Science Navigators Conduct Science Week for Kids

Science Navigators conducted Science Week for kids. The event held on 8th November 2014 at Science Navigator’s Natural History Museum. It was 3 hours event and multiple seminars for kids were completed. One important part of the event was the question and answers session with kids and S+T representative Tom Dieffenbach in U.S.A We were able to do some little experiments with household items to illustrate some physical and science facts for kids. The next event will be in January

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Singing Fish of Batticaloa – The Long Forgotten History is Renewing

Batticaloa, eastern part of Sri lanka is famous for many things, and one of them is almost forgotten by the current generation even though the emblems and statues reminds us why Batticaloa was once called “Town of Singing Fish”. Singing Fish is not mystery or legend, but rather true phenomena that linger to this date in the lagoons of Batticaloa. Yes this is about kind of fishes which can make musical notes in the dark nights. It is said in

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Indonesian Volcanic Eruption – Covers Cities with White Ash

On 13th February, 2014, night time volcano eruption caused massive disturbance in Indonesian island Java, where the Mount Kelud is located. More than 100,000 people are evacuated, said Indonesian disaster agency. Mount Kelud, known for most powerful eruptions over history, blasted ash and debris more than 12 miles into air and the eruption could be heard upto 200 kilometers away. mount Kelud’s eruption created a white ash bed over an area of 500 km in diameter, covering almost one third

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Your Eyes as Time Machines

Have you ever wished you could go back in time to see what the universe looked like in the past? Well, you are doing that when you look into the sky, where light takes time to come to you. The moon, for example is about 240,000 miles away; it takes light about 1.3 seconds to travel from there to here. If a giant asteroid hit the moon, we wouldn’t see the explosion until 1.3 seconds later. Light from the sun,

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National Ignition Facility Creates Record Amount of Fusion Energy

Scientist at National Ignition Facility, U.S, has created more energy than what they put into the fuel, it is the first time in 50 years of research, scientist could not able to achieve that before. Fusion is the reaction that powers the stars, including our own Sun, and if one could create the same process that energize the core of the star, here in Earth, that will lead to be a source of abundant, cheap and green energy. Still these

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13.6 Billion Years Old Star Found

Astronomers in Australia on Sunday had announced that they have found the oldest star, that is 13.6 billion years old. This star was formed few hundred million years after the big bang. Previously observed known oldest stars are around 13.2 billion years old, they are two stars discovered in 2007 and 2013. This oldest star, the 13.6 billion old one, is actually in our own galaxy – Milky Way and around 6000 light years away from Earth. The star catalog

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Science Visualization Challenge 2013

National Science Foundation and ‘Science’ journal teams up every year to sponsor the International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge. The challenge is all about bringing meaningful scientific data to beautiful art, that is easily understandable visuals. Last Thursday, 18 winning entries were announced out of 277 submissions for 2013 competition. Here is the list of winners and their work. Photography – First Place Invisible Coral Flows reveal the hidden flow generated by small hairs (cilia) covering the surface of the

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Oldest Foot Print Outside Africa Found in Britain

Last summer in a village of Happisburgh, Norfolk, rough sea season washed away some portion of the seashore and revealed about 50 foot prints. The researchers then manage to estimate the age of those prints and amazingly they are 800000 to 1 million years old and now the oldest evidence of humans ever found in northern Europe. The previous record of the footprint in Britain is just 7500 years old, therefore this discovery is significant to understand how humans originated

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Kepler Finds Very Wobbly Planet

NASA’s planet hunting space telescope Kepler had identified a strange world 2300 light-years away, named Kepler-413b in the constellation Cygnus. Whats interesting about this planet is that its unusual wobbles on its spin axis like a child’s top. This planet from binary star system can wobble as much as 30 degrees over 11 years and therefor making the seasons in the planet so erratic. You can compare this to Earth’s precession of 23.5 degrees over 26000 years. This kepler-413b is

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Asteroid Comes Closer to Earth

A small asteroid, 45 meters in diameter will come closer to us as it passes Earth. It will come as close as 27700 kilometers, almost one-tenth of the distance between Earth and Moon. With estimated weight of 130000 metric tons, and mare 45 meter in diameter, this asteroid named “Asteroid 1012 DA14” is considered a small one. NASA had told that there is no danger to the planet at all, but astronomers all around the world are getting ready to

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