Archive for February, 2012



Celebrate Leap Day – The FUN Science of Telling Time!

Thirty days hath September…but why on earth does February have 29 every four years? This year is a leap year, making the length of the 2012 calendar 366 days, instead of the normal 365.  Every four years an extra day is added to the month of February, but have you ever wondered why this happens? […]

Heinrich Rudolf Hertz Google Doodle Gets Wavy!

Today’s Google Doodle honors German Physicist Heinrich Rudolf Hertz who is probably best known for the unit of measurement that bears his name. Hertz’s experiments in electromagnetism paved the way for wireless communications, as he was the first scientist to prove the existence of electromagnetic waves. His early research served as an expansion of the theory of […]

Every February Yosemite Waterfall Turns to Lava!

‘Lava eruption’ is trick of the eye, Yosemite Park ‘lava eruption’ is a stunning trick of the eye, What looks like a trail of fiery lava cascading over a cliff is really a stunning trick of the light. It is a phenomenon that wouldn’t look out of place on top of Mount Etna. The fiery-looking trail […]

Chickadees, Blue Jays, and Robins Oh My …Join the Backyard Bird Count 2012!

The 2012 Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) takes place from Friday, February 17 through Monday, February 22. Each year, volunteers across the country tally the birds they see in backyards, parks and natural areas. Last year, GBBC participants racked up more than 11 million observations and identified 596 species! Counting birds during GBBC helps scientists gain a […]

The Amazing Spray-On Antenna: Wireless In A Can!

  Ever found yourself without a signal and wished you could just spray one on like magic? Well, maybe soon, you’ll be able to do just that. Chamtech Enterprises has developed a spray-on antenna it says is more lightweight and energy-efficient than current technology. Revealed at Google’s inaugural Solve for X shindig, the antenna can be “painted” onto almost […]

Bring Love Into The Lab With These Science Valentines!

  There are Valentine cards, ecards, and gifts for every taste imaginable! If you don’t find a card or image that perfectly expresses your sentiments, you can easily make your own. And if you lack the imagination, skills, or time to create one, someone else probably has just what you’re looking for. The scientific community is no […]

Valentine’s Day Science…The Chocolate Tradition!

If you’re looking for a simple way to wish your sweetheart happy Valentine’s Day, you might consider saying it with chocolate. After all, you won’t be alone: according to a 2009 Nielsen report , approximately 48 million pounds of the sweet stuff is sold during the week leading up to the holiday. The Royal Chemistry Society asserts the […]

White House Honors Future Scientists of America with 2nd Annual Science Fair!

  Barack Obama and a personal childhood favorite, Bill Nye ‘The Science Guy’ welcomed a group of younger science and technology innovators to to the White House on Monday, as part of the President’s growing effort to promote innovation from all sides. President Obama has been pushing out tech initiatives consistently over the past couple weeks, bringing innovators to […]

The Academy for Business & Technology Elementary Welcomes Back HTHT of Detroit!

    The Academy for Business & Technology Elementary School welcomes back High Touch High Tech of Detroit. Students over the past several years have taken part in High Touch High Tech’s fun & educational science experiences. Each experience has provided a hands-on, up close & personal interaction with science that they students really enjoy!   […]