science http://wvxu.org en Gulp: Adventures On The Alimentary Canal http://wvxu.org/post/gulp-adventures-alimentary-canal <p></p><p> Sun, 27 Apr 2014 12:00:10 +0000 Mark Perzel 25991 at http://wvxu.org Gulp: Adventures On The Alimentary Canal Total Eclipse of the Moon http://wvxu.org/post/total-eclipse-moon <p>In the early morning hours of April 15 the Earth, Moon and Sun will align, creating a total lunar eclipse visible from anywhere in the Tri-state. The moon will appear coppery red during the eclipse, which is why many refer to it as a “blood moon.” Dr. Wes Ryle, assistant professor of Math and Physics at <a href="https://www.thomasmore.edu/" target="_blank">Thomas More College</a>, and <a href="http://www.cincinnatiobservatory.org/deanspace.html" target="_blank">Cincinnati Observatory</a> Assistant Director and Outreach Astronomer Dean Regas discuss the lunar eclipse, and how you can best enjoy the astronomical show.</p><p>This Saturday evening Dr. Ryle will offer a presentation on how to prepare for the eclipse, followed by a telescope viewing at <a href="http://www.facebook.com/TheBankofKentuckyObservatory" target="_blank">The Bank of Kentucky Observatory at TMC.</a> April 14 from 10:00 PM to 4:00 AM you can camp-out on the <a href="http://www.thomasmore.edu/observatory/" target="_blank">Observatory </a>grounds to view the eclipse.</p><p>The <a href="http://www.cincinnatiobservatory.org/" target="_blank">Cincinnati Observatory</a> will hold a lunar eclipse viewing April 15 from 2:00 to 5:30 AM. All viewings at both observatories depend, of course, on the weather. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 10:30:05 +0000 Mark Perzel 25320 at http://wvxu.org Total Eclipse of the Moon The Secret Life of Sleep http://wvxu.org/post/secret-life-sleep <p><a href="http://www.thesecretlifeofsleep.com" target="_blank"><em>&nbsp;&nbsp;</em></a></p><p><a href="http://www.thesecretlifeofsleep.com" target="_blank"><em>The Secret Life of Sleep</em></a>, by Kat Duff, explores the mysteries of slumber. Duff taps into the enormous reservoir of human experiences, including literature, culture, and spiritual traditions from around the globe, to illuminate the complexities of a world where sleep has become a dwindling resource.</p><p></p> Sun, 30 Mar 2014 10:30:05 +0000 Mark Perzel 24826 at http://wvxu.org The Secret Life of Sleep How to Build a Hovercraft http://wvxu.org/post/how-build-hovercraft <p></p><p> Sun, 02 Mar 2014 13:00:05 +0000 Mark Perzel 23729 at http://wvxu.org How to Build a Hovercraft Miami student earns astronaut scholarship http://wvxu.org/post/miami-student-earns-astronaut-scholarship <p></p><p>A Miami University student is being rewarded for having his head in the clouds.</p><p>The <a href="http://astronautscholarship.org/" target="_blank">Astronaut Scholarship Foundation</a> is awarding Senior Dirk Auman&nbsp; a $10,000 scholarship. He's one of just 28 students nationwide to receive the honor. You have to be nominated by a professor and meet a host of criteria to qualify.</p><p>Auman is double-majoring in biochemistry and engineering physics with a minor in computer science.</p> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 20:06:51 +0000 Tana Weingartner 15075 at http://wvxu.org Miami student earns astronaut scholarship