Science On a Sphere

“So, what’s that like?”

“Well, it’s just like a six foot sphere floating in the room with all matter of data, animations and video projected onto the surface…”

Science on A Sphere displays the earth
The Earth displayed on Science On a Sphere.

“So,  how does it work? “

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Don’t Drink the Water!

That’s what more than 300,000 West Virginians are being told, for the fourth day in a row, as I write this.  Charleston, the state’s capital and largest city, is at a stand still.  A highly toxic chemical used in coal production has leaked into the Elk River, just one mile upstream from the intake of the region’s municipal water system. The situation is on everyone’s minds, and stories from the New York TimesWashington Post and LA Times paint a grim picture.

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I’m Certain.

It’s everywhere these days.  Uncertainty, that is.  You don’t have to look far. It seeps into our brain through a relentless string of news stories, constant reminders that, for the most part, we just don’t know what’s going to happen. It’s unsettling.

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Blue Skies

There is nothing like a long, rainy summer to make one appreciate the clear blue skies of the coming autumn season.   After the drenching we’ve had, simply looking up at a cloudless sky has a turned out to be simple pleasure. The solar radiation warming the skin becomes so easily perceived when the clouds dissipate, and a smile can’t help but cross my face. All of the sudden, the trail seems to be holding me up instead of sucking me in. Squish, squish has turned to crunch, crunch. Continue reading Blue Skies

Art. Life. Science. Tech. Just like the varied forms of precipitation, they are all related.

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