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Elisha Gray’s Telephone, A Sci Fi Story, Part 4

Mar 18, 2021

September 8th, 2025   He built it in time. No no no! This is bad. This is very very bad. His engineers must be brilliant! Furthermore, he won the patent! He filed it one hour before I did. I can still start a company, but I’d have to pay rights, and those aren’t cheap. I lose. I’ll go broke if I don’t, so I might as well start a company. I just hope copyright is less than my profit. Whoohhh—I feel like Elisha Gray, 149 years ago. He patented the telephone two hours after Alexander Graham Bell did. He’s always…

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What’s Up March 2021

Mar 4, 2021

Spring is fast approaching and the weather is improving, which makes it a good time to go outside and enjoy the night sky. Daylight Savings Time (DST) begins on March 14 when we move the clocks forward one hour. To help remember which way to turn the clocks the phrase “spring forward and fall backward” helps. Of course, most computers and phones do this automatically! The weekend that DST begins is also when the March new moon occurs. This moon is known as the Worm Moon because the earthworms come out at the end of winter. The new moon is…

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How to Do Dollar Store Science Day! Feb. 2021

Feb 9, 2021

Guess what today is? Hooray! It’s Dollar Store Science Day! You might be asking, exactly what is Dollar Store Science Day? Well, allow me to walk you through it. After escaping the motherbored, I mean motherboard, of online work or school, collect up your couch cushion change, grab a science partner (an adult, if you aren’t one), and trek over to your local dollar store. When you get inside, pause slightly to activate your finely honed sense of scientific observation. Next, peruse the aisles for anything that could aid you in an afternoon of cheap and easy scientific discovery!* First,…

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