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Free Earth Day Resources for your Classroom

<b>Siemens Science Day</b><p>Suggested Grade Levels: K-6<p>Check out this site for hands-on science activities paired with videos to support inquiry teaching in …

Underwater Robot Surprised By Sperm Whale [Video]

Sperm whale unfazed by robot<p>Don’t call it Ishmael; the remotely operated underwater vehicle is named Hercules. Used by the Nautilus Live expedition to explore the depths of the sea, Hercules is one of a pair of robots live-streaming the depths of the ocean. Yesterday, south of Louisiana in the Gulf …

Sperm Whale

How It Works: The Large Hadron Collider

To chaotically combine particles, you need a lot of space ... and a lot of power<p>The world’s most powerful particle accelerator, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), famously upended physics with the discovery of the long-sought Higgs boson in 2012. But it was only operating at half power. Since then, …

SpaceXpresso: long-suffering astronaut finally gets her coffee machine

Going into space is one thing. But, for an Italian, going months without a proper coffee is quite another.<p>On Friday morning the SpaceX supply ship arrived at the International Space Station, delivering the world’s first espresso machine designed exclusively for astronauts.<p>And Italian astronaut …

Space Exploration

NASA electric rover goes for a spin | Reuters

Texas, Houston, U.S. - Driving NASA’s Modular Robotic Vehicle (MRV) looks out of this world - and the leading space agency say this might one day be a possibility.<p>A future version of the MRV two-seater prototype could be used to travel across other planets.<p>Developed at NASA’s Johnson Space Center …