I asked Shiloh e. (shiloh.emmons) about the Science Circle Science Fair. She said, “For this year we have chosen the underwater location at the lighthouse, the temperate coastal and marine ecosystems (New England) of Linda Kelley. No market stalls or pergolas” this year. This time there is a new but old format. Shiloh continues, “Create…

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I recently watched Dances With Wolves. That film opens with a stark illustration of how primitive and awful 19th century battlefield surgery was. I was reminded of the tools physicians used (see photo) and thought that after a week of surgery those tools could be taken home and used for weekend carpentry projects. At the…

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The Science Circle has always held as main goals science education and encouraging young people to choose careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). As an educational organization that is based on a virtual world, we are on the cutting edge of technology in education. Before virtual worlds there were other options to the…

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I have a toy, radio-controlled helicopter. It is very difficult to fly. You are in control of everything and for those of us with limited manual dexterity, the result is always a side-slip and crash into the nearest solid object. Modern quadcopters, generally considered to be drones these days, are easy to fly. They have…

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