Non-Fiction adult books for sale! Stop by our Library to purchase any hardcover $5 or softcover $2.
Topics vary from biology, nutrition, botany and astronomy.

Non-Fiction adult books for sale! Stop by our Library to purchase any hardcover $5 or softcover $2.

Topics vary from biology, nutrition, botany and astronomy.

Create your own notebook this weekend, Oct. 18 & 19 with MakerSpace. Get creative and add cool features like pencil holders, elastic straps and pockets. All while learning basic bookbinding techniques using tools found around the house. 

Create your own notebook this weekend, Oct. 18 & 19 with MakerSpace. Get creative and add cool features like pencil holders, elastic straps and pockets. All while learning basic bookbinding techniques using tools found around the house. 

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Undulatus asperatus: Storm Chaser Captures Mesmerizing Time-Lapse of Clouds Rolling Like Ocean Waves
“Undulatus asperatus” is a cloud formation proposed in 2009 that roughly translates to “roughened or agitated waves.” These dark and stormy clouds travel across the sky in ominous waves, but generally dissipate without an a storm forming.
Storm chaser Alex Schueth was recently in the right place at the right time with his DSLR, and managed to capture one of these formations in the mesmerizing time-lapse video seen above. Watch the video:

via (PetaPixel)

asylum-art:

Undulatus asperatus: Storm Chaser Captures Mesmerizing Time-Lapse of Clouds Rolling Like Ocean Waves

Undulatus asperatus” is a cloud formation proposed in 2009 that roughly translates to “roughened or agitated waves.” These dark and stormy clouds travel across the sky in ominous waves, but generally dissipate without an a storm forming.

Storm chaser Alex Schueth was recently in the right place at the right time with his DSLR, and managed to capture one of these formations in the mesmerizing time-lapse video seen above.

Watch the video:


via (PetaPixel)

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explainers-nysci:

Air is all around us and wherever there is air, there is air pressure. This means that everything (including us!) has pressure being applied on it.
Most objects (and us!) stay in their original shape because of internal pressure being exerted from within it. This creates an equilibrium system where internal pressure equals that of the external pressure. 
What’s awesome is that if you take away external pressure, internal pressure will do whatever it can to create an equilibrium!
In this gif, an explainer is using a vacuum to remove air (external pressure) from within the chamber. Shaving cream has many air bubbles in it, so the air in the shaving cream (internal pressure) pushes outward and expands to create an equilibrium! 
Maker Faire 2014 was held this past weekend at the NY Hall of Science. This activity was one of many that explainers discussed during the weekend! You can check out some pictures here!
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One out of the many amazing activities we brought to Maker Faire NY 2014.

explainers-nysci:

Air is all around us and wherever there is air, there is air pressure. This means that everything (including us!) has pressure being applied on it.

Most objects (and us!) stay in their original shape because of internal pressure being exerted from within it. This creates an equilibrium system where internal pressure equals that of the external pressure. 

What’s awesome is that if you take away external pressure, internal pressure will do whatever it can to create an equilibrium!

In this gif, an explainer is using a vacuum to remove air (external pressure) from within the chamber. Shaving cream has many air bubbles in it, so the air in the shaving cream (internal pressure) pushes outward and expands to create an equilibrium! 

Maker Faire 2014 was held this past weekend at the NY Hall of Science. This activity was one of many that explainers discussed during the weekend! You can check out some pictures here!

Sources

One out of the many amazing activities we brought to Maker Faire NY 2014.

kqedscience:

Success! India’s First Mars Probe Is In Orbit And Working
India has managed to do what few other nations have accomplished: putting a satellite into orbit around another planet — and it did so a lot cheaper than the competition.
The $70 million Mangalyaan, or “Mars craft” in Hindi, began circling Mars after a 24-minute engine burn to slow it down enough to be captured by the Red Planet’s gravity.”
Read more from NPR.

kqedscience:

Success! India’s First Mars Probe Is In Orbit And Working

India has managed to do what few other nations have accomplished: putting a satellite into orbit around another planet — and it did so a lot cheaper than the competition.

The $70 million Mangalyaan, or “Mars craft” in Hindi, began circling Mars after a 24-minute engine burn to slow it down enough to be captured by the Red Planet’s gravity.”

Read more from NPR.

(via sciencefriday)

Tags: Mars Science

Today in NYSCI News, find out what makes our new exhibit Scattered Light and Maker Faire so special.

The main entrance is now open with our brand new exhibit. This weekend be the first to see Scattered Light, by Dick Esterle. More info here.

It’s the 50th anniversary of NYSCI. Much has changed since 1964, but one thing still remains the same - we’re making the future. Come celebrate our birthday with our 2014 World Maker Faire @makerfaire. #nysci50 #makers #science #worldsfair #makerfaire #1964 #ny    #queens  (at New York Hall of Science)

It’s the 50th anniversary of NYSCI. Much has changed since 1964, but one thing still remains the same - we’re making the future. Come celebrate our birthday with our 2014 World Maker Faire @makerfaire. #nysci50 #makers #science #worldsfair #makerfaire #1964 #ny #queens (at New York Hall of Science)

Heads up! New exhibit Scattered Light being installed. For more info visit nysci.org #art #science #light #color #space

Photo by: Andrew Kelly @andrewkellyphoto  (at New York Hall of Science)

Heads up! New exhibit Scattered Light being installed. For more info visit nysci.org #art #science #light #color #space

Photo by: Andrew Kelly @andrewkellyphoto (at New York Hall of Science)

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thebrainscoop:

Science Needs Women: 
For Women in Science; the L’Oreal Foundation 

I’m sharing this video on any platform I can because when I first found it last week it had something like 1,400 views, but it’s the most beautifully produced and succinctly narrated video addressing some of the most complicated issues facing women in STE(A)M fields I’ve found yet. 

I’m sharing this for every time I’m called a “feminazi.”

…for every time I’m told that my concerns aren’t valid, our that our issues are imagined.

…for every time I hear “women just don’t like science,” or worse - “women just aren’t good at science.”

…for every time we’re told that we can have a family or a career, but not both - and for every time we feel like we have to decide between the two.

…for every time a study comes out saying as many as 64% of women endure sexual harassment during field work

…for the fact that women earn 41% of PhD’s in STEM fields, but make up only 28% of tenure-track faculty in those fields.

…and because we need more women mentors in these fields to stand up for issues that are not “women’s issues” - these are people issues that affect our collective society as a whole.

The women in this video are my heroes and they should be your heroes, too.

Science needs women.

Seconded! 

Important and inspiring.

Very motivational.

Tags: Science STEM