The Challenger Learning Center is intended to make science and math education more interesting by showing how the subjects are used in space exploration. Challenger astronaut Norman Thagard directed a learning center in Florida. He says the goal is not to inspire students to be astronauts, but to make them interested in science.
The payloads each contain a science experiment organized by a school or business.They will remain on the International Space Station for several months. Kentucky Space sent several experiments to the station last year, and several more are planned for this year.
National Foundation to Support Cell Transplant Research board chair Paula Grisanti says the new focus on cutting the federal budget and stopping earmarks in Congress could potentially devastate research projects that rely on federal grants.
Transplant programs often depend on federal grants. Breidenbach says he doesn’t think the growth of a medical center in Arizona will put any of Louisville’s funding at risk, but all federal funds may be harder to secure if a ban on earmarks is imposed.
The experiment tests how the Lactobacillus bacteria grow in low gravity. It will help determine whether astronauts need to change their diet to stay healthy in space.
After a nearly two-year delay, work on the Nucleus project in downtown Louisville is picking up. On Monday, officials with the city, state and University of Louisville unveiled plans for the first of four buildings in the project.
This winter, a Louisville-based team will launch five weather balloons, with the hope that at least one of them will cross the Atlantic Ocean.
The Level One White Star Balloon Project would set a record for the longest amateur balloon flight.
So you get up in the morning, you put on your comfy house shoes – you know, the ones with the Velcro. You pad on out to the kitchen and make yourself an egg in the non-stick skillet – wait, where was I going with this? It’s leading right to science. Velcro on the shoes, Teflon on the skillet, the push button phone your mom still has in her kitchen, they are all science, and they all have a story. Join us on Tuesday when we talk to author Rick Beyer about these and other untold science tales. Listen to the Show
Writing in the journal Science, scientists from a range of disciplines and institutions are calling on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to stop issuing mountaintop coal mining permits.
This week, the Louisville Science Center is hosting a discussion about health care, and it’s just the beginning of what officials intend to become frequent conversations about science-related issues. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. Thursday is the first event of the series the center is calling Scientific Proofs. The center has teamed up with the […]