Archive for January, 2015



Think About It Thursday: Does Wind Make It’s Own Sound?

Wind actually doesn’t make any sounds until it  passes through or comes into contact with an object!  On a windy day, a multitude of sounds can be heard outside. One of the most prominent sounds you’ll hear is like whistling, some will sound  like small objects falling / rolling and some sound is like objects […]

Asteroid 2004 BL86 Coming Close to Earth!

Get excited sky watchers! There is an asteroid that will be flying by very close to Earth tonight, January 26, 2015! Asteroid 2004 BL86 will come about 745,000 miles from Earth. That is equivalent to about 3 times as far away as the moon is from Earth. This event will not pose any threat to […]

Caroline’s Greek Goddess Science Birthday Party!

Over the weekend High Touch High Tech-Western North Carolina’s Asteroid Amber, attended a fabulous birthday party extravaganza at the Biltmore Park Clubhouse for Caroline’s 7th birthday party. This birthday girl had a Greek Goddess themed birthday but happens to LOVE science. So we threw her the best science Goddess birthday EVER! Check out the awesome […]

On The Map Monday: Cenotes in Mexico

The cenote (pronounced seh-NO-tay) is a large sinkhole resulting from a collapse of limestone bedrock exposing groundwater below. They are commonly found in the Yucatan area of Mexico. To the Mayan’s the cenote is known as “sacred well”, a source of water when the season was dry. Cenote’s are common geological formations in areas with low […]

Think About It Thursday: What is BPA really?

BPA or Bisphenol A is a synthetic compound that is commonly found in the manufacturing of  plastics and epoxy resins used to coat the inside of metal food cans. The BPA in the plastic is what makes it clear and tough. Research started to show that BPA was seeping into our foods and beverages causing […]

On the Map Monday: Loch Ness

Loch Ness is a large, freshwater lake located in the Scottish Highlands and reaches about 23 miles in length.  The visibility of the water is exceptionally low due to the high peat content in the lake.  As you may know, Loch Ness is best known for its alleged sightings of the Loch Ness monster. There […]

DELTA Initiative

The Corporate Office has been working on an initiative to help everyone associated with your High Touch High Tech programming office remember our brand values. The purpose of the DELTA initiative is to strengthen the HTHT brand and remind everyone associated with HTHT that for which we stand. The DELTA initiative will serve to reinforce […]

Think About it Thursday: Why Does Your Voice Sound Different When Recorded?

  Have you ever had someone video tape you and then went to watch said video and wondered is that  ACTUALLY  how my voice sounds? I think we have all had that same thought and hoped that it wasn’t true! Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but it is exactly how your voice […]

On the Map Monday: Introducing Moundville, Alabama!

On today’s new “On the Map Monday” we are going to look at Moundville, Alabama! Now I’m sure you may have never heard of Moundville, AL but I promise you, it is a very special place and an important piece to the archaeological timeline of the United States. The Moundville site was occupied from around […]

Fun Fact Friday: Honey

Did you know that honey is the one food item that does not spoil? It could essentially last for decades and still be edible! Here’s the incredible science behind the long lasting honey! Honey can be categorized as hygroscopic, or have the ability to attract and hold water molecules from the surrounding environment. This ability let’s honey be able to […]