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09
May
2012

A Blast (of Gas) from the Past

Imagine you’re a Trogdorian, living on the planet Trogdor seventy-five light years from Earth. It is ninety million years ago, and your planet has just developed the technology to survey nearby worlds for signs of life.

You train your ultra-sensitive space telescope on a pretty solar system with a yellow star and eight smaller worlds stretched out like gemstones on a necklace. One of these worlds, third from its star, lies at a distance where liquid water might exist on its surface. Intrigued, you set your spectroscope to examine the atmosphere (if any) of this orbiting rock.

A Blast (of Gas) from the Past
20
February
2012

John Glenn - National Hero, Long Time COSI Friend

Today the world focuses again on the accomplishment of John Glenn and NASA in celebrating the fact that exactly 50 years ago, the world stopped while Glenn orbited the world three times as the first United States astronaut to do so. I vividly remember sitting in my classroom as we were riveted with the journey and holding our breath collectively with the danger of re-entry with a suspected problem with the heat shield.
John Glenn - National Hero, Long Time COSI Friend
27
January
2012

Are you a “digital native” or a “digital immigrant”?

Are you a “digital native” or a “digital immigrant”?

At age forty, I qualify as a digital immigrant.

Although I grew up with computers (if my beloved Commodore C-64 can be called a computer by today’s standards), those days are far behind...

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