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Earthquake felt in WV

Posted by Staten on August 24, 2011 at 8:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Pennsylvania felt a 5.8 earthquake on 8-23-11. The rumbling could be felt all the way in West Virginia. Did you feel it? It was around 2PM.

Toyota sells one-millionth Prius in United States today!

Posted by Staten on April 6, 2011 at 9:47 PM Comments comments (0)

The Toyota Prius hybrid, once viewed as a science experiment for environmentalists, has become a mainstream vehicle in the United States, with the company selling more than a million of the cars nationwide.

First ever photo of Mercury taken today!

Posted by Staten on March 29, 2011 at 8:20 AM Comments comments (0)

The first spacecraft ever to circle Mercury has beamed home the first-ever photo taken of the small rocky planet from orbit, showing a stark landscape peppered with craters.

AP – This image provided by NASA

Tsunami in Japan results from one of the biggest earthquakes ever recorded.

Posted by Staten on March 11, 2011 at 8:31 AM Comments comments (0)

Japan was hit by a massive tsunami created by an earthquake just off its coast. The earthquake was a category 9 on the richter scale, the largest earthquake in Japan's long-recorded history. The earthquake triggered a chain of events that would devastate Japan, including a tsunami, gas fires, and a nuclear powerplant meltdown.

Robonaut 2 finds home at International Space Station

Posted by Staten on February 24, 2011 at 8:56 AM Comments comments (0)

Robonaut 2 launched up to the ISS on February 24th, 2011, fulfilling a 15 year dream to put a humanoid robot into space. In the current iteration, NASA and General Motors are working together with assistance from Oceaneering Space Systems engineers to accelerate development of the next generation of robots and related technologies for use in the automotive and aerospace industries. Robonaut 2 is so human-like that he has fingers agile enough to twitter a message on a cell phone. This was his debut to the world:

Follow Robonaut 2 on twitter and learn more about it from its NASA homepage

Extra Credit Opportunities

Posted by Staten on December 15, 2010 at 11:54 AM Comments comments (0)

I just uploaded some holiday themed extra credit assignments.

Phineas and Ferb Chain Reaction Contest

Posted by Staten on August 30, 2010 at 11:21 AM Comments comments (0)

August 2010: A chain reaction is a sequence of events where each event influences the next. Disney doesn't mention it on their Phineas and Ferb site, but this is known as a Rube Goldberg machine. Check out who he is on Statensisland, but for now go to Disney's Phineas and Ferb page to find out more about the contest. Maybe you could enter and win or get some extra credit in class for participating. Hurry, the contest ends October 14th. - Staten


Posted by Staten on August 9, 2010 at 10:41 AM Comments comments (0)

Summer 2010: I found a cool new tool for presenting your projects! Powerpoint is boring, right? This one is neat. It's called Prezi, and you can make a fast moving presentation that takes your audience on a real journey. Instead of slides, it uses a path. Instead of disks or flash drives, Prezi saves all of its information on the web. You can't lose your work! Is that good or bad? Anyway, this is my Prezi on Newton's Laws. Check it out and expect to use this program soon!


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