2015 Space Tech Expo: Space Exploration
2015 Space Tech Expo: Space Exploration

The 2015 Space Tech Expo is in full swing! Over 2000 people are attending the conference and festivities in Long Beach this week, including some of the biggest players in the industry like SpaceX and Boeing. With such a focus on the newest technology and ideas for space flight, we thought this would be a

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What does Liquid Nitrogen do to Balloons
What does Liquid Nitrogen do to Balloons

Liquid Nitrogen is a cryogenic liquid. It seems exotic because its extremely low temperatures cause it to affect things differently than we see in everyday life. To understand it a bit better, lets look at where it comes from. Nitrogen is a very common element. It makes up about 78% of the atmosphere, so you

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Fire Suction
Fire Suction

Physics allows us to manipulate the world around us in fun and creative ways.  The fire suction experiment is a good example.  We want to grab a penny from a plate that is covered in water, but we don’t want to touch the water.  At our disposal we have an empty soda can, some matches,

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DIY Project on Teacher Appreciation Day!
DIY Project on Teacher Appreciation Day!

What a great holiday! Teachers are incredibly important in a child’s life, and their influence doesn’t stop when the school year ends. Their experiences, ideas, and memories will stay with their students for years to come. In addition, most kids decide whether or not they are interested in science or math at a very young

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Train Like an Astronaut
Train Like an Astronaut

What does it take to get into space? A great place to start that journey is tons and tons of training. For NASA astronauts, training can come in a variety of different ways. The Neutral Buoyancy lab in Austin, Texas is one of the best training facilities in the country. At the Neutral Bouyancy lab astronauts suit

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