Archive for October, 2008

Upcoming Science Events – Week of 10/06/2008

Robotic Music with Heart If there was ever a type of musical expression that needed to be combined with robots, it’s beatboxing. At their October performance, you’ll see human beatbox Adam Matta laying down beats for the ‘bots of LEMUR, as well as Ethan Ham and his instrument that replicates vocal input with slide whistles. […]

New Images of Mercury Taken by Spacecraft

When Mariner 10 flew past Mercury three times in 1974 and 1975, the probe imaged less than half the planet. In January, during MESSENGER’s first flyby, its cameras returned images of about 20 percent of the planet’s surface missed by Mariner 10. Yesterday, at 4:40 am EDT, MESSENGER successfully completed its second flyby of Mercury, […]

In the Fellow Spotlight

I recently won an award for my school, because of this I was featured in the Fellow Spotlight section of the FellowBlast newsletter. Here is the article: NYC Teaching Fellow Michael Doig wins a $54,000 technology grant Michael Doig, a Cohort 12 NYC Teaching Fellow, has won a $54,000 grant from the City Council of […]

Stick Insects in New Jersey?

I recently went for a hike at the Lusscroft Farm trail in Sussex New Jersey. As I was ambling down the path, I stumbled upon this stick bug. I have seen stick insects many times, but I always thought they were limited to tropical habitats. Apparently they have evolved in the temperate regions of Earth […]

Imagine Science Film Festival, NYC – October 16-25

Imagine Science Films has gathered an eclectic selection of films to present at the Imagine Science Film Festival The Imagine Science Film Festival (ISFF) is full-fledge New York Science Film Festival. ISFF 2008 is in mid-October from 16-25 and will include screenings in Manhattan and Brooklyn. The objective of the festival is to showcase films, […]

ScienceBoom Job Board Launched

ScienceBoom is pleased to announce the launch of our Job Board. We are excited to link employers and science educators. ScienceBoom Jobs is a targeted destination for standards-aware teachers and educators and the organizations seeking to hire them. Posting a job is as easy as 1-2-3… Step 1 – Visit ScienceBoom Jobs. Step 2 – […]