Thursday, October 27, 2011

World Science Festival with NOVA and Brian Greene!

Join a live conversation with Brian Greene, exploring how scientists are piecing together the most complete picture yet of space, time, and the Universe.

Held at at Columbia University’s Miller Theatre, the event begins at 9 PM with the premiere broadcast of the first episode of NOVA’s The Fabric of the Cosmos, followed immediately by a live Q&A hosted by Greene, with special guests including renowned theoretical physicist Leonard Susskind and Saul Perlmutter, winner of the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics.
The Q&A will also be streamed live as an interactive webcast at 10PM ET/9PM CT at
  • Get the conversation going now and ask your questions via Twitter (using hashtag #WSFforum), or submit questions on the World Science Festival
    Facebook wall »
  • Tune in to the live webcast at on Nov. 2 at 10pm ET and submit your questions live during the webcast »


Wednesday, October 12, 2011

YouTube SpaceLab: Get your students experiments into space!

"Imagine your experiment, 250 miles above Earth, for the world to see. What will you do? We're asking you to come up with a science experiment for space and upload a video explaining it to YouTube. If your idea wins, it will be performed on the International Space Station and live streamed on YouTube to the world. And we'll throw in some out-of-this-world prizes, too. Can plants survive beyond the Earth? Could proteins in space reveal the mysteries of life? Science in micro gravity can help unlock the answers. The countdown's begun."

Watch the video below, or click here to go straight to the SpaceLab page where they have all of the important information, like submission deadlines, requirements, age groupings (sorry, middle and elementary schoolers, you have to be at least 14 years old...), etc.


There will be six Regional winners chosen from each of 5 Global Regions (so that's 30...).  

Regional Winners:

A trip to Washington, D.C. USA, including an
exhilarating ZERO-G flight.
A Lenovo© IdeaPad© U300s Ultrabook™ each.

Global Winners:
There will be two Global winners (one from each age group) that will win the following:

Your experiment is carried out on the International Space Station and streamed live from space on YouTube.

An amazing space experience of your choice: watch the rocket with your experiment blast off in Japan or wait until you're 18 and take cosmonaut training in Russia (WHAT???).
A trip to Washington, D.C. USA, including an
exhilarating ZERO-G flight.
A Lenovo© IdeaPad© U300s Ultrabook™ each.