PacSci-Doku | Pacific Science Center https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org Mon, 22 Oct 2018 01:08:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/wp-content/uploads/cropped-pacsci-logo-cropped-520x520-32x32.jpg PacSci-Doku | Pacific Science Center https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org 32 32 PacSci-Doku: “Alien Life” https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/pacsci-doku/alien-life/ Mon, 24 Sep 2018 12:11:31 +0000 https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/?p=27133 PacSci-Doku: "Alien Life"

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PacSci-Doku: "Alien Life"

By Dennis Schatz - Senior Advisor

Do you Sudoku? It's one of the hottest number games around! Well, here's a twist we think you'll love. We call it PacSci-Doku. Can you guess why? Here's how it works. Instead of filling in the blanks with numbers, we use letters. Hidden in one of the columns or rows is the answer to a science question. You'll find information about the answer on the answer tab below.

The question in this edition is:

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What object in the solar system may have an ocean full of life?

To find the answer, complete this PacSci-Doku using the following nine letters:

A  U  E  e  S  L  D  N  C

PacSci-Doku: "Alien Life"

Puzzle Difficulty: Hard

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PacSci-Doku: "Alien Life" Answer

The question in this edition is:

What object in the solar system may have an ocean full of life?

The answer: Enceladus

For 13 years, the Cassini spacecraft orbited Saturn before ending its mission in a suicidal dive into the Saturn atmosphere in the fall of 2017. One of the most intriguing events in its long life was to fly through the tenuous geyser plumes on the surface of the Saturn's moon Enceladus. New analysis of the gases in the plumes reveals larger and more complex organic compounds than ever found in the solar system. While these compounds are not alive, they are the building blocks that could go into the formation of life.

The geyser plumes come out of cracks in the icy surface of the moon, which covers a massive ocean below. This abundance of organic compounds is why scientists put Enceladus near the top of the list of places to visit to explore for alien life. Read more about how this moon of Saturn may be the home to life elsewhere in the solar system.

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PacSci-Doku: "Alien Life"

By Dennis Schatz - Senior Advisor Do you Sudoku? It's one of the hottest number games around! Well, here's a twist we think you'll love. We call it PacSci-Doku. Can you guess why? Here's how it works. Instead of filling in the blanks with numbers, we use letters. Hidden in one of the columns or rows is the answer to a science question. You'll find information about the answer on the answer tab below. The question in this edition is: [/et_pb_text][et_pb_text admin_label="Text Module - The Puzzle" _builder_version="3.15"] What object in the solar system may have an ocean full of life? To find the answer, complete this PacSci-Doku using the following nine letters: A  U  E  e  S  L  D  N  C PacSci-Doku: "Alien Life" Puzzle Difficulty: Hard [/et_pb_text][et_pb_toggle admin_label="Toggle - The Answer" title="The Answer" _builder_version="3.15"] PacSci-Doku: "Alien Life" Answer The question in this edition is: What object in the solar system may have an ocean full of life? The answer: Enceladus For 13 years, the Cassini spacecraft orbited Saturn before ending its mission in a suicidal dive into the Saturn atmosphere in the fall of 2017. One of the most intriguing events in its long life was to fly through the tenuous geyser plumes on the surface of the Saturn's moon Enceladus. New analysis of the gases in the plumes reveals larger and more complex organic compounds than ever found in the solar system. While these compounds are not alive, they are the building blocks that could go into the formation of life. The geyser plumes come out of cracks in the icy surface of the moon, which covers a massive ocean below. This abundance of organic compounds is why scientists put Enceladus near the top of the list of places to visit to explore for alien life. Read more about how this moon of Saturn may be the home to life elsewhere in the solar system. [/et_pb_toggle][et_pb_code admin_label="Mobile Only Spacer - Code" disabled="off" disabled_on="|on|on"]<p>&nbsp;</p>[/et_pb_code][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]

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PacSci-Doku: “Green Building Blocks” https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/pacsci-doku/green-building-blocks/ Sun, 02 Sep 2018 12:21:14 +0000 https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/?p=26715 PacSci-Doku: "Green Building Blocks"

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PacSci-Doku: "Green Building Blocks"

By Dennis Schatz - Senior Advisor

Do you Sudoku? It's one of the hottest number games around! Well, here's a twist we think you'll love. We call it PacSci-Doku. Can you guess why? Here's how it works. Instead of filling in the blanks with numbers, we use letters. Hidden in one of the columns or rows is the answer to a science question. You'll find information about the answer on the answer tab below.

