Archive for April, 2011

Space Shuttle Endeavour’s Last Flight Is Today!

  Man, today is a busy day.  Between the NFL Draft and the royal wedding, there’s a lot going on.  To add to the list, there’s another historic milestone about to go down that’s expected to draw 700,000 people to the beaches of Florida.  The Space Shuttle Endeavour will be making its last flight today; […]

Happy 226th Birthday John James Audubon!

  April 26 marks the 226th birthday of ornithologist John James Audubon. Celebrating this lover of birds, Google has created a custom doodle featuring birds from across North America. Audubon was born in what is now Haiti and spent much of his youth in France. He arrived in America in 1803 and lived on a […]

Celebrate Earth Week! April 16 – April 22

Earth Day is April 22nd, but many people extend the celebration to make it Earth Week. Depending on how you choose to celebrate, Earth Week runs from April 16th to Earth Day, April 22nd, or it is the week that includes Earth Day, which is April 17-23, 2011. Make a difference this week! Try making […]

Extremely Cool Earth Day Contribution -Turning Plastic Bottles Into Building!

  Exactly 1 week until Earth Day! What are you planning to do for Mother Earth? Our April E-News contained several simple ideas that we can do everyday to reduce our carbon footprint.   We’ve become a society that appreciates disposable over durability. Recycling is on the rise, but we still toss out way more […]

The Newest Webcam Sensation: Bald Eagles!

  There have been a lot of interesting webcam videos over the years, and live webcams have become increasingly popular as internet connections have gotten faster in the average home, office, and coffee shop chain. Still, live webcams with people can be a dicey proposition, but animals?  Forget about it, animal webcams are the future. […]

The Sun Does Spectacular Disappearing Act

  On April 2, NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) captured this rare view of the sun.  Twice a year, SDO enters an eclipse season where the spacecraft slips behind Earth for up to 72 minutes a day. Unlike the crisp shadow one sees on the sun during a lunar eclipse, Earth’s shadow has a variegated […]

How To Measure April Showers

Image Source: We all know the saying “April showers bring May flowers” but have you ever wonderd how to measure a rain drop? There’s always water vapor in our air. Sometimes it collects in clouds and then, when it gets heavy enough, falls to earth as rain. Most people think of raindrops as tear-shaped. […]

The Coolest Practical Jokes For April Fools Day!

  Happy April Fool’s Day! If you are planning pranks to celebrate the holiday, why not apply some chemistry to them? Disappearing ink is a classic prank. Making someone’s urine blue or making a ketchup bottle shoot ketchup upon opening are options, depending on how far you’re taking things today.. Some of the coolest pranks […]