Archive for June, 2012

Scoop in Some FUN – July is National Ice Cream Month!

Ahhh, ice cream. A rite of summer. Whether a simple cone, a sundae or a huge banana split- ice cream is the indulgence of choice for families across America. In 1984, President Ronald Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month and the third Sunday as National Ice Cream Day. The President recognized ice cream […]

Make Way For The New Energy Moo-vement!

When it comes to finding cleaner greener sources of electrical power, people across the globe are starting to think outside of the box in order to reduce carbon emissions and increase efficiency. Coal, solar, wind and hydro may be the most common sources to power your home, but there is a new energy moo-vement catching […]

The Physics Of “Brave”‘s Curly Red Mane Brings Hair-Raising Animation to Life!

The one thing you can depend on with Pixar is that they will continually up the visual ante in their film.  For their latest film, Brave, Pixar has taken on the task of taming the wild red mane of Merida, a princess in the Scottish Highlands as willful and troublesome as her head of incredible red […]

Mickey Mouse Discovered on Mercury!

Mickey Mercury or Mercury Mouse? The space probe Messenger has traveled far closer to the sun without being destroyed than most satellites probably could.  Its purpose is to study one of the strangest planets in the solar system, the Sun’s closest neighbor Mercury.  Part planet and part comet, Mercury has been a fascinating study for […]

Celebrate The Summer Solstice!

Summer solstice, the day with the longest amount of sunlight this year is today – Wednesday, June 20. Summer solstice is significant for scientists and religions alike, it’s a day tied to solar phenomena and community celebrations. Carolyn Sumners, vice president of astronomy and the physical sciences at the Houston Museum of Natural Science provides […]

Venus Transit 2012 from Super Hi-Def NASA Camera

Did you check out the Venus Transit last week? We know of a few people who headed out to try and see it. But, if you missed it, or if you just want a better view of it, check out this video, taken by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory. The observatory’s main purpose is to examine the sun’s […]

Don’t Miss the Rare, Once in a Lifetime Celestial Event Tomorrow – Venus Transit 2012!

Odds are we’ll all be gone the next time this dance comes around! The planets Earth and Venus waltz in their orbits at different tempos and at different angles. But every once in a while we can see Venus’ form clearly silhouetted against the brilliance of the sun. One of those occasions comes tomorrow afternoon — […]