Space Race

Traveling to Mars? Don’t forget the sunblock! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science, saying – Pop on those shades! Both the sun AND our galaxy put out some deadly stuff. Too much basking in cosmic rays can lead to cancer and even deadly radiation poisoning.

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Octopus Gloves

Octopus man, octopus man, does whatever an octopus can!  This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science As a kid, did you ever swim to the bottom of the pool to grab a toy? Pretty hard, wasn’t it. What can we learn about grabbing things underwater from

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Muting Moths

SHHHH! I’m trying to SLEEP.  This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science.  City noise is a big issue. But not for moths! Their scaly wings literally have NOISE-CANCELING abilities – it keeps them from becoming bat food. Could MOTHS offer a solution for noise pollution? Thomas

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Antiprism-tastic!

What’s the difference between the Baltimore World Trade Center and New York’s One World Tower?  This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science, saying —  One is a prism and the other is an ANTIprism! 3D prisms have two parallel shapes connected with rectangles. Think — cereal

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Shadow Show

There’s a new energy source … hiding in the shadows!  This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. A shady glade … ideal for cooling off! But when it comes to solar power, LESS sun means less energy!  As skyscrapers climb and open sunshine becomes less available,

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Gender Interest?

Say hello to…Rocket Science Barbie! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. These days, there are no gender limits when it comes to careers! Yet people STILL tend to think boys are more interested than girls in engineering. When does this stereotype get started? Enter Allison

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Space Race

Traveling to Mars? Don’t forget the sunblock! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science, saying – Pop on those shades! Both the sun AND our galaxy put out some deadly stuff. Too much basking in cosmic rays can lead to cancer and even deadly radiation poisoning.

Continue reading

Antiprism-tastic!

What’s the difference between the Baltimore World Trade Center and New York’s One World Tower?  This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science, saying —  One is a prism and the other is an ANTIprism! 3D prisms have two parallel shapes connected with rectangles. Think — cereal

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Who’s Thirsty

Who’s thirsty? Harry Potter says … AGUAMENTE! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. That’s the wizarding charm to summon clean water with the wave of a wand! What if we could do the same – pull water from the air? Enter Iwan Haechler and colleagues

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