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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Notation and Beginners

You’re interested in learning a new mathematical topic. After reading some popular articles that speak in broad terms about the subject, you are energized to go on a deeper dive and learn the details. You open up a textbook, pencil in hand and ready to expand your horizons. You start going through the introductory chapter, motivated with the dream of working through the whole textbook. You make a little progress, but you find yourself pausing…

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