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We are Midwood Science Research

Posted on Sunday, June 1, 2014 by for Everyone.

We are Midwood Science Research. Don’t call us the "Intel" class. We participate in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) events throughout the year. The Intel Science Talent Search is just one of many. Don’t call us the "Intel" class. We are much, much more than that. We are Midwood Science Research.

Updated Wednesday, June 11, 2014

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The World Science Festival needs you

Posted on Thursday, May 1, 2014 by for Everyone, Extra Credit.

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Watch the upcoming asteroid flyby live on NASA TV

Posted on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 by for Everyone.

NASA Television will provide commentary starting at 2:00 PM EST on Friday, February 15, during the close, but safe, flyby of a small near-Earth asteroid named 2012 DA14. At the time of its closest approach to Earth at approximately 2:25 PM EST, the asteroid will be about 27,600 km (17,150 miles) above Earth’s surface — closer than geostationary telecommunication satellites.

Trajectory of Asteroid 2012 DA14

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Weather Data

Posted on Thursday, November 1, 2012 by for Everyone.

When Hurricane Irene passed over Brooklyn in 2011 I used our weather station to collect data on the storm. The time-series for atmospheric pressure (in purple) and wind direction (in tan) looked the most interesting. I decided to repeat the experiment for Hurricane Sandy, but given how much worse this storm was I extended the data collection from 24 hours to 3 days.

The first thing to notice are the dramatic drops in atmospheric pressure. Storms are always associated with low pressure. The drop is sharper for Hurricane Irene because the eye of the storm essentially passed right over Midwood. The drop for Sandy is softer since the eye of the storm made landfall near Atlantic City, New Jersey, 125 miles to the south. This means that the minimum pressure in the eye of Sandy must have been lower, which is true. (In fact, it may have set a record for lowest pressure ever recorded on the east coast of the US.)

The second thing to notice are the changes in wind direction. Winds swirl around low pressure systems counterclockwise in the northern hemisphere. As Hurricane Irene approached from the South it gave us east winds in New York. As it passed overhead and headed north, the winds switched to west. Hurricane Sandy, on the other hand, mostly stayed to our south. This meant the winds shifted gradually from the southeast to the southwest. The coastlines of New York and New Jersey meet at roughly a 90° angle. Seawater pushed by a southeast wind gets trapped in the vertex of this angle — New York City. It was the sustained winds from the southeast that made Sandy’s storm surge so unusually large.

   
Irene Graph Sandy Graph
August 2011 — Hurricane Irene October 2012 — Hurricane Sandy

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Space Shuttle Enterprise to barnstorm New York City Friday morning

Posted on Thursday, April 26, 2012 by for Everyone.

Weather permitting, on 4/27/12 between 9:30 AM and 11:30 AM, NASA’s 747 Shuttle Carrier with Space Shuttle Enterprise mounted on top, will fly at low altitudes around the Statue of Liberty and the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum before landing at JFK Airport. It will also be accompanied by two T-38 aircraft serving as photo support.

Text and image source: Notify NYC

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Free access to Encyclopedia Britannica Online for one week

Posted on Thursday, March 15, 2012 by for Everyone.

Encyclopedia Britannica Logo

The Encyclopedia Britannica Online is free until next Wednesday. They are doing this to promote (if that is that the right word) the fact that they are ceasing publication of the print edition.

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Midwood Science Class of 2012

Posted on Thursday, October 27, 2011 by for Everyone.

Group Photo
Click on the image to magnify. Photo by Tommy (Pavaris) Ketavanan.

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Midwood Science Volunteers at Maker Faire 2011

Posted on Monday, September 19, 2011 by for Everyone.

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Did You Feel It?

Posted on Tuesday, August 23, 2011 by for Everyone.

Contribute to science. Tell the US Geological Survey what you experienced during today’s earthquake. Complete the Did You Feel It? survey.

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Welcome Back

Posted on Monday, September 13, 2010 by for Everyone.

Research Lab — where the physics is theoretical but the fun is real!

Sheldon holding board game.

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