The U.S. National Laboratory System

At the conclusion of World War II, the nation's scientific enterprise was vital in bringing about the Atomic Age. Countless new technologies like Radar, Nuclear Power, Advanced Medicine, and other technologies, have helped the U.S. in winning the war. However, with these successes, the key question became what would become of the federal laboratories, whose …

Solar Sails- Harnessing the Sun for Space Travel

Hi Folks! This week we have some exciting news regarding the topic of Solar Sails. What are solar sails you may ask? Solar sails have been around for a while now and was championed by noted astronomer, and cosmologist, Dr. Carl Sagan. The concept of the spacecraft is simple, light travels as molecules, called photons, …

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Science Quote of the Week

Science and everyday life cannot and should not be separated -Rosalind Franklin

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Science Quote of the Week

What we observe is not nature itself, but nature exposed to our method of questioning. -Werner Heisenberg

Science Quote of the Week

It will free man from the remaining chains, the chains of gravity which still tie him to this planet -Wernher von Braun