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  • LES Fireworks from Copenhagen Suborbitals

    By JacobShiach on December 31, 2011
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    This is a high speed capture of Copenhagen Suborbitals testing their Launch Escape System. You can see a realtime capture of the same system here along with a test of their Sapphire engine which contains active rudders.

  • Voyager: A love story

    By JacobShiach on December 27, 2011
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    In the summer of 1977, NASA sent Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 on an epic journey into interstellar space. Each spacecraft carries a golden record album, a massive compilation of images and sounds embodying the best of Planet Earth. According to Carl Sagan, “he spacecraft will be encountered and the record played only if there are advanced space-faring civilizations...

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    Upcoming announcement on the Higgs Search

    By JacobShiach on December 13, 2011
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    Tune in at the CERN website at 1400 Zurich time(7amCST) for a live streamed update on the search for the Higgs.

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    Makers by Cory Doctorow

    By JacobShiach on December 11, 2011
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  • New Batch of Online Classes from Stanford

    By JacobShiach on November 21, 2011
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    Stanford University has released a new batch of free online classes starting in January 2012. This follows the success of this semesters extremely popular class on Artificial Intelligence.

  • KickSat – Your own personal Satellite

    By JacobShiach on November 12, 2011
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    Have you ever wanted your own satellite? Obviously this is a rhetorical question. Everyone wants their own satellite. Sadly, until a few years ago, you would have needed a few million to join the club of satellite owners. With the development of the cubesat, a 10cm cubed sattellite the price dropped to mid 5 figures, bringing the price in...

  • Cheapass science – 10 lab tips for the Amateur Chemist

    By Joseph Elsbernd on November 9, 2011
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    Make magazine has an article up with 10 useful tips for the lab.  The tips cover things like sand baths, easy desiccation, and uses for plasti-dip. One such tip (quoted below) suggests Holding Stir bars with a magnet while pouring.

  • Open Science Summit 2011 Videos

    By JacobShiach on November 6, 2011
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    The recordings of Open Science Summit 2011 are now available on Fora.tv. This year we had a wonderful  of speakers. and I highly recommend watching all the videos if you have the time. But if you have to watch just one, I’d recommend the panel on Open Education and Science Education.

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    CSQ Volume 02 is Complete!!

    By JacobShiach on October 29, 2011
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    It is with great joy (and relief) that I announce that the second issue of Citizen Science Quarterly is completed! We had a few hurdles to overcome in publishing this issue but thanks to a lot of wonderful contributions, two extremely patient editors and another magical cover courtesy of my favorite illustrator (Terry Fan) the magazine turned out amazingly. If you...

  • Cheap Ass Science Gel Box

    Cheapass science – How to build a $21 gel box

    By Joseph Elsbernd on October 21, 2011
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    Gel Electrophoresis is a very popular technique in biology. Used for the separation of DNA, RNA and even proteins based on molecular. The Gel box is a very simple tool allowing one to run a charge through the gel to separate. Disclaimer The techniques used to make the gel box and the operation of this gel box may be...