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We Need Engineering Heroes

Ioannis Miaoulis | Posted 10.06.2015 | Science
Ioannis Miaoulis

Now is the time to elevate engineering as key to innovation. While we can't all be Sally Ride or John Glenn, we can learn enough about engineering to thrive in our complex technological world. Let's make the Orion spacecraft, designed to take humans into deep space, a real first step toward Mars.

The Creativity of Kids Needs But a Bit of Encouragement

Jerry Lanson | Posted 10.20.2013 | Fifty
Jerry Lanson

Our granddaughter Devon turned 6 yesterday. She celebrated with bacon and eggs in bed (which she first helped to prepare) and a visit to Boston's Museum of Science (her choice over the beach). This made sense because Devon has recently changed her career goal from acrobat to inventor.

The Fire of Adventure

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 09.30.2012 | Home
Zoe P. Strassfield

There are several paintings in the museum of people who donated money or collections, but this one wasn't a typical portrait. The man and woman in the painting were dressed in climbing gear and kneeling on a mountain summit, holding an American flag and the flag of the National Geographic Society.

"Everybody Say 'Poyekhali'!" -- Yuri's Night in Boston

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 06.23.2012 | College
Zoe P. Strassfield

After two more people had arrived, the decision was made to dim the lights and start the movie First Orbit. This unique film shows a nearly continuous orbit of the Earth as seen from the International Space Station, simulating what Yuri Gagarin would have seen on his flight.

A Travel Guide To Family Vacations In Massachusetts

The Huffington Post | Megan Farrell Fuchsloch | Posted 10.16.2011 | Travel

Family vacations in Massachusetts can be rewarding experiences or absolute disasters — it all depends on pre-trip homework. To make planning easier,...