Candle Soot Powering Electric Cars

Lithium Ion batteries

Can you imagine powering an electric car with candles? New research shows that soot from burning candles could be the perfect anode material for larger batteries. How do Lithium Ion Batteries work? Lithium ion batteries use  negatively charged lithium ions which travel to a positive electrode while discharging. When the …

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The Hypoallergenic Peanut

Peanut allergies are on the rise The stakes get higher with each new child diagnosed. 2% of our population has a severe peanut allergy, which means walking around in a world riddled with Snickers bars and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches can be dangerous. What can we do other than scrub …

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2015 Nobel Prizes in Science

2015 Nobel Prize Awardees: What they did. Named after Alfred Nobel and established in 1895 the Nobel Prize is an annual award to recognize significant advancements in academia, science and culture. Each year a long nomination and selection process happens to identify community members who have made the greatest contribution …

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Earthworm Neurons | Flat Rosie

Flat Rosie learns about Earthworm Neurons

High school students at PGSS got to learn about earthworm neurons this summer. Dr. Carrie Doonan and Dr. Emily Drill from Carnegie Mellon University over-watched as students hooked up earthworms to special speaker boxes. Flat Rosie was lucky enough to get to drop in while they worked! Learning about Neurons. Our neurons send information from our …

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