Science

Science Night returns to Menlo Park Library on March 28

Science Night VIII is coming! Come to the Menlo Park Library on Thursday, March 28, for fun and fascination, with exhibits and hands-on activities and experiments aimed at elementary school-aged children, all the way up to adults. Scheduled participants include: – Happy Hollow Park & Zoo – Palo Alto Junior Museum – Museum of American […]

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Land Subsidence is subject of next USGS evening lecture on March 28

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“3D Printing for Perfect Metal Parts” is next SLAC lecture on March 26

Christopher Tassone will be speaking at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory [Panofsky Auditorium Science and User Support Building (BLDG 53)] on Tuesday, March 26 at 7:30 pm. Throughout human history, improvements in the structure of metals have been essential to the sharpness of swords and the strength of steel girders. Now we’d like to produce turbine blades […]

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Pioneering Stanford transplant surgeon and Menlo Park resident Oscar Salvatierra dies at 83

Menlo Park resident Oscar Salvatierra Jr., MD, professor emeritus of surgery and of pediatrics at the Stanford University School of Medicine and a leader in the effort to enact national legislation regulating organ donation, died March 16 at his home in Menlo Park. He was 83. The cause was complications of Parkinson’s disease. A funeral […]

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Mad Science: Movie Special Effects is program at Menlo Park Library on Feb. 28

Let’s explore the wonders of many movie favorites at the Menlo Park Library on Feb. 28, from 7:00 to 8:00 pm Anything could happen at this educational, entertaining, spectacular and captivating show. Let’s investigate: – The difference between magic and science – What a dinosaur sneeze and polymers have in common – Gravity-defying feats using […]

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Remastered 1964 films by Menlo Park filmmaker show origins of SLAC

A pair of 1964 films detailing the construction of Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, later renamed SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, were recently remastered and are now available for viewing on YouTube thanks to a partnership between the films’ producer, J. Douglas Allen (pictured), and the SLAC Archives, History & Records Office. The films provide a fascinating […]

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Art Ventures series on climate change concludes Feb. 25 & 26

The Art Ventures Gallery Speaker Series: Stanford’s Climate-Energy Investment In Perspective: Art, Politics, and Science concludes this week with speakers on Monday and Tuesday. Feb. 25, 6:30 pm – Franklin (Lynn) Orr, Ph. D., (pictured right) Former US Dept. of Energy Under Secretary for Science and Energy & Professor Emeritus, Department of Energy Resources Engineering, Stanford […]

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Robotic workshops for grade schoolers begin at Menlo Park Library on Feb. 2

In these workshops, MathandCoding teachers will introduce students (3rd – 6th grade) to the world of robotics engineering using Lego Mindstorms EV3 kits, offering an opportunity to gain hands-on experience in robotics.  Students will learn to build and program robots. Note: This course is designed for kids with no experience in robotics. The workshops consist […]

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Science Made Fun comes to Menlo Park Library on Jan. 31

Step back in time to the days of Newton on January 31 from 4:00to 5:00 pm at the Menlo Park Library. Kids who are in grades 1-5 get a hands-on look at inertia and motion, discover gravity, and have fun as we learn about Newton’s universal laws of motion. Register online in advance for this […]

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“Making Waves in a Superconductor” is free public lecture at SLAC on Jan. 29

Staff scientist Giacomo Coslovich will give a talk titled “Making Waves in a Superconductor” on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019, at 7:30 pm at SLAC’s Panofsky Auditorium, Science and User Support Building (B53). Superconductors are materials in which electric current flows freely, without resistance. They are used to create the powerful magnetic fields needed to operate […]

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“Artful Design: Technology in Search of the Sublime!” is topic of SLAC talk on Jan. 24

Ge Wang will present the first talk in the Art Meets Science at SLAC Lecture Series, “Artful Design: Technology in Search of the Sublime!” on Jan. 24, from 3:30-4:30 pm in the Panofsky Auditorium at SLAC, to be followed by a reception. What is the nature of design, and the meaning it holds in human […]

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