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By Mary O’Keefe | July 17, 2008
Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Cañada Flintridge has launched a new website that has gone global, literally. The website http://climate.jpl.nasa.gov allows the viewer to explore the global climate change. ?This website has attracted more attention than any other website I have worked on,? said Michael Gunson, JPL chief scientist for Earth science technology. The website covers a multitude of areas concerning climate change from raising sea levels to carbon dioxide levels.
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March 25, 2010
St. Bede School hosted their annual Science Fair featuring 8th Grade projects on March 11 and 12. Under the direction of Mr. Jeff Fox, students researched a project of their choice, and experimentally tested their hypothesis. Students competed in either the physical or life science field. The winners in Life Science were l st Michael Dimen, 2nd Amber Montesanto; 3rd Justin Hamm and Honorable Mention Raleigh Scharre. In the Physical Science category, the winners were 1st Michael Thompson, 2nd Marc Schwartz, 3rd Don Pontrelli and Honorable Mention Brendan Murran.
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By Elaine La Marr | June 21, 2007
Fourth grade students at La Cañada Elementary School held their Science Fair last week and shared findings with parents, friends and each other. All kinds of experiments were tried, including determining which liquids would freeze faster than others and how plant growth is impacted by exposure to sun. Students shared their questions, hypothesis, materials, procedures, results and methods for determining conclusions. Student Kelly Chan learned orange juice freezes faster than water, Gatorade or lemonade, and Callie Greene found that seeds germinated in water survived and grew unlike those placed in soda, Gatorade or juice.
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By Chris Sutton | March 5, 2004
Palm Crest Elementary School's cafeteria was transformed into a hands-on science exhibit Thursday as 60 science projects were on display for the science fair. It was a full house, as 200 parents and children attended the fair, which was the culmination of the school's science exploration week. The science projects included the science of volcanos, a Venus Fly Trap plant, how fossils are formed, what makes temperatures rise and fall, hypothesis, rockets, how eye glasses help people, the principles of magnetism, among others.
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By Mary O’Keefe | February 19, 2009
As the Mars rovers deal with advanced age, broken appendages and memory lapses, good news comes from Jet Propulsion Laboratory: the rover named Spirit had a little power boost, thanks to a Martian wind. Solar panels convert the Sun?s rays into power for the rovers. The more dust that covers the panels, the less power gets through. A Martian wind this month has blown away some of the dust that had accumulated on the panels, giving Spirit a very important uptick in electrical output.
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By Mary O'Keefe | August 24, 2006
A hypothesis by scientists, including those at JPL, has been developed to explain mysterious dark spots, fan-like markings and spider-shaped features that have been seen in images from Mars Odyssey orbiter. "We called it a cryptic region," said Jeff Plautt, project scientist for Mars Odyssey. After hundreds of new images from Odyssey, scientists now feel that jets of carbon dioxide gas erupt in a geyser-like fashion from beneath the ice cap as it warms in the spring. "Every winter there is a layer of carbon dioxide ice that is about three feet deep.
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By Preston MacDougall | November 23, 2006
Ribosomes may make my bones, but words are just as much "me." Steven Pinker's fascinating book, The Language Instinct, didn't say it in so many words, but I think this aphorism succinctly expresses his expert perspective on "how the mind creates language." First published in 1994, by William Morrow and Co., when Pinker was a professor of brain and cognitive science at MIT, this absorbing book is now in print as a Perrennial Classic from HarperCollins Publishers. Pinker himself is now at Harvard.
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By Seth Amitin | October 4, 2008
It took a few games, but La Canada has finally earned their first win of the season, crushing Firebaugh, 35-8, and playing like a well-oiled machine.  But there were no stars, this was a team effort.  “Everyone was a star tonight,” Coach Rich Wheeler said. “The whole team did a hell of a job. The defense did a hell of a job. Coach Watts did a hell of a job coaching on defense.”  Indeed. There’s plenty of evidence to support his hypothesis.
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By Mary O’Keefe | June 26, 2008
On June 15, the Phoenix Mars Lander, managed by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory here, used its robotic arm to dig down into a trench called ?Dodo-Goldilocks.? As the arm scooped out soil samples it came upon dice-size clumps of bright, white material. The arm dropped the clumps to the side and scientists watched. Four days later the clumps had disappeared. ?They had been clearing out the trench area and found these few large clods. They looked light and [scientists thought] they could be ice or salt,?
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By Mary O’Keefe | July 17, 2008
Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Cañada Flintridge has launched a new website that has gone global, literally. The website http://climate.jpl.nasa.gov allows the viewer to explore the global climate change. ?This website has attracted more attention than any other website I have worked on,? said Michael Gunson, JPL chief scientist for Earth science technology. The website covers a multitude of areas concerning climate change from raising sea levels to carbon dioxide levels.
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