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SpaceX Unmanned Rocket Explodes Shortly After Takeoff from Complex 40 Cape Canaveral, Florida

An unmanned SpaceX rocket carrying supplies and the first-of-its-kind docking port to the International Space Station broke apart Sunday shortly after liftoff. Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX), the American aerospace manufacturer and space transport service company lost a rocket and supply vehicle at about 10:27 a.m. ET Sunday morning. The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying […]

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Beautiful Day for Promenade of Art in Downtown Arlington Heights at Vail Ave and Campbell St

VIDEO: Promenade of Art in downtown Arlington Heights on Saturday, June 6, 2015. A beautiful day for Promenade of Art in downtown Arlington Heights Saturday, but Sunday’s forecast needs to improved for a successful day tomorrow. Enjoy this quick video toward the end of the day when the crowd began to leave near closing. Check […]

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District 214 Hosts First Startup Showcase — a Shark Tank-Type Event for Entrepreneurship Curriculum

Last week, District 214 hosted their first Startup Showcase — a Shark Tank-type event with entrepreneurship students. The District 214 future business moguls – from Elk Grove and Wheeling High Schools – pitched business proposals and competed for prizes and internship opportunities. The top three teams from Wheeling and Elk Grove faced off Tuesday in […]

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US News & World Report Public High School Rankings: Prospect, Hersey Gold; Buffalo Grove, Rolling Meadows, Elk Grove, Wheeling Silver

Illinois recently scored 17 gold medal schools, 69 silver medal schools and 91 bronze medal schools in the US News & World Report’s Best Public High Schools Rankings. Illinois has 477 public high school districts and 677 public high schools. There are 41,639 full-time public high school teachers and 619,676 students enrolled in Illinois public […]

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“Chicago Windy City Lights” by Max Wilson — Timelapse Video on Vimeo

Chicago Timelapse Project, Windy City Nights II from Max Wilson on Vimeo. “Chicago Windy City Nights” Timelapse video by Max Wilson. chicagotimelapse.org High rise skyline Golden Streets Willis Tower, Trump Tower, John Hancock Navy Pier. “El” tracks Montrose Harbor Millennium Park Chicago River River Roast Lake Shore Drive Willis and Clouds Navy Pier fireworks The […]

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Deep Sea Creatures Caught on Camera in Okeanos Explorer Program

NOAA ship Okeanos Explorer uses remote operated vehicles to capture imagery of deep sea wildlife. NOAA ship Okeanos exploring creatures near Puerto Rico. Some creatures don’t have names yet. Dumbo Octopus Chaunax Bathysaurus Ctenophore Sea Cucumber NOAAS Okeanos Explorer is a converted United States Navy ship (formerly USNS Capable (T-AGOS-16)), that is now an exploratory […]

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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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