Join our friends from Canine Companions for Independence as we discover our newest exhibition "Adventures with Clifford The Big Red Dog"! Learn how these highly-trained assistance dogs help children and adults with disabilities. Plus, enjoy hands-on activities.
This is a free member-only event. For more information, call 407.514.2000. Reservations are not required.
The 15th annual Dr. Ying Science Competition is in the books and two was the lucky number for Brevard County's Sarah Van Sickle of Satellite High School.
Sarah was in last year's contest when she finished as a runner up, but the additional year of research won her the 2013 competition. She was awarded a trophy, a $5,000 cash scholarship plus $1,000 awards for her science teacher and her school.
Her efforts improved on the design of the antenna, which is based on fractal geometry and receives both UHF and VHF frequencies for less money than the cost of a commercial device. Since broadcast television is an important communications tool, this research could enable everyone to have access to multiple over-the-air transmissions at a fraction of the cost. This research would be especially valuable for those living in remote areas, Third World countries or people in post-disaster areas where cable or satellite transmissions are inaccessible.
Orlando Science Center and Orlando Mini Maker Faire Announce Partnership
The Science Center will host the second annual event celebrating innovation, inventions and DIY fun
Saturday, October 5, 2013
ORLANDO, Fla. (April 26, 2013)—Orlando Science Center has partnered with Orlando Mini Maker Faire and will host the second annual event on Saturday, October 5, 2013. Event schedule and ticket prices will be announced at a later date.
This weekend is the 15th Annual Dr. Nelson Ying Science Competition! Every day this week, we'll spotlight one of the five finalists.
Rikhav Shah is a sophomore at Lake Highland Preparatory School. Rikhav has been fortunate enough to conduct research at the NanoScience Technology Center at the University of Central Florida. For the past two years, he has been studying the possibilities of developing a nanoparticle-based probe for detection of heavy metal contaminants in drinking water.
Nanotechnology is the study and application of materials at a molecular level. Rikhav is interested in how a material’s properties can be taken advantage of at that scale to solve problems.