The question in this edition is:

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What should be made from renewable or recycled material by 2030?

To find the answer, complete this PacSci-Doku using the following nine letters:

I  E  O  K  L  C  G  R  B

PacSci-Doku: "Green Building Blocks"

Puzzle Difficulty: Medium

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PacSci-Doku: "Green Building Blocks" Answer

The question in this edition is:

What should be made from renewable or recycled material by 2030?

The answer: Lego Brick

Each day, Lego produces 100 million Lego bricks, trees, dolls and other parts to go in Lego kits. Some of the non-brick components are now being made from sugar-cane husks, but all bricks are currently made from a petroleum-based plastic, called ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene). It has just the right elasticity, so the parts click together well, but can be easily separated. They are not easily broken, even when stepped on. Lego's goal is to find a combination of plant-based and/or recycled material to replace the current ABS by 2030. They have already tried 200 options as a replacement, but nothing yet meets the demanding requirements. Read more about Lego's effort to produce "green" building blocks.

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PacSci-Doku: "Green Building Blocks"

By Dennis Schatz - Senior Advisor Do you Sudoku? It's one of the hottest number games around! Well, here's a twist we think you'll love. We call it PacSci-Doku. Can you guess why? Here's how it works. Instead of filling in the blanks with numbers, we use letters. Hidden in one of the columns or rows is the answer to a science question. You'll find information about the answer on the answer tab below. The question in this edition is: [/et_pb_text][et_pb_text admin_label="Text Module - The Puzzle" _builder_version="3.13.1"] What should be made from renewable or recycled material by 2030? To find the answer, complete this PacSci-Doku using the following nine letters: I  E  O  K  L  C  G  R  B PacSci-Doku: "Green Building Blocks" Puzzle Difficulty: Medium [/et_pb_text][et_pb_toggle admin_label="Toggle - The Answer" title="The Answer" _builder_version="3.13.1"] PacSci-Doku: "Green Building Blocks" Answer The question in this edition is: What should be made from renewable or recycled material by 2030? The answer: Lego Brick Each day, Lego produces 100 million Lego bricks, trees, dolls and other parts to go in Lego kits. Some of the non-brick components are now being made from sugar-cane husks, but all bricks are currently made from a petroleum-based plastic, called ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene). It has just the right elasticity, so the parts click together well, but can be easily separated. They are not easily broken, even when stepped on. Lego's goal is to find a combination of plant-based and/or recycled material to replace the current ABS by 2030. They have already tried 200 options as a replacement, but nothing yet meets the demanding requirements. Read more about Lego's effort to produce "green" building blocks. [/et_pb_toggle][et_pb_code admin_label="Mobile Only Spacer - Code" disabled="off" disabled_on="|on|on"]<p>&nbsp;</p>[/et_pb_code][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]

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PacSci-Doku: “Mondo Battery” https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/pacsci-doku/mondo-battery/ Wed, 08 Aug 2018 16:51:15 +0000 https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/?p=26266 PacSci-Doku: "Mondo Battery"

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PacSci-Doku: "Mondo Battery"

By Dennis Schatz - Senior Advisor

Do you Sudoku? It's one of the hottest number games around! Well, here's a twist we think you'll love. We call it PacSci-Doku. Can you guess why? Here's how it works. Instead of filling in the blanks with numbers, we use letters. Hidden in one of the columns or rows is the answer to a science question. You'll find information about the answer on the answer tab below.

The question in this edition is:

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What may become the world’s largest battery?

