February 26, 2010

To Soar – It’s a UAV

Unmanned Air Vehicles are being used for everything from weather monitoring to reconnaissance in Iraq. The next stop may be Mars.

February 25, 2010

Narwhal Tusks- Tubes

Tender teeth hurt, so why would an animal swimming in frigid waters have an 8-foot long sensitive tooth?

February 24, 2010

To Soar – Riding Thermals

Scientists are trying to teach computers to learn from nature and fly like the birds – riding hot air thermals.

February 23, 2010

Kids’ Science Challenge: SETI – Greetings from Earth

Put ‘er there! How to introduce yourself to an alien.

February 22, 2010

To Soar Like a Bird

Thermals allow birds to swoop and soar with grace. And now researchers are trying to teach unmanned aircraft to do the same.

February 19, 2010

Kids’ Science Challenge: SETI – Sounds into Space

Without companion images,Earth sounds can be ambiguous, especially to an alien!

February 18, 2010

Dark Skies – Asteroid Defense

Astronomers are scouring the skies for rogue asteroids headed our way. They say the job is made more difficult by light pollution.

February 17, 2010

Narwhal Tusks – Legends

With its long tusk-like tooth and mottled coloration, the Narwhal has intrigued sailors and royalty alike and may have been the inspiration for the Unicorn.

February 16, 2010

Dark Skies – Turn Out the Lights

Astronomers battling light pollution are working with local governments to reduce the amount of stray light emitted from houses, parking lots, and street lights.

February 15, 2010

Chinese New Year in Malaysia

In Malaysia, the Chinese New Year celebration is a time for dressing in new clothes, giving gifts to family members and acting on one’s very best behavior.

February 12, 2010

Skating Canal: Winter Beauty

The Rideau Canal in Ottawa offers skating enthusiasts miles to glide while enjoying the beauty of winter.

February 11, 2010

Kids’ Science Challenge: SETI – Earth Speaks

The sounds of sneakers squeaking and chicken grilling may not be new for us, but for extraterrestrials they could be a window on humanity.

February 10, 2010

Narwhal Tusks – Big Tooth

A fifteen-foot whale with an 8 foot-long tusk may sound like another fish story, but it’s not!

February 9, 2010

Termites: It’s All in the DNA

Scientists are hoping to find a shortcut to hydrogen power- by studying the microbes found in a termite’s gut.

February 8, 2010

Butter – Spreading the Word on Pollution

Scientists are turning to a new source of data for studying chemical pollution – butter.

February 5, 2010

Skating Canal: Winter Tradition

A skating canal in Ontario has become a national symbol of winter in Canada.

February 4, 2010

Butter – Simple Samples

Air pollution monitoring is nothing new, but now scientists are turning to a new source of data: dairy cows.

February 3, 2010

Kids’ Science Challenge: SETI – News From ET

If aliens landed on Earth, how would you spend YOUR day?

February 2, 2010

Butter – Think Global

Scientists are analyzing butter to better understand pollutants found in the grass that cows feed upon.

February 1, 2010

Kids’ Science Challenge: SETI – Messages in Sound

Inspired by a 6th-grader, the SETI Institute has launched a site for the worldwide submission of Earth sights and sounds.