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3 years 6 days ago

Cool Science off to super cool start

The Colorado Springs Cool Science Festival kicks off today with a blast! The carnival, which is held at UCCS, gets going at 9am with a day filled with activities, live demos, and much, much more. Get to see rockets launch, participate in nature walks, and witness (controlled) explosions. There's...

3 years 5 days ago

Get cool with science

Come out and celebrate science and technology all week long starting Saturday, October 15. It's the 2nd Annual "Colorado Springs Cool Science Festival," which kicks on October 15. The events run through Saturday, October 22. There's going to be everything from the science of beer brewing to star...

3 years 1 month ago

'What If' is underway

The 'What If' festival starts at 10 am, but presenters are setting up their tents gearing up for all the curious minds to come out and try out their hands-on demos. The 'grab and go' 120 lb robot made by a team of students from Coronado High School placed...

3 years 8 months ago

Colorado scores slightly above average in science

DENVER (AP) - Colorado students scored slightly higher than the national average on an exam that showed less than half the students nationwide were considered proficient in science. Test results released Tuesday show that 39 percent of Colorado fourth-graders scored proficient or above in 2009, compared with 32 percent...

3 years 9 months ago

Science Fair planned for January 22

The Seventh Annual Pueblo City Schools Science and Engineering Fair will happen Saturday, January 22 at the Centennial High School media center, 2525 Mountview Drive. The public is invited to attend. Judging will take place from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Experiments and demonstrations will take place between 11:30 a.m....

3 years 10 months ago

Amazing teens show off work

WASHINGTON (AP) - Two high school students inspired by the science fiction movie "I, Robot" have won a $100,000 grand prize in a competition honoring the nation's top math and science students. The Siemens Competition announced the winners of its college scholarships Monday during a ceremony at George Washington...

4 years 1 month ago

Big week for Science in Colorado Springs

This week is all about science in the Colorado Springs. So much so that Mayor Lionel Rivera signed a proclamation Thursday afternoon, calling this week Colorado Springs Science Week. It's all an effort to get kids interested in Science. Organizers are getting ready for events on the campus...

4 years 3 months ago

Science camp starts at Academy

The Air Force Academy is hosting a boot camp for teachers this week. It concentrates on instruction in science, technology, engineering and mathmatics. The camp starts Wednesday and runs through Friday. It's designed for all high school science, math and pre-engineering teachers in Southern Colorado, and gives them the...

4 years 5 months ago

Scientists find new species in New Guinea

Scientists are reporting the discovery of a host of new species, including a tiny frog nicknamed Pinocchio. An international team of researchers faced torrential rain, flooding and lots of mud as they conducted a biological survey in the Foja Mountains on the western side of the island of New...

4 years 6 months ago

Air Force Academy gives $210K to local education

The US Air Force Academy Research Office and Chief Scientist Col. Rob Fredell announced the donation of $215,000 to support education efforts for students in grades kindergarten through 12 as well as providing professional development opportunities to local educators. Programs in Academy School District 20, District 11 and the...

4 years 7 months ago

Students to compete in science and engineering meet

More than 175 students from five high schools and five middle schools will participate in the 16th Annual Engineering, Science and Technology Design Contest Satujrday at CSU-Pueblo. The students have been organized into 104 teams for the seven-event competition that challenges students' critical thinking, teamwork, and creative design skills. ...

4 years 7 months ago

Obama: US cannot accept second best in education

President Barack Obama says America's "primacy in the world" is at stake in the quest to substantially improve educational quality and global competitiveness. Speaking to governors gathered at the White House Monday, Obama said he won't "accept second place for the United States of America." He noted that it continues...

4 years 8 months ago

College's body farm may need city approval

City officials might have a say in whether Mesa State College will be allowed to temporarily leave human corpses to decompose near a residential area, which has some neighbors worried about odors and disease. City Attorney John Shaver says he's studying the issue. College officials plan to set up a...

4 years 8 months ago

Worms wiggle into classroom curriculum

Students in 4th and 5th grade at Stratmoor Hills Elementary School will dig through clumps of compost and dirt Thursday as they learn more about science and worms. The school, where nearly 80 percent of students are from low-income households, partnered with University of Phoenix and the Catamount Institute to...

4 years 10 months ago

Is Obama Washington's Vulcan?

President Barack Obama's deliberate approach to decision-making and a fascination with science is raising some eyebrows and drawing the logical question. Is Barack Obama Washington's Mr. Spock, the chief science officer for the ship of state? Actor Leonard Nimoy, who has portrayed "Star Trek's" Spock for more than 40 years,...

5 years 4 days ago

Balloon boy family "obsessed" with science

The family who built an experimental balloon involved in a runaway flight has a heavy interest in science, with members sleeping in their clothes so they can chase after storms, media reports say. Details emerged about Falcon Heene's family as authorities searched for the 6-year-old boy, who was believed...

5 years 1 month ago

Is your phone spying on you?

Most of us carry one. Now the hand-held technology we all rely on is under attack by a flood of covert, internet software designed to use your cell phone against you. The cell phone hi-jacking websites, thousands of them, are easy to find and promise the user easy access...

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