‘Girl Power’ Expo

If you missed the annual Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory’s Girl Power event this past month, don’t fret. Every year the Applied Physics Laboratory event, designed to inspire middle and high school girls to learn about careers in science, technology, engineering and math, brings scientists and engineers from government and community organizations to work…

Making Waves

It only took one hundred years to directly detect Albert Einstein’s prediction of gravitational waves, but physicists from LIGO were able to detect and record two black holes colliding together, approximately 1.3 billion light years from Earth…giving scientists a new tool for studying the Universe.   ARVE This simulation was created by the multi-university SXS…

Meet the Titanosaur

This species is so new, paleontologists have not had a chance to formally name it, and it’s skeleton is going up in the American Museum of Natural History this January. The herbivore, found in the Patagonian desert region of Argentina by a team of researchers from the Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio led by José Luis Carballido and…

Dive Deep into The Great Barrier Reef

ARVE David Attenborough’s Great Barrier Reef is an incredible interactive journey to see how the reef developed over time, how this complex, biodiverse and fragile reef is reacting to our changing world, and what we can do to save it. This site is packed full of interactive information that allows you to venture below the waves and…

Zero to Sixty

What can go from 0 to 60 the quickest. It may not be what you think. Watch these animals go! Zero to sixty, not as quickly as a cheetah, but for a longer stretch, the Pronghorn ARVE Zero to sixty in 3 seconds, the Cheetah. Basically, three strides and they are at top speed! ARVE And the…

Decoding the Black Hole

All those movies about information coming out of a black hole may be touching on real world science. Physicists have calculated a way to retrieve bits of information that “evaporates” out of black holes. Of course, they haven’t figured out how it happens or if the information may create more questions than answers, but it…

The World’s Toughest Animal

What animal can be frozen to 80 degrees Celsius for 10 years, thaw out and run around in 20 minutes? If you haven’t guessed by the photo above, it’s the very cool tardigrade, also known as the water bear. Scientists recently sequenced their genome and found that 17% of it comes from foreign DNA, compared to…

The Beauty in Space

Jupiter isn’t the only celestial object with a swirling storm. NASA astronomers have found a brown dwarf star, named W1906=40, located 53 light-years from Earth with a storm just as impressive. The star has a surface temperature of 1927°C (3500°F), a temperature cool enough for clouds and storms to form. When astronomers first looked at…