Parasites Can Mind-Control Animals

Parasites Can Mind-Control Animals Without Infecting Them  A tapeworm is essentially a very long, parasitic towel with a grappling hook for a head. It attaches itself to the internal organs of its host with its fiendish head spines, and it absorbs nutrients through its tagliatelle-shaped body. Once fastened, it does very little. It has no mouth or gut, no circulatory or respiratory systems. Its sparse nerves culminate in a cluster…

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WorldO!Water

World O! Water is an annual event hosted by the City of Omaha at Lake Wehrspann, a large man-made lake in a dam retained waterway constructed by the Papilion Missouri NRD. This dam site has evolved into its characteristic biome over the years. AcademyScience.us researches, participates and demonstrates a water themed project every year at this event. This year youth in the science program researched the need for fresh, clean…

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Valley Days

Valley Days Saturday You will find us in the Park east of the open ball field where the fireworks will launch Saturday night, south of the tennis court, under the old maple tree. Look for our trademark family Picnic meal spread and the feather flags. ‘We will bring out the Design, Build and Launch model compressed air rockets made from common school supplies, but COOL and FUN! Check out the…

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Amish Uber

Necessity is the Mother of Invention: Amish Uber An Amish Dad in Michigan has decided to join the rideshare economy, with his horse and buggy. According to WWMT, Tim Hochstedler has started offering taxi rides around his hometown of Colon in his horse-drawn carriage, which he has dubbed the “Amish Uber.” Horse and Buggy Rides are only $5, so this is way cheaper than most Uber rides, but there is a…

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NESciFest 2018 Community Event

FREE Nebraska Science Festival Community Event         Everyone is Welcome! Sponsored by AcademyScience, Valley, NE STEM Demonstrations Saturday April 28 from 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm or so. 111 E. Front St. Valley, NE (Valley Veterans Club East Entrance) Indoor Opportunity Explore Gamepad controlled and Autonomous Robots, Explore Computer Programming Communicate with the Robots, Try your skill or chance at some robot games. Explore Four Forces of…

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CEENBoT Robotics 2018

We have more information about the upcoming CEENBoT Robotics Showcase 2018. You may find this information here:           http://ceenbot.unl.edu/Showcase/ The Showcase will be at the Nebraska Robotics Expo. http://neroboticsexpo.unl.edu/ Come Explore and Learn with us! AcademyScience.us leaders Michael and Cathy Hanus    

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2018 CEENBoT Robotics Challenge

Who do we know wants to take on the new 2018 CEENBoT Robotics Challenge? We know who! You!           This year Rumor has it the CEENBoT Challenge theme is Winter (Robotics) Olympics. Do we know we know what this is? So far the CSE Computer Science Engineers in the CEENBoT program are keeping details hidden in their magic engineering documentation notebooks. So we are busy with…

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2017-18 FLL HydroDynamics Play Field

Check out the new 2017-18 First LEGO League Challenge HydroDynamics Robot Game Mat Play Field.             How do you use the FLL Play Field? First you buy bags of LEGO pieces. Then you follow LEGO directions and build working stations that are interesting LEGO designs. Then you build a computer programmable robot with more LEGO pieces that you can program to perform the missions that…

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First LEGO League Challenge

Who do we know wants to take on the new 2017-18 First LEGO League Challenge? We know who! You! This year the FLL theme is HydroDynamics.           Do we know we know what this is? Come Explore and Learn with us! AcademyScience.us leaders Michael and Cathy Hanus  

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NESciFest Earth Day Celebration

NESciFest Earth Day Celebration Who: ALL Are Welcome! Invitation  What: Free Academy Science Presentation  AcademyScience will present FREE indoor STEM related activities:  Autonomous Robots Demonstration  Computer Programming Demonstration  Game Pad controlled Robots  Four Force of Flight  Simple Model Airplane Building  Simple Model Rocket Building  Model Rocket Launch, weather and staff permitting.  Lunch and Snacks available while supplies last, Free Will Offering.  When: Saturday afternoon April 22 between hours 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm  Where:…

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