Come learn how to use the energy and impulses of your own body to tell if something is good for you or not. This technique can also be used fairly accurately to tell if someone is lying about something. This can be a great tool for anyone with kids or teenagers. Audience participation welcome.
Exoplanets are a relatively new addition to the field of astronomy, but have been part of sci-fi for far longer. Today we'll take a look at what they are, how we find them, a few popular media examples, and things to keep in mind if you want to make some of your own for your own works.
I think a gang of penguins teamed up to disassemble my 3d printer. Now I have to put it back together. This is a great opportunity to talk about how they work, what can be done with them, and calibrating new machines!
The Mars Exploration Rovers act as robot geologists while they are on the surface of Mars. The future of humanity depends on creating exoplanetary settlements. The current version of rovers also have an amazing tool belt for scientific destruction. Let's talk about it!
No, I'm not talking about printing! This "C.U.P.S." was the "Consortium for Upper-Level Physics Software". A multi-million dollar project to develop instructional materials and software simulations for college physics, back in the mid-1990s. I have been working to resurrect this code base - with ultimate hopes of making it open-source. I'll talk about the history, my work-in-progress, and do some demos via emulation.
For ages and ages, societies have used symbolism and iconography to decorate the final resting places of ancestors. Pervading gloom and grand-scale mourning epitomized death practices in the Victorian era. Find out how Queen Victoria made #grieving trend in the 1600's.
To save birds, we need to save their habitats. But birds have wings, can’t read maps, and don’t stay where they’re safe. So how can we create a more bird friendly world beyond parks and refuges? We need to know how they die. What kills birds tells us where we can make changes to prevent bird deaths in the future. Explore the preventable causes of avian mortality that put so much pressure on the birds we know and love, and learn about how valuable dead birds are to science.
Aug. 21, 2017, American skywatchers will be treated to a rare and spectacular celestial show — the first total solar eclipse visible from the continental United States in nearly four decades. Historical solar eclipses and when, where and how to watch them safely.
Join U of M Egyptology professor Dr. Terry Wilfong and Egyptology geek & author Paul Kemner as they answer questions and chat about one of their favorite subjects. Dr. Wilfong has published and lectured extensively on topics relating to gender, sexuality, and religion in ancient Egypt. (hint: Stargate is not a documentary!)
NASA, the world's leader in space and aeronautics, is always seeking outstanding scientists, engineers, and other talented professionals to carry forward the great discovery process that its mission demands. Once you get there, what can you expect?
Convert pennies into make-shift batteries that can drive small current devices like LED's and calculators. Yep! You read that right. The penny battery is a voltaic pile which uses various coinage as the metal disks of a traditional voltaic pile. Let's power LED's, calculators and other small devices with pennies!
Obviously, life in outer space would be no vacation -- you're out there braving the final frontier, battling meteors and malfunctioning airlocks, and you'll die horribly in the abyss of space if some tiny thing goes amiss. That is what's so awesome about it -- it's an adventure, baby!
In time for the Ghostbusters blitz last summer my team at work was asked to make a demo for a homemade PKE Meter. Using the Rapsberry Pi 2, 3D Printing, and a program that we open sourced we created a homemade device that emulates the PKE including a big screen that gives readouts and the ability to stream data to Azure Cloud. Along the way we also learned about real paranormal places in our home area of Philadelphia, hit some tech roadbumps, and we visited some haunted locations to test our device out. I'll explain how to use the code to make your own device and how we can improve on this hack in the future.
NASA is developing a first-ever robotic mission to visit a large near-Earth asteroid, collect a multi-ton boulder from its surface, and redirect it into a stable orbit around the moon. Let's talk about craters, rare earth chemistry and Chelyabinsk.