Creating Holograms

With the holiday season upon us, many of us have our children sitting at home getting bored. Well, in my house, when the kids say they're bored, out comes the science experiments.

Over the years, I've managed to accumulate a variety of different experiments that you can do using common household items. I thought that it would be fun to get my children to help me share them with you, so you can share them with your children. To my surprise, the station owners of KLRNRadio were happy to support the idea and have given me their full backing. So here we go...

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The North Pole is in Antarctica…

There is a reason that no one has ever been able to find Santa's workshop. It's because everyone has been looking in the wrong place all this time. The North Pole is really in Antarctica. I have many good reasons for my conclusions, all of which I explained in a special episode of Conversations in Science.


I figured out where Santa's Workshop is located.
(First aired live on KLRNRadio, Saturday, December 23, 2016)

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Weapons of Star Trek and Star Wars: Some are Just Around the Corner

So the new episode of Conversations in Science has aired but I'm still waiting for the domain transfer to happen. Dilemma: What is a girl to do? Well, stuff it. For the sake of the radio show, I'm posting the related post anyway and I'll worry about possible broken links later.

So here it is:

With the upcoming release of Rogue One, the latest movie in the Star Wars franchise, I couldn't resist doing a show about the weapons in Star Wars. I had written a post about this before for Dan Koboldt's Science in Science Fiction series, but it's just not the same as hearing about it.


Weapons of Star Wars & Star Trek: Fact or Fiction
(First Aired on KLRNRadio, Monday, December 5, 2016)

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Earthquakes and Supermoons

Originally, I had planned an entirely different blog post for this week, something that had nothing to do with science, but sometimes life can change at the drop of a hat.

On November 14, 2016 at 12:02 am (New Zealand Time), an 7.5-magnitude earthquake struck 15 km north-east of Culverden. The coastal town of Kaikoura has been devastated, effectively cut off from any help, but they are not alone. The entire country felt this.

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