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Small Earthquake with Epicenter on Boulder Ridge Country Club Golf Course in Lake in the Hills, Wednesday Just After 6 PM

A 2.9 magnitude earthquake was felt near Lake in the Hills this Wednesday evening, according to the US Geological Survey. The small earthquake occurred at 6:08 p.m. just east of Mason Lane and just south of Miller Road near the Boulder Ridge subdivision. The epicenter was located on the Boulder Ridge Golf Course just southwest […]

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Far Out, Man: Powers of Ten Explained by Charles and Ray Eames (1977)

Powers of Ten™ by Charles and Ray Eames — Charles and Ray’s documentary, Powers of Ten—one of most famous short films ever made—has been seen as an exemplar for teaching and understanding the importance of scale for nearly four decades. Starting at a lakeside picnic in Chicago, the Powers of Ten short documentary transports us […]

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Happy Pi Day: Bring Out Your Inner Nerdiness and Watch Your Clock Hit 3/14/15 9:26:53

Pi Day is an annual celebration of the mathematical constant π (pi), but this year it is a little special because the date coincides with the first five digits of the number expression or 3.1415 Pi Day is observed on March 14, (3/14 in the month/day date format since 3, 1, and 4 are the […]

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When Do Clocks Change? Set Clock Forward 1 Hour Overnight on Sunday March 8, 2015, Daylight Saving — or Do You Say Daylight Savings Time

Change Your Clocks Overnight When Daylight Saving Time begins on the second Sunday in March, turn clocks forward 1 hour to Daylight Saving Time (-5 GMT/UT) “Spring Forward”… Daylight begins later; Nightfall arrives later. The body feels like it loses an hour. Set clocks forward at 2:00 a.m. Sunday, March 8, 2015. At 2:00 a.m. […]

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Opinion: District 214 Needs a Little Schooling on Snow Days and Emergency School Closures

While most other schools in Chicagoland made a clear decision to close on Sunday night during a severe and dangerous blizzard, District 214’s decision process to close school wavered. First … While most other school districts and private schools were already closing their schools during a dangerous blizzard on Sunday, District 214 announced they wouldn’t […]

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Auroras, Sunrises, Clouds, Lightning, Stars, Oceans, the Milky Way, City Lights at Night, Oceans, ISS, Spacecraft and the Thin Band of Atmosphere

ULTRAVIDEO (6:10): Available up to 4K (2160p) watch a video from Alexander Gerst’s camera on the Internation Space Station (ISS) during his six-month Blue Dot mission (FULL SCREEN 4K recommended). Watch Earth roll by through the perspective of European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut and geophysicist Dr. Alexander Gerst in this six-minute time lapse video from […]

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Derby the Dog Running Now with 3D Printed Prosthetic Legs — 3DSystems

See how unique, custom 3D printed prosthetics allow Derby the dog to run for the first time. Derby was born with deformed front legs and was unable to walk. Now with prosthetic legs built with 3D printing technology, Derby is able to run and sprint with mobility. With 3D printing it is easy to make […]

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NASA Official Flight Video: “Orion Soars on First Flight Test” Launched at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida

NASA official Orion spacecraft launch with video of upper stage in orbit up to 142 miles above the earth’s surface. NASA’s Orion spacecraft launched successfully atop a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket Dec. 5 at 7:05 a.m. EST from Space Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Orion’s Exploration […]

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VIDEO: Orion Spacecraft Successfully Launches from Launch Pad 37, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station

VIDEO: Beautiful liftoff of NASA’s Orion spacecraft with an an uncrewed test flight from Cape Canaveral in Florida. NASA successfully launched its Orion Spacecraft without a crew as planned. The spacecraft launched atop a Delta IV rocket is in its early testing phase for an eventual trip planned to take astronauts to Mars. The next […]

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Nixie Wearable Drone: Winner of Intel’s “Make It Wearable”

Make It Wearable Winner | Meet Team Nixie. Team Nixie (http://flynixie.com) is developing the first wearable drone camera, which can be worn around your wrist. The team presented their prototype for the Intel Make It Wearable Challenge Finale on November 3, 2014 in San Francisco and won the $500,000 grand prize. The drone camera is […]

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VIDEO: Antares Rocket Explosion at Wallops Flight Facility and from Oyster Bay

Antares Rocket Explosion – First hand account from NASA Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. The editor of collectSPACE.com Robert Pearlman speaks to @TariqJMalik about what he saw from the ground at NASA Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. He was at the NASA press observation site, a few miles from the launch pad on Oct. 28th, […]

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Launch America: NASA Chooses American Companies to Transport US Astronauts to International Space Station

CNN’s Rachel Crane explains NASA’s commercial crew contract competition and what it means for the future of space travel. U.S. astronauts once again will travel to and from the International Space Station from the United States on American spacecraft under groundbreaking contracts NASA announced Tuesday. The agency unveiled its selection of Boeing and SpaceX to […]

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