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Sunday, March 3, 2013

Some Exciting Things Coming Your Way. Space News. The Imaginarium

Hello Troops,

I met with two other members of the Space EdVentures Foundation at 7:30 A.M. yesterday to imagineer ideas for a new volunteer program at the Discovery Space Center and (hopefully) the Space Center at Central School.  You're asking yourself "Why 7:30 A.M.?"  Well, Saturdays are busy days, so if we want to get the volunteer and guild programs restarted - and restarted quickly - we find the time. You know our Space EdVentures Foundation is student centered when its volunteer board members are up that early on Saturday for the sole purpose of finding meaningful volunteer and learning opportunities for YOU at the valley's two space education centers.    

Let me say that in the two hours Chris, Shelley and I spent together huddled in Chris Aldredge's office (huddled to avoid being overheard by Fortuna and her minions at KAOS) we came up with some AMAZING ideas that will force you into fits of uncontrolled joy and enthusiasm.  I'm guessing a few of you will break out into song as soon as I post our plans, while a minority will immediately stand and do cartwheels across the living room.  I can't say anything now because our full board must meet to discuss the ideas and vote.  That will happen on Wednesday.  Afterwords, we will meet with the good people at the Stonegate Center for the Arts in Pleasant Grove to get their feedback and thumbs up.  You'll get the good news right here on The Troubadour as soon as the T's have been crossed and the i's dotted.

Let's just say that if what we are proposing is successfully adopted and implemented, a wonderful educational opportunity will soon be available for Space Center fans statewide.

Other than what I've written above, I've nothing more to say on the subject.   In face, I've nothing more to say period (which is quite odd for me). 

Mr. Williamson

Space and Science News




A Lithium-Ion Battery That Can Stretch and Be Recharged Wirelessly

Evanston, Illinois – Northwestern University’s Yonggang Huang and the University of Illinois’ John A. Rogers are the first to demonstrate a stretchable lithium-ion battery – a flexible device capable of powering their innovative stretchable electronics.  Read More




Curiosity Rover put to Sleep after Major

Malfunction

NASA's Mars rover has a memory issue. Considering that the rover is millions of miles away, traveling about collecting samples on another planet, this makes repairs a little bit tricky. For now, the rover has been placed in “safe mode” while the NASA team in charge of operations attempts to troubleshoot the problem.  Read More


What would Earth look if it had rings like Saturn? Pretty

 AWESOME actually!









Manned Mars mission plans include a radiation shield made of poo

The man and woman aboard the Inspiration Mars mission set to fly-by the Red Planet in 2018 will face cramped conditions, muscle atrophy and potential boredom.  But their greatest health risk comes from exposure to the radiation from cosmic rays. The solution? Line the spacecraft's walls with water, food and their own feces.  Read On



Strange vehicles: Volkswagen Aqua

The Volkswagen Aqua is a futuristic hovercraft concept created by Yuhan Zhang, a 21 year old designer from China. Yuhan just graduated with honors from Xihua University with a degree in Industrial Design. Currently she's in the process of selecting a Transportation Design course to further her studies.   Read On


What is Light?  Young's Double Slit Experiment



The Imaginarium.
Look for the ordinary, then make it extraordinary.  
















 
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