance…

Flightless Cormorant and It’s Tiny Wings

Off the coast of Ecuador, there is a cluster of volcanic islands that seem like they are on another planet. These islands, called the Galapagos, have been untouched until very recently, being used as a base for 18th and 19th century sailors and pirates, and finally being claimed and settled in 1832. These islands are…

Vibrant Sunset

“The Sun, with all the planets revolving around it, and depending on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as though it had nothing else in the Universe to do.” – Galileo It’s an amazing world of science…let’s go exploring!  

Hydrogen is Elemental

1) Atomic Weight= 1.008u (the lightest in the periodic table) 2) Discovered by Henry Cavendish in1766 and named by Antoine Lavoisier-1782 3) Natural Isotopes: (H-1), Deuterium (H-2), Tritium (H-3) 4) Compounds We’ve All Heard Of: Water, Ammonia, Hydrogen Peroxide, Carbon Dioxide 5) 90% of all atoms are composed of Hydrogen (they are the beginning fuel…