To find the answer, complete this PacSci-Doku using the following nine letters:

O  o  E  A  R  V  D  H  M

[caption id="attachment_26268" align="alignnone" width="450"]PacSci-Doku: "Mondo Battery" The Puzzle[/caption]

Puzzle Difficulty: Easy

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PacSci-Doku: "Mondo Battery" Answer

The question in this edition is:

What may become the world’s largest battery?

The answer: Hoover Dam

When most people think of a battery, what comes to mind is the battery in your TV remote, cell phone or car. But a battery is any device that stores energy for later use. This is what the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power proposes to do with Hoover Dam. The plan is to build a pumping station below the dam that is powered by excess electricity generated by wind and solar power sources when electricity demand is low and wind/solar generation is high. The electricity would power pumps to return water to the Lake Meade behind the dam that would later generate electricity as the water again falls through the generators connected to the dam. Read more about this innovative idea for generating more "clean" electricity.

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PacSci-Doku: "Mondo Battery"

By Dennis Schatz - Senior Advisor Do you Sudoku? It's one of the hottest number games around! Well, here's a twist we think you'll love. We call it PacSci-Doku. Can you guess why? Here's how it works. Instead of filling in the blanks with numbers, we use letters. Hidden in one of the columns or rows is the answer to a science question. You'll find information about the answer on the answer tab below. The question in this edition is: [/et_pb_text][et_pb_text admin_label="Text Module - The Puzzle" _builder_version="3.11.1"] What may become the world’s largest battery? To find the answer, complete this PacSci-Doku using the following nine letters: O  o  E  A  R  V  D  H  M [caption id="attachment_26268" align="alignnone" width="450"]PacSci-Doku: "Mondo Battery" The Puzzle[/caption] Puzzle Difficulty: Easy [/et_pb_text][et_pb_toggle admin_label="Toggle - The Answer" title="The Answer" _builder_version="3.11.1"] PacSci-Doku: "Mondo Battery" Answer The question in this edition is: What may become the world’s largest battery? The answer: Hoover Dam When most people think of a battery, what comes to mind is the battery in your TV remote, cell phone or car. But a battery is any device that stores energy for later use. This is what the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power proposes to do with Hoover Dam. The plan is to build a pumping station below the dam that is powered by excess electricity generated by wind and solar power sources when electricity demand is low and wind/solar generation is high. The electricity would power pumps to return water to the Lake Meade behind the dam that would later generate electricity as the water again falls through the generators connected to the dam. Read more about this innovative idea for generating more "clean" electricity. [/et_pb_toggle][et_pb_code admin_label="Mobile Only Spacer - Code" disabled="off" disabled_on="|on|on"]<p>&nbsp;</p>[/et_pb_code][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]

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PacSci-Doku: “Pluto Puzzle” https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/pacsci-doku/pluto-puzzle/ Wed, 27 Jun 2018 14:23:04 +0000 https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/?p=25393 PacSci-Doku: "Pluto Puzzle"

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PacSci-Doku: "Pluto Puzzle"

By Dennis Schatz - Senior Advisor

Do you Sudoku? It's one of the hottest number games around! Well, here's a twist we think you'll love. We call it PacSci-Doku. Can you guess why? Here's how it works. Instead of filling in the blanks with numbers, we use letters. Hidden in one of the columns or rows is the answer to a science question. You'll find information about the answer on the answer tab below.

The question in this edition is:

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What unexpected feature was recently identified on Pluto?

To find the answer, complete this PacSci-Doku using the following nine letters:

u  A  e  S  s  D  d  N  n

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Puzzle Difficulty: Hard

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[caption id="attachment_25395" align="alignright" width="300"]PacSci-Doku: "Pluto Puzzle" Answer The Solution[/caption]

The question in this edition is:

What unexpected feature was recently identified on Pluto?

