Kids are too smart these days

For those who love programming lego robotics!

The Alien Writer

This is a video demonstrating a Lego Mindstorms robot performing various tasks at a First Lego League competition. These are autonomous robots, which means they have to perform each task independently. The teams are made up kids aged nine to fourteen.

Nine to Fourteen.

When I was nine, I built Lego robots, but they only moved when I picked them up. Sometimes I fear we’re creating a race of super-nerds who will take over the world someday.

Then I realize that’s actually a good thing.

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Proposal

If you wish to participate in the Peel Region Science Fair on behalf of Glenforest, make sure you start filling out the proposal. We can only accept 6 projects to represent Glenforest. All proposals at due on December 20th, 2012.

This does not mean that you must finish all your experimentation by this date – we only want to see some background research, a formal abstract, and the methodology you will use.

In addition, this is only 50% of the deciding factor for your spot at the Peel Region Science Fair. You will also have to present your findings to Youth Science Association, this will take place in January or February.

Thank you for your interest. If you have any questions, email youthscienceassociation@gmail.com

What is the Difference Between Sand Blasting and Dry Ice Blast Cleaning?

Food for thought for the upcoming Science Fair!

Dry Ice Works: Dry Ice Blasting Service Provider

When choosing a cleaning method for industrial applications, there are a number of things to consider:

  • Safety
  • Time efficiency
  • Cost vs Value
  • Waste produced
  • Environmentally conscious

While most cleaning methods accomplish the same results in the end, the wise operations manager is well aware of how those results are accomplished and what each process really costs in the long run.

Solvent based cleaning methods, for instance, are very time-consuming and labor intensive. Solvents are harmful to the environment, pose a potential safety risk to the employees and require secure storage and disposal. Solvents also create a great deal of secondary waste (i.e. used solvent, rags, hazardous waste disposal issues etc… ).

Media blasting (sand, shells, beads etc… ) also creates secondary waste, is very abrasive, may harm some surfaces, may embed impurities into the item being cleaned and then the media needs to be disposed of or recycled.

Dry…

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