Archive for October, 2011



FUN Science with Halloween Candy!

Check out our updated list of spooky science Halloween Activities here!  Worried about having too much Halloween candy laying around? Here’s a little science you can do with your kids’ haul—or your own! Chances are if you’ve got kids they’re going to want to go trick-or-treating. This means they’ll end up loaded with way more [...]

Watch The Polar Bear Migration LIVE!

  In the harsh, remote wilds of the Canadian tundra, a wolverine scampers up to a polar bear snoozing near the shore of the Hudson Bay. The bear rises and makes a half-hearted charge, driving away the fierce, badger-like animal. The brief encounter Thursday was streamed live to computers around the world through a new [...]

ScienceMadeFunKids Announces the “Name That Site” Contest!

Hey Parents, Teachers & Kids – We need your help! The NEW premier section of ScienceMadeFunKids is looking for an exciting & compelling name! The new section will debut in 2012 & offer amazing and engaging activities where science & imagination collide! If your entry is chosen you could win one of these exciting prizes: [...]

Coca-Cola Uses New Can To Save Polar Bears

  Coca-Cola Ltd. is changing its iconic can — and pledging millions of dollars — to help scientists plan how other icons such as polar bears can survive in Canada’s melting Arctic. Coca-Cola and the World Wildlife Fund have announced a project called Arctic Home, to which the global corporate giant has committed $2 million [...]

Scientists Break 18th Century Secret Code

  A trans-Atlantic team cracked the Copiale Cipher. Originally written in the 18th Century, the Copiale Cipher was a secret document detailing the rites, rituals, and fascinations of an obscure German cult.  Long hidden away behind the Iron Curtain in East Germany, the document was unknown to the west for many years.  Even after it [...]

New Menu Label Could Require Visible Carbon Footprint

Companies  across the country are still struggling to figure out how to accommodate the menu-labeling mandate, which will require them to be transparent about their calories. But some operators say customers will soon want a new kind of count posted for the public to see: size of the restaurant’s carbon footprint. Otarian, an Australian concept [...]

San Francisco Rocked By Earthquakes 22 Years After Loma Prieta

  In 1989, the city of San Francisco was rocked by the Loma Prieta earthquake.  The 6.9-magnitude earthquake rocked the World Series (which was going on at the time), killed 63 people, and caused $10 billion dollars in damage.  Exactly 22 years later, San Francisco has experienced not one, but two earthquakes on the anniversary [...]

A Dog Food Ad Only Fido Can Hear?

  A new dog food commercial is designed to capture canine interest since it features high-frequency noises that only dogs and certain other animals can hear. The sounds are either inaudible or not consciously detected by humans. The ad, for Beneful, is airing in Austria now. It marks a growing trend to incorporate dog-only sounds [...]

High Touch High Tech of WNC Sponsors Asheville City Schools Foundation “2011 Celebration of Champions”

  High Touch High Tech is a generous sponsor to the Celebration of Champions for Asheville City Schools on November 6. Dan Shaw, founder and CEO, recognizes the value and importance of the teacher’s role and creating the next generation of scientists. High Touch High Tech is sposoring to provide all of the ACS Science [...]

Space Shuttle Endeavour Given to LA Museum

  When the Space Shuttle Endeavour was retired in May, nobody knew where it would end up. Would NASA sell it to SpaceX to help with commercial space flight? Would they keep it around but in mothballs in case they needed it for something? As it turns out, NASA must need a multi-billion-dollar tax write-off, [...]