Monthly Archives: August 2007

Sharks with fingers?

It’s scary to imagine sharks having more than just teeth to grab ya with … what would it be like if they had fingers? University of Florida scientists discovered that sharks actually have the genes in their DNA for making … Continue reading

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Florida students make semifinalists cut in science competition

The 2007 Discovery Channel Young Scientist Challenge has narrowed their search down to 400 students for their annual science fair competition. Essentially, students nationwide apply for the Challenge through their local science fairs. Judges review the entries and pick semifinalists … Continue reading

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Star gazing

The recent lunar eclipse isn’t the only news in the night sky lately. Here is a good summary of celestial observations for the coming weeks. Every year, on the first weekend in September – Labor Day Weekend in the United … Continue reading

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Lunar eclipse

Did you catch the lunar eclipse this morning? Here are some photos in case you missed it. Some info from a short article on the event: One or two lunar eclipses take place each year. This month’s eclipse was the … Continue reading

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Everything I needed to know about physics I learned from Hollywood

No, not really. But that does seem to be the case for many people. Of course, there are plenty of areas where audiences can draw a clear line between entertainment and reality. Superman shooting heat rays from his eyes? I … Continue reading

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Good shuttle story

Here is a good story about the recent shuttle landing and a recap of the overall mission. I like how the media is taken to task for putting so much focus on the heat shield tile damage rather than on … Continue reading

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Google Sky

Google Earth now includes a feature called Google Sky. This looks like a cool tool to play with and learn from!

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List now down to 7; Yecke made the cut

We are now down to seven people in the running for the Florida Education Commissioner job. The next step will be interviews with the candidates in mid-September.  •William Harner, deputy of the chief executive office, school district of Philadelphia •Earl … Continue reading

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