The answer: Sand Dunes

Sand dunes usually generate images of the Sahara Desert, the dunes along the Oregon and California coasts, or the deserts of the southwest. Recent analyses of images of Pluto show something very similar, but made of methane frozen out of the atmosphere consisting of methane, nitrogen and carbon monoxide. The grains of methane sand are probably around 1/100th of an inch, so would easily flow through your hands if you could stand the cold. Production of dunes requires not only the sand, but wind. This is not something scientists expected since the gravity of Pluto is 1/16th that of the Earth, and the thickness of its atmosphere is 1/100,000th that of the Earth. However, recent computer modeling of Pluto's atmosphere shows it could have winds of around 20 miles per hour - strong enough to produce dunes of methane ice. Read more about the methane dunes on Pluto.

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PacSci-Doku: "Pluto Puzzle"

By Dennis Schatz - Senior Advisor Do you Sudoku? It's one of the hottest number games around! Well, here's a twist we think you'll love. We call it PacSci-Doku. Can you guess why? Here's how it works. Instead of filling in the blanks with numbers, we use letters. Hidden in one of the columns or rows is the answer to a science question. You'll find information about the answer on the answer tab below. The question in this edition is: [/et_pb_text][et_pb_text admin_label="Text Module - The Puzzle" _builder_version="3.8"] What unexpected feature was recently identified on Pluto? To find the answer, complete this PacSci-Doku using the following nine letters: u  A  e  S  s  D  d  N  n [caption id="attachment_25396" align="alignnone" width="450"]PacSci-Doku: "Pluto Puzzle" The Puzzle[/caption] Puzzle Difficulty: Hard [/et_pb_text][et_pb_toggle admin_label="Toggle - The Answer" title="The Answer" _builder_version="3.8"] [caption id="attachment_25395" align="alignright" width="300"]PacSci-Doku: "Pluto Puzzle" Answer The Solution[/caption] The question in this edition is: What unexpected feature was recently identified on Pluto? The answer: Sand Dunes Sand dunes usually generate images of the Sahara Desert, the dunes along the Oregon and California coasts, or the deserts of the southwest. Recent analyses of images of Pluto show something very similar, but made of methane frozen out of the atmosphere consisting of methane, nitrogen and carbon monoxide. The grains of methane sand are probably around 1/100th of an inch, so would easily flow through your hands if you could stand the cold. Production of dunes requires not only the sand, but wind. This is not something scientists expected since the gravity of Pluto is 1/16th that of the Earth, and the thickness of its atmosphere is 1/100,000th that of the Earth. However, recent computer modeling of Pluto's atmosphere shows it could have winds of around 20 miles per hour - strong enough to produce dunes of methane ice. Read more about the methane dunes on Pluto. [/et_pb_toggle][et_pb_code admin_label="Mobile Only Spacer - Code" disabled="off" disabled_on="|on|on"]<p>&nbsp;</p>[/et_pb_code][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]

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PacSci-Doku: “Mondo Predator” https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/pacsci-doku/mondo-predator/ Tue, 29 May 2018 17:36:52 +0000 https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/?p=24807 PacSci-Doku: "Mondo Predator"

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PacSci-Doku: "Mondo Predator"

By Dennis Schatz - Senior Advisor

Do you Sudoku? It's one of the hottest number games around! Well, here's a twist we think you'll love. We call it PacSci-Doku. Can you guess why? Here's how it works. Instead of filling in the blanks with numbers, we use letters. Hidden in one of the columns or rows is the answer to a science question. You'll find information about the answer on the answer tab below.

The question in this edition is:

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What is gobbling up the common earthworm?

To find the answer, complete this PacSci-Doku using the following nine letters:

O  A  I  M  T  G  R  N  W

[caption id="attachment_24804" align="alignnone" width="450"]PacSci-Doku: "Mondo Predator" The Puzzle[/caption]

Puzzle Difficulty: Medium

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PacSci-Doku: "Mondo Predator" Answer

The question in this edition is:

What is gobbling up the common earthworm?

