Emily Driscoll

Jan. 23, 2015

Behind the Scenes of the Explorers Club

The Explorers Club houses artifacts from research expeditions over the last century, including the first exploration to the North Pole to the Apollo 11 moon mission.

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Dec. 26, 2014

Birdie in Flight

The aerodynamics of the badminton birdie, along with a complex chain of movements executed by players, enables it to reach 200 mph.

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Mar. 14, 2014

EncROACHment: New York’s Invasive Cockroaches

Rutgers University entomologists unravel clues to identify a new invasive roach species in New York City.

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\tWinter weather means more than sledding and snowmen. Next snowstorm, grab a magnifying glass and try snowflake hunting. Bullet rosettes, stellar plates, and capped columns are just a few of the varieties of snow crystal you can find in your backyard. Kenneth Libbrecht, physicist at Caltech and snowflake expert, shares secrets of the snowflake.

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