This Week in STEM: April 19, 2019

Blog Contributed by Dr. Christopher Murphy, Chief Strategic Growth & Communications Officer for Concept Schools, @DrChrisMurphy Firefighters had a secret weapon when Notre Dame caught fire: A robot named ‘Colossus’ Washington Post With a wall of red-orange flames rapidly advancing, and Notre Dame’s vast chambers reaching ovenlike temperatures, the commander of the Paris Fire Brigade […]

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This Week in STEM: April 8, 2019

Blog Contributed by Dr. Christopher Murphy, Chief Strategic Growth & Communications Officer for Concept Schools, @DrChrisMurphy Astrophysicists release the first image of a black hole MIT & National Science Foundation 3 years ago MIT grad student Katie Bouman led the creation of a new algorithm to produce the first-ever image of a black hole. The Event […]

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This Week in STEM: A Most Excellent Adventure in a DeLorean

Blog Contributed by Dr. Christopher Murphy, Chief Strategic Growth & Communications Officer (Title image credits: IMDB) Apparently Marty McFly, Bill S. Preston, Esq., and Ted Theodore Logan were on to something.  This Week in STEM, we take a brief look into the theoretical possibility of time travel.  Phone booths and DeLoreans are optional for this […]

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This Week in STEM: Space Ain’t Easy

This Week in STEM: Space Ain’t Easy Blog Contributed by Dr. Christopher Murphy, Chief Strategic Growth & Communications Officer (Title image credits: NASA) This Week in STEM, we take a brief look into two success stories involving satellites, learning from mistakes, and building upon overwhelming successes. Where is the Edge of the Solar System? On […]

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This Week in STEM: Soil & Bees

Blog Contributed by Dr. Christopher Murphy, Chief Strategic Growth & Communications Officer (Title image credits: Getty Images & World Wildlife Fund) This Week in STEM, we dig into the dirty and lesser known qualities of soil, and we remind ourselves how important North America’s 4,000 species of bees are to our global well-being.   Dishing […]

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This Week in STEM: Planetary Evolution

Blog Contributed by Dr. Christopher Murphy, Chief Strategic Growth & Communications Officer (Title image credits: Getty images & NASA/JPL CalTech) From the initial formation of a rocky planet to the effects of human influence on its evolution, we share two scientific approaches to better our understanding This Week in STEM.   NASA InSight Successfully Lands […]

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This Week in STEM: Weight, What Happened?

Blog Contributed by Dr. Christopher Murphy, Chief Growth & Communications Officer   Weight, what happened?   Since 1879 in Versailles, France, a shiny cylinder of platinum iridium has lived under lock and key as the fundamental unit of mass on a physical object.     However, the International Bureau of Weights and Measures recently decided […]

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