Tag Archives: Engineering

Strange Science: Living Chandelier

An EU inventor has come up with a way to craft a chandelier with algae to clean the air while it lights the room. The chandelier has glass leaves containing algae, which can help to process carbon dioxide and produce … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Scale Mail for Modern Protection

A teen scientist in Australia has found a new use for an ancient technology in a very modern setting: using copper scale male to protect women from excess radiation during breast cancer treatments. She took her inspiration from learning that … Continue reading

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Strange Science: The How-Tos of 3D Printing

We recently learned that the Dred Scott Heritage Foundation had commissioned 3D printed replica statues of the famous Dred Scott statue in St. Louis (where co-editor Dawn is from). Part of the process of replicating this statue apparently involved an MSJ-adjacent, … Continue reading

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Cool Science Projects for Kids: Dragon Lights

If you’re looking for a fun crafty science project to do with young kids, the National Science Teaching Association has tons! Whether you want lights for Halloween or for the winter holidays, making “dragon lights” with kids as young as … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Light in Slow Motion

Scientists have developed a camera that can capture moving light in slow motion, by taking 10 trillion frames per second! The setup is actually a pair of cameras–one “streak” camera and one stationary camera–and it doesn’t actually capture all 10 … Continue reading

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Space Camp for Adults?

Did you have dreams of being an astronaut that never came true? Did you want to go to Space Camp, but that wasn’t in the cards? Did you know that it’s not too late for the latter, even if you’re … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Processing Human Waste on Mount Everest

Mount Everest is the highest mountain above sea level and one of the most ascended peaks in the world. It also has a problem. Human waste, left behind by hikers. If a hiker takes approximately 2 months to climb Mount … Continue reading

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