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New Technology Being Implemented by Delta Airlines

Recently, news came out stating that Delta Airlines was investing in a facial-recognition system that could make checking your bag at the airport twice as fast. Testing of the software is going to begin this summer at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. So how will this new technology work? Passengers will need to have a passport in order [...]

Cassini spacecraft is ready for its grand finale!!!

The Cassini Spacecraft is about to fly through the undiscovered space between Saturn’s rings and the planet. For the first time in history Cassini will be taking pictures and collecting data about Saturn’s interior, its mysterious storms, the age of its rings and the length of its day. Cassini launched into space on October 15th, 1997, entered [...]

April Showers Bring May Flowers!

  You know how the saying goes, April showers bring….May flowers! But does rain in April really bring flowers to May? Well let’s find out!  Perennials are a type of flower that die off in the fall but will bloom again each Spring. Some perennials, especially in warmer areas, might actually start blooming in March [...]

Going Where No Woman Has Gone Before: Hidden Figures and Women in STEM

You’ve probably heard of John Glenn, Alan Shepard, and Neil Armstrong, but have you heard of Katherine Johnson?  She was an African American mathematician known as “the human computer” who worked from NASA in 1953. She most notably known for verifying calculations done by new computing technology at the time of John Glenn’s first orbit [...]

The Science Behind Groundhog Day!

Every February 2, Punxsutawney Phil emerges from his burrow in seek of his shadow. The viewing of his shadow predicts whether Winter will be prolonged or cut short to an early Spring. This year, 2017, Phil has seen his shadow and predicts that there will be 6 more weeks of winter. But what kind of science [...]

Fluid-filled Devices Created and Inspired by Legos

There are tools used for manipulating tiny amounts of liquid, known as microfluidic devices. Typically these devices are used to stimulate human blood cells or other biological features, perform blood tests, or even detect contaminants in human blood. Microfluidic devices  are used by the biomedical field as it allows many medical tests to be accomplished on [...]

California’s Pioneer Cabin Tree aka “Tunnel Tree” has fallen.

The Pioneer Cabin Tree also known as the “Tunnel Tree” to many, was a giant ancient sequoia with a hollowed-out tunnel through it’s base that resided in the Calaveras Big Trees State Park in California. This tree was hollowed-out to help increase tourism to the park during the 1880′s. Ultimately it drew thousands of visitors [...]

2016 will have an extra second added to the end of it…

Sorry to tell you HTHT Followers, 2016 will have an extra second added to the end of it! Many of our favorite celebrities and scientists have passed away, the planet is becoming warmer everyday, and now, scientists will be adding an extra second onto 2016 on New Years Eve. As you finally count down the end of 2016, you’ll [...]

The Winter Solstice 2016!

Winter solstice 2016 in Northern Hemisphere was at 5:44 AM on Wednesday, December 21.  The term solstice comes from the Latin word solstitium, meaning ‘the Sun stands still’. This is because on this day, the Sun reaches its southern-most position as seen from the Earth. The Sun seems to stand still at the Tropic of Capricorn and then reverses [...]

Top 10 Trending Science Gifts for 2016!

Not sure what to get for your science lover in the family this year for Christmas? Take a look at some of these trending science toys and gifts below, they will surely be a hit! 1. Micro Magnets*: *These are not suitable for young children! You can purchase the MicroMagnets from Zen Magnets Here! 2. [...]