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Fireworks Primer for Children Reveals Magic Behind Fourth of July Pyrotechnics Fireworks Primer for Children Reveals Magic Behind Fourth of July Pyrotechnics
6 days ago - StateCollege.com - Evan Murach
How many different kinds of fireworks are there? How do they make fireworks in so many different colors? What does it take to put on a fireworks show during the Fourth of July? A special program aimed at kids is set to blast off. [Read More]
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Fireworks Primer for Children Reveals Magic Behind Fourth of July Pyrotechnics Fireworks Primer for Children Reveals Magic Behind Fourth of July Pyrotechnics
6 days ago - StateCollege.com - Evan Murach
How many different kinds of fireworks are there? How do they make fireworks in so many different colors? What does it take to put on a fireworks show during the Fourth of July? A special program aimed at kids is set to blast off. [Read More]

Teaching Kids How to Grow Their Own Food — With Fish Teaching Kids How to Grow Their Own Food — With Fish
6 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Michele Marchetti
"Our kids are on their fifth crop of lettuce," says Lyke, who has been teaching biology for 19 years. "Our tomato plant is huge; I have dozens and dozens of ripening cherry tomatoes, and the Swiss Chard is coming out of my ears." [Read More]

Arcade Snake In Your Body: How A Penn State Startup Could Transform Surgery Arcade Snake In Your Body: How A Penn State Startup Could Transform Surgery
10 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff, C.J. Doon
“The goal is to shrink it as much as possible where you can do procedures inside the human brain,” Reading says. “That’d be us going above and beyond our expectations and winning on all levels.” [Read More]

Class Takes State High Students Far Afield to Scout for Deer Scat Class Takes State High Students Far Afield to Scout for Deer Scat
13 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Steve Bauer
Students at State College High School answer call of the great outdoors as part of an innovative environmental sciences class. They spent Wednesday looking for deer droppings while participating in a program to assess wildlife management efforts. Details in our StateCollege.com video report. [Read More]

Penn State Researchers Are Revolutionizing Solar Panels Penn State Researchers Are Revolutionizing Solar Panels
15 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Zach Berger
Referred to as concentrating photovoltaic -- or CPV -- systems, these solar panels operate a much higher efficiency than the standard solar panel. Chris Giebink, an assistant professor of electrical engineering at Penn State, has put in work to shrink those down to a more reasonable size. [Read More]

Penn State, State College Noon News & Features: Wednesday, Nov. 19 Penn State, State College Noon News & Features: Wednesday, Nov. 19
33 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - StateCollege.com Staff
Penn State, State College and Centre County are making news all over the web. Every weekday at noon we post links to some of the most noteworthy stories. [Read More]

Lunar Lions Update: Rocket Testing & Looming Deadline Lunar Lions Update: Rocket Testing & Looming Deadline
34 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
The Lunar Lions have begun testing the prototype of the system they're taking to the moon. But the real value of the program is so much more than a spacecraft or a competition. [Read More]

Unusual Eclipse Expected Over State College, But Can You See it? Unusual Eclipse Expected Over State College, But Can You See it?
39 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Matt Allibone
Local sky watchers may be in for a treat Wednesday morning as long as the weather doesn’t get in the way. An event known as a "selenelion" will occur -- that's the moment when a total lunar eclipse and the sunrise take place at the same time. [Read More]

Woman Donates Kidney to Penn State Graduate After Reading StateCollege.com Report Woman Donates Kidney to Penn State Graduate After Reading StateCollege.com Report
40 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jennifer Miller
"Ironically, when I read the story I knew I'd be a match. I just felt it. And when I told my fiancé I had to do all this extensive testing to see if I was a match he said, 'let's be honest we already know your going to be,'" says Hawk. [Read More]

New Center Aims to Push Boundaries of 3-D Printing New Center Aims to Push Boundaries of 3-D Printing
54 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, David Pacchioli
Rich Martukanitz holds two prototypes, one in each hand. The first design, a thick, heavy chunk, would make a good doorstop. The second is a hollowed-out set of spider arms, like a splayed but sturdy rack of ribs. [Read More]

Researchers Working to Reduce Methane Emissions from Cows Researchers Working to Reduce Methane Emissions from Cows
57 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Report
Researchers at Penn State are looking for ways to limit methane from cows as part of an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. They're also hoping to increase milk production at the same time. Details from the Centre County Report. [Read More]

Penn State Professor Part of NASA Team that Discovered Earth-Like Planet Penn State Professor Part of NASA Team that Discovered Earth-Like Planet
62 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff, C.J. Doon
While little remains known about the planet, located 500 million light years away, Ford and the team suspects it has a rocky surface with a reasonable atmosphere, meaning it could potentially have liquid water. Continents, oceans, coastlines — maybe even life — could populate the surface. [Read More]

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