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National Future City Competition: AZ Region Kicks off 16th Year

The Future City Competition Arizona Region began its 16th year on August 3, 2012.  The registration deadline for elementary and middle schools that want to participate in this year’s competition is October 21, 2012. The National Future City Competition was developed to help middle school students discover and foster interests in science, technology, engineering, and … Continue reading

Hurricane Isaac and Spiking Gas Prices

For the first time since Hurricane Katrina, the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers closed New Orleans, LA’s flood gates. Tomorrow, August 29, 2012, will mark the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. As luck or Mother Nature would have it, Tropical Storm Isaac was upgraded this morning to hurricane status, and it made landfall on the Gulf … Continue reading

Future Posts

Future Posts for May 2019: a) Ebola Virus Disease Updates, b) Some Ingredients in Sunscreen May End Up in Your Bloodstream, c) Gasoline Price Updates for Your 2019 Memorial Day Weekend Road Trip, d) Thrown Under the Bus – Part 9: Triangulation, e) Spaghetti Models and the Upcoming Hurricane Season……….Other Future Posts (in no special … Continue reading

Historic Move? or Shamed into Moving?

Twenty-two years after Augusta National Golf Club admitted it first black male member, it announced earlier today that it has invited two females to join its membership ranks: Darla Moore, a South Carolina businesswoman, and former secretary of state Condoleeza Rice, according to the New York Times, CNN and other news sources. This change in … Continue reading

Rovers, Craters, and Holes

I have survived two weeks of the Summer Olympics, and almost one full week of NASA’s Curiosity Rover landing on Mars, the red planet. Curiosity made its groundbreaking landing on Sunday, August 5, 2012 at around 10:35 p.m. PDT. It wasn’t until I turned on the television the next day, after my morning exercise (about … Continue reading

Tech Note: The Olympic Torch and Cauldron of the 2012 Summer Games

We are into the second week of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, and as a friend declared, “the actual Olympics began on Friday, August 3rd  – track and field sporting events”.  OK, that’s his opinion. I enjoyed the Opening Ceremony that was aired on Friday, July 27, 2012.  There were many high points for this … Continue reading