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Apollo 8: Christmas at the Moon

Christmas Eve, 1968. As one of the most turbulent, tragic years in American history drew to a close, millions around the world were watching and listening as the Apollo 8 astronauts – Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and Bill Anders – … Continue reading

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My first blog entry for my former church!

During the Move United gathering on Aug. 21, Beth noted something that I have often thought about the Old Testament. While reading the story of King David returning the Ark of the Covenant to Jerusalem (II Samuel 6:6-19), she said, … Continue reading

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Stars on the Flag: 60

For an explanation of this post and the origin of these designs, see the Introduction. We would have needed a flag of 60 stars if the Six Californias initiative had been successful and Puerto Rico became a state and The District of Columbia … Continue reading

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Stars on the Flag: 59

For an explanation of this post and the origin of these designs, see the Introduction. We would have needed a flag of 59 stars if the Six Californias initiative had been successful and Puerto Rico became a state and The District of … Continue reading

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Stars on the Flag: 58

For an explanation of this post and the origin of these designs, see the Introduction. We would have needed a flag of 58 stars if the Six Californias initiative had been successful and Puerto Rico became a state and The District of … Continue reading

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High Hopes For DUNE At Sanford Lab | SDPB Radio

150 scientists from 27 countries are meeting on the DUNE project at the School of Mines campus this week.   You can find more information on the events here. Previous to now, great scientists would have to leave South Dakota to … Continue reading

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Do you have a Question for the Presidential Candidates?

President Clinton, Trump, Sanders, Cruz, Kasich, or someone else will govern a nation in which scientific and engineering questions play an increasingly important in our present and future. This is not just for Sigma Xi members. Anyone can vote and … Continue reading

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Valve Oil and Bike Locks

Pro Tip: If your bike lock becomes jammed, and you don’t have any WD-40 at hand to free it, valve oil will work in a pinch!

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Gratitude (Dec. 2 – Dec. 8)

Physics Lunch Club at Ruby Tuesday Getting my bike to a shop that is better than where I have been taking it Putting snow tires on my bike in time to ride in the snow Sufficient bus service to get … Continue reading

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Gratitude, Part 34 (Apr. 5 – 11, 2014)

 1. Surprise breakfast from my wife (Apr. 7, 2014)   2. Helpful notice from my wife that I needed to cover my bike to protect it from incoming weather (Apr. 7, 2014)   3. Jerry’s Cakes & Donuts   4. … Continue reading

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