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Suffern Robotics Wins Berth in First Tech Challenge World Championship

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T-Shirt Fundraiser Launched to Raise Much Needed Funds for World Championship Run Imagine if you will a Renaissance Faire with all of its pomp and pageantry; add in some of the most brilliant young minds in the country; tomorrow's designers, programmers, engineers, writers & scientists and of course their amazing robots and you’ve arrived at a First Tech Challenge Competition. Pink and orange wigs, mascots, cow-print pants, funky hats, gladiators and all manner of dress are the accepted norm as many teams forego traditional team uniforms for gear that better reflects their personalities. Each team, in addition to representing an…

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3D Printing 101: Add a new dimension to your business

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(Family Features) Technology seems to evolve at lightning speed, and it can be tough for business owners to sort out the latest tech fads from the tech must-haves. One recent innovation adding new dimensions to all kinds of small businesses is 3D printing. Before you write it off as a fad, read on to find out how it could be just the right fit for your business.   3D Printing Basics 3D printing is a manufacturing process that uses digital information to create tangible, three-dimensional objects, one layer at a time. It’s being used to prototype elements in architecture, construction,…

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Astronomers see right into Heart of Exploding Star

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An international team of astronomers has been able to see into the heart of an exploding star, by combining data from telescopes that are hundreds or even thousands of kilometres apart.  Their results are published Oct 8 2014 in the journal Nature. Highly-detailed images produced using radio telescopes from across Europe and America have pinpointed the locations where a stellar explosion (called a nova), emitted gamma rays (extremely high energy radiation). The discovery revealed how the gamma-ray emissions are produced, something which mystified astronomers when they were first observed in 2012. "We not only found where the gamma rays came…

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Total Lunar Eclipse Tonight to turn Moon Red & May Highlight Draconid Meteor Shower

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The full moon will darken and grow reddish tonight during a total lunar eclipse that may help a fall meteor shower shine. The edge of the Earth's shadow will begin to pass over October's full moon, traditionally called the Hunter's Moon, at 1:15 a.m. PT or 4:15 a.m. ET. It will cover the moon for a total lunar eclipse starting 3:15 a.m. PT or 6:15 a.m. ET and lasting 59 minutes. At that time, the moon will darken to a colour that could vary from orange to brown to red. Lunar eclipses are sometimes called blood moons — particularly fitting,…

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