This Week in STEM: How to Bake a Camera and Vacay in Space

This Week in STEM: How to Bake a Camera and Vacay in Space

At Concept Schools, we get a little bit excited about all things related to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). We always keep an eye out for what’s going on in STEM in the news. Each week we will share what we think is awesome and worth learning about.

We can’t share all of the amazing things happening in STEM: leave a comment with your favorite STEM news from this week.

 

Take a virtual vacation to space!

Not all of us have a planned vacation this summer, but NASA has a way we can all enjoy an exotic destination from home: the Exoplanet Travel Bureau. This new interactive site lets you explore the galaxy by visiting breathtaking depictions of what exoplanets might look like. No travel insurance or packing required? Count us in! 

https://www.slashgear.com/nasa-virtual-exoplanet-tours-bureau-lets-anyone-vacation-in-space-28532131/ 

Recipe for toasted cameras, rocket-launch style

NASA photographer Bill Ingalls mourned the loss of his remote camera on last week’s SpaceX Falcon 9 launch. The camera happened to get caught in the middle of a brush fire, and the result was a well-done lens with extra crispy edges. Though we don’t recommend barbequing your cameras anytime soon, we do highly recommend catching a rocket launch this summer if you get the chance. Just try to avoid baking anything that’s not on the lunch menu. 

 

 

Take a glance at Bill Gates’ reading list

Bill Gates has a great habit or reviewing and recommending books on his blog, and Quartz decided to compile all of those books and organize them by topic. So if you’re looking for something to read on technology, math and science thinking, education, and so much more, click the link above to see what Bill has been reading! 

 

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