NASA Sounding Rocket Experiment: Effects of Ionizing Radiation in Space on Commercial Off-The Shelf Technologies (COTS)

Artash Nath My experiment on “Effects of Ionizing Radiation in Space” has been selected for sub-orbital space flight on a sounding rocket during Rocket Week  (June 14-21, 2019) at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. The experiment was submitted as a part of the Cubes in Space competition. Cubes in Space is an idoodledu inc., a program in collaboration with NASA Goddard Space Flight Center’s Wallops Flight Facility, NASA Langley Research Center, and the Colorado Space…

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Star Colors: (B)lue is for Rigel, (R)ed is for Betelgeuse

To a casual observer, all stars may appear white. But they are not. Stars come in different colors: Red, Blue, Orange, Yellow, and White. They are differently colored because they have different surface temperatures. And objects at different temperatures emit different colors. Star Colors in Fahrenheit (not Kelvins) Hotter stars emit a shorter wavelength of light and appear blue or blue-white. While the cooler stars emit a longer wavelength of light and appear red. We…

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STEM Showcase 2019: Presentation and Demos to Students, Parents and School Groups

Demonstration of projects at STEM Showcase buy Artash and Arushi The STEM Showcase hosted by CCMA is a STEM fair to exhibit the talents of children across the region. It was held at the Ontario Science Centre on June 6 -7, 2019. Artash and Arushi were invited to the event as Speakers as well as to give demonstrations of some of their projects. Presentation on how to be STEM-inspired, make, learn and teach others Artash…

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5 Steps to Hack your Curiosity: Learn Anything, Learn Everything: 2019 Toronto Tech Summit

Arushi (9 years) and Artash (13 years) at 2019 Toronto Tech Summit On 24 May 2019, Genesys organized their annual Toronto Tech Summit at the Toronto Technology Summit at the MaRS Discovery District. The focus of the Summit was on Artificial Intelligence. Artash (13 years) and Arushi (9 years) were invited to give a talk based on their experiences in participating in over 27 hackathons on space, robotics, environment, and artificial intelligence. The event was…

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Merging Space Exploration with Arts @Science Rendezvous 2019, University of Toronto

Science Rendezvous is a Canada-wide annual festival that takes science out of the lab and onto the street. This year the Science Rendezvous was held on 11th May 2019. HotPopRobot was invited to participate in the event as a part of the Science-Art Gallery at the University of Toronto, St. George Campus. We were excited as this was our second year of participating in this event. Click here to read about our participation in the…

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Learnings from the 2019 Planetary Defense Conference, Poster Presentation and Simulation Exercise

Vikas Nath and Artash Nath The International Academy of Astronautics organized its 6th Planetary Defence Conference from April 29 to May 3rd, 2019 at the University of Maryland in the USA. The bi-annual conference brings together world experts to discuss the threat to Earth posed by asteroids and comets and actions that might be taken to deflect a threatening object. Artash (Grade 7 student) submitted a paper to the conference on Using Machine Learning to predict the Risk Index…

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Learnings from the 2019 Planetary Defense Conference, Poster Presentation and Simulation Exercise

Vikas Nath and Artash Nath The International Academy of Astronautics organised its 6th Planetary Defence Conference from April 29 to May 3rd, 2019 at the University of Maryland in the USA. The bi-annual conference brings together world experts to discuss the threat to Earth posed by asteroids and comets and actions that might be taken to deflect a threatening object. Artash (Grade 7 student) submitted a paper to the conference on Using Machine Learning to predict the Risk Index…

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Digifest 2019: Talk on NextGen Creative Growth + Exhibits

Digifest 2019 is a design and tech conference being held in Toronto from 25- 27 April 2019.  The theme this year is – Creative Growth on how we can use unique connections at the intersections of design and technology to grow as educators, entrepreneurs, and designers. On 27 April 2019 (Saturday) – the Digifest Family Day – the participation in the event is free and open to all, including kids and families. Artash and Arushi…

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Home Experiment: How does Quadruple Pendulum isolate LIGO from Seismic Vibrations while keeping it sensitive to measuring Gravitational Waves?

Artash with his homemade experiment on LIGO’s Quadruple Pendulum at the Toronto Science Fair 2019 On 28 November 2018, we attended a lecture given by Dr. Rainer Weiss (2017 Nobel Prize Winner for Physics) at the Ontario Science Centre, Toronto. The lecture was about his work with the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO). The beauty of Dr. Weiss’s lecture on discovering Gravitational Waves from colliding black holes and neutron stars using LIGO was in its simplicity and…

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Make a Robot Smile (MaRS) Bot using Artificial Intelligence at the Toronto Science Fair 2019

Arushi Nath, Grade 4 MaRS Bot and I are happy that we got a participation medal and a certificate!  The 2019 Toronto Science Fair was held on 6 April 2019 at the University of Toronto, Scarborough. Hundreds of school children were there to demonstrate their projects and experiments. There was a big crowd of students, parents,  teachers, and volunteers. My robot waiting for the action to begin at the Toronto Science Fair 2019 I enjoy…

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