Safecast is a "global sensor network for collecting and sharing radiation measurements to empower people with data about their environments, which has become the largest project of its kind in history." Our friend Sean Bonner is one of the leaders of this cool citizen science effort. This video is in the running to win a $200,000 award. If you like it, vote for it!
Turns out, you can — if you can get the slapping machine to stay alive long enough for the 135,000 slaps required to get it to a minimum safe temperature to eat. Science! Image: Screengrab READ THE REST
By way of our friend Rachel Barry (Science Communication Strategist at ISS Research) comes this announcement: In celebration of 20 years of continuous human presence aboard the International Space Station, STEM on Station will fund five payloads to the station, including return, through the Student Payload Opportunity with Citizen Science (SPOCS). Teams of collegiate students… READ THE REST
I have always been intrigued by the Gilbert U-238 Atomic Energy Lab Kit that was only sold for a year, starting in 1951. The kit included a Geiger counter, a Wilson cloud chamber, a spinthariscope, a electroscope, and a comic book in which Dagwood splits the atom. It also came with three sources of radiation… READ THE REST
Every modern-day gamer knows that the only way to properly get the most out of their console is to have access to its premium online subscription service. With these services, you can reap the benefits of things like online multiplayer, special discounts and DLC, exclusive game collections, and so much more. And if you happen… READ THE REST
From tasks as simple as checking the weather to scrolling through Facebook with your morning coffee, iPads have become an integral part of our day-to-day. While you can do a lot of your phones these days, there's just something to be said about having a larger, portable screen in your hands, making you more mobile… READ THE REST
Whether you're looking to start a new career or build a new skill for your personal use, you should always be pushing your mind to learn something new. Luckily, the internet can be your best friend when it comes to self-education. With access to just about everything we could ever want to learn through a… READ THE REST