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LEGO Space Shuttle Takes Trip To Space Aboard Balloon
2012-03-07 05:20:47

A LEGO model of a NASA space shuttle was recently launched into space via a helium balloon by a German space shuttle fan. YouTube user Raul Oaida said he and Steve Sammartino used a helium balloon bigger than a human being to carry a GoPro camera, GPS system and the Space Shuttle to an altitude of 21.7 miles. The mission took two-and-a-half hours to complete, traveling above clouds and into the stratosphere. He and Sammartino launched the LEGO model of the space shuttle from central...

Astronaut Builds LEGO ISS Model In Space
2012-02-27 14:33:59

Japanese astronaut Satoshi Furukawa recently built a LEGO model of the International Space Station while aboard the orbiting laboratory. CollectSPACE.com reported that the astronaut built the two-foot-long model of ISS in just a couple of hours. "It was a great opportunity for me to have built the LEGO space station," Furukawa, a Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) flight engineer, told collectSPACE.com. He said building the LEGO model in space was similar to how the 200...

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2012-01-27 10:48:27

Two weeks ago, teenagers Matthew Ho and Asad Muhammad, attached a Lego figurine replete with maple leaf flag to a helium balloon, which they sent 80,000 feet into the air. The journey was filmed using four cameras and showed the Lego astronaut in the reaches of space. The entire trip cost around $400 in total. A GPS receiver was attached to a styrofoam box carrying the cameras, balloon and Lego-naut. The students launched the professionally made weather balloon and watched as it...

Google To Sponsor Science Fair With Submissions Accepted In 13 Languages
2012-01-13 06:11:59

Google is accepting submissions for its 2012 international science fair. Last year, which was the first year of the science fair, they had over 7,500 entries from over 90 countries. Contestants were limited to offering projects written in English only. This year,  they have opened up their submissions to be written in one of 13 languages, making the competition more global. Eligible contestants need to be between 13 and 18 years of age and can include teams of up to three...

2011-12-31 23:00:00

North American Seminars, a national provider of continuing education for physical therapists and occupational therapists, sponsors local children in FIRST® LEGO® League robotics competition. Franklin, TN (PRWEB) December 31, 2011 “I´ll never use math”, is a common statement by young students. Getting students excited about math and science takes real world involvement. LEGO® Mindstorm® gives kids a chance use to apply math and science skills to the real...

2011-12-21 14:21:24

Complex polymer rings with breathtaking nanoscale architecture revealed Scientists have uncovered how nature minimizes energy costs in rings of liquids with an internal nanostructure made of two chemically discordant polymers joined with strong bonds, or di-blocks, deposited on a silicon surface, in an article about to be published in EPJE´. Josh McGraw and his colleagues from McMaster University, Canada, and the University of Reading, UK, first created rings of di-block polymers...


Word of the Day
lambent
  • Licking.
  • Hence Running along or over a surface, as if in the act of licking; flowing over or along; lapping or bathing; softly bright; gleaming.
This word comes the Latin 'lambere,' to lick.
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