The answer: Giant Worm

Native to Asia, the "giant" foot-long "Hammerhead" flatworm does not belong in Europe. It eats its prey by excreting tetrodotoxin, which paralyzes its prey. Hammerhead flatworms are now found in Europe, but the assumption is they will spread elsewhere as global trade brings many types of accidental visitors from elsewhere in the world. It is still not clear what this Asian invader will do to the local ecosystem, which depends on the earthworms for help in developing a healthy soil ecosystem. Check out what the Hammerhead flatworm looks like and read more about this invasive species.

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PacSci-Doku: "Mondo Predator"

By Dennis Schatz - Senior Advisor Do you Sudoku? It's one of the hottest number games around! Well, here's a twist we think you'll love. We call it PacSci-Doku. Can you guess why? Here's how it works. Instead of filling in the blanks with numbers, we use letters. Hidden in one of the columns or rows is the answer to a science question. You'll find information about the answer on the answer tab below. The question in this edition is: [/et_pb_text][et_pb_text admin_label="Text Module - The Puzzle" _builder_version="3.4.1"] What is gobbling up the common earthworm? To find the answer, complete this PacSci-Doku using the following nine letters: O  A  I  M  T  G  R  N  W [caption id="attachment_24804" align="alignnone" width="450"]PacSci-Doku: "Mondo Predator" The Puzzle[/caption] Puzzle Difficulty: Medium [/et_pb_text][et_pb_toggle admin_label="Toggle - The Answer" title="The Answer" _builder_version="3.4.1"] PacSci-Doku: "Mondo Predator" Answer The question in this edition is: What is gobbling up the common earthworm? The answer: Giant Worm Native to Asia, the "giant" foot-long "Hammerhead" flatworm does not belong in Europe. It eats its prey by excreting tetrodotoxin, which paralyzes its prey. Hammerhead flatworms are now found in Europe, but the assumption is they will spread elsewhere as global trade brings many types of accidental visitors from elsewhere in the world. It is still not clear what this Asian invader will do to the local ecosystem, which depends on the earthworms for help in developing a healthy soil ecosystem. Check out what the Hammerhead flatworm looks like and read more about this invasive species. [/et_pb_toggle][et_pb_code admin_label="Mobile Only Spacer - Code" disabled="off" disabled_on="|on|on"]<p>&nbsp;</p>[/et_pb_code][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]

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PacSci-Doku: “Mental Image” https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/pacsci-doku/mental-image/ Mon, 30 Apr 2018 13:35:05 +0000 https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/?p=24166 PacSci-Doku: "Mental Image" - The Puzzle

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PacSci-Doku: "Mental Image"

By Dennis Schatz - Senior Advisor

Do you Sudoku? It's one of the hottest number games around! Well, here's a twist we think you'll love. We call it PacSci-Doku. Can you guess why? Here's how it works. Instead of filling in the blanks with numbers, we use letters. Hidden in one of the columns or rows is the answer to a science question. You'll find information about the answer on the answer tab below.

The question in this edition is:

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What more children are now drawing as females?

To find the answer, complete this PacSci-Doku using the following nine letters:

I  i  E  T  t  s  S  N  C

[caption id="attachment_24171" align="alignnone" width="450"]PacSci-Doku: "Mental Image" - The Puzzle The Puzzle[/caption]

Puzzle Difficulty: Easy

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[caption id="attachment_24170" align="alignright" width="300"]PacSci-Doku: "Mental Image" - The Solution The Solution[/caption]

The question in this edition is:

What more children are now drawing as females?

The answer: Scientist

In the late 1960s and 1970s, less than 1% of children asked to draw a scientist portrayed the scientist as a female. In the last five years, this has increased to 30%. The new study included the drawings of 21,000 students in grades from kindergarten through high school. Scientists are delighted that this gender stereotype bias has improved, although there is still disparity in many fields, such as physics and astronomy, where women make up only a small percentage of the workforce. Read more about this study and learn more about what has happening to the scientific workforce over the years.

