Author Archives: Bill Smallwood

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Fun Fact Friday: The Greedo Fish

Fun Fact Friday: The Greedo Fish

Just in case none of your friends happened greet you with the phrase, “May the Fourth be with you” this past Monday, May 4th was Star Wars Day! In honor of this occasion, it seemed like a good time for Fun Fact Friday to highlight a new scientific discovery, the “Greedo fish”, or Peckoltia greedoi.

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Fun Fact Friday: ISSelfie, Star Trek Style!

If you read last week’s Fun Fact Friday, you already know that the ISSpresso coffee maker was launched into space, and due to dock with the International Space Station. What you might not know is what the machine’s intended recipient, astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti, wore to greet its arrival! Cristoforetti donned a uniform from the television

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Fun Fact Friday: Coffee In Space

Did you know that a coffee maker was recently launched into space? It’s true! Bound for the International Space Station (ISS), the SpaceX supply ship carries a variety of necessities for the orbiting astronauts. One of those items is the ISSpresso, a coffee maker specially made to operate in space. According to a NASA document,

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Fun Fact Friday: Digital Camouflage

Did you know that some military uniforms feature camouflage that looks like a pixellated computer image? It’s true! While the photo to the side might look like a mountainous landscape from an 8-bit Nintendo game, it’s actually a printed pattern that serves as a very effective woodland camouflage. According to Wikipedia, “Digital camouflage is a

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