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PacSci-Doku: "Mental Image"

By Dennis Schatz - Senior Advisor Do you Sudoku? It's one of the hottest number games around! Well, here's a twist we think you'll love. We call it PacSci-Doku. Can you guess why? Here's how it works. Instead of filling in the blanks with numbers, we use letters. Hidden in one of the columns or rows is the answer to a science question. You'll find information about the answer on the answer tab below. The question in this edition is: [/et_pb_text][et_pb_text admin_label="Text Module - The Puzzle" _builder_version="3.2"] What more children are now drawing as females? To find the answer, complete this PacSci-Doku using the following nine letters: I  i  E  T  t  s  S  N  C [caption id="attachment_24171" align="alignnone" width="450"]PacSci-Doku: "Mental Image" - The Puzzle The Puzzle[/caption] Puzzle Difficulty: Easy [/et_pb_text][et_pb_toggle admin_label="Toggle - The Answer" title="The Answer" _builder_version="3.2"] [caption id="attachment_24170" align="alignright" width="300"]PacSci-Doku: "Mental Image" - The Solution The Solution[/caption] The question in this edition is: What more children are now drawing as females? The answer: Scientist In the late 1960s and 1970s, less than 1% of children asked to draw a scientist portrayed the scientist as a female. In the last five years, this has increased to 30%. The new study included the drawings of 21,000 students in grades from kindergarten through high school. Scientists are delighted that this gender stereotype bias has improved, although there is still disparity in many fields, such as physics and astronomy, where women make up only a small percentage of the workforce. Read more about this study and learn more about what has happening to the scientific workforce over the years. [/et_pb_toggle][et_pb_code admin_label="Mobile Only Spacer - Code" disabled="off" disabled_on="|on|on"]<p>&nbsp;</p>[/et_pb_code][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]

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PacSci-Doku: “Mouse Dracula” https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/pacsci-doku/mouse-dracula/ Sun, 01 Apr 2018 00:49:28 +0000 https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/?p=23640 PacSci-Doku: "Mouse Dracula"

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PacSci-Doku: "Mouse Dracula"

By Dennis Schatz - Senior Advisor

Do you Sudoku? It's one of the hottest number games around! Well, here's a twist we think you'll love. We call it PacSci-Doku. Can you guess why? Here's how it works. Instead of filling in the blanks with numbers, we use letters. Hidden in one of the columns or rows is the answer to a science question. You'll find information about the answer on the answer tab below.

The question in this edition is:

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What animal are mice attacking to drink its blood?

To find the answer, complete this PacSci-Doku using the following nine letters:

O  A  a  S  s  B  L  R  T

[caption id="attachment_23637" align="alignnone" width="450"]PacSci-Doku: "Mouse Dracula" The Puzzle[/caption]

Puzzle Difficulty: Hard

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[caption id="attachment_23636" align="alignright" width="300"]PacSci-Doku: "Mouse Dracula" The Solution[/caption]

The question in this edition is:

What animal are mice attacking to drink its blood?

The answer: Albatross

Midway Atoll in the Pacific Ocean is the location of the bloody deed. Mice, an invasive species, which lived peacefully with its victim for the past 75 years, are now attacking the albatrosses that nest on the atoll. Scientists think the most likely reason for these gruesome attacks is the recent drought on the atoll. The birds' blood provides a source of liquid for the thirsty mice. See the results of these attacks and learn more about how scientists discovered the cause.

 

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PacSci-Doku: "Mouse Dracula"

By Dennis Schatz - Senior Advisor Do you Sudoku? It's one of the hottest number games around! Well, here's a twist we think you'll love. We call it PacSci-Doku. Can you guess why? Here's how it works. Instead of filling in the blanks with numbers, we use letters. Hidden in one of the columns or rows is the answer to a science question. You'll find information about the answer on the answer tab below. The question in this edition is: [/et_pb_text][et_pb_text admin_label="Text Module - The Puzzle" background_layout="light" _builder_version="3.0.106"] What animal are mice attacking to drink its blood? To find the answer, complete this PacSci-Doku using the following nine letters: O  A  a  S  s  B  L  R  T [caption id="attachment_23637" align="alignnone" width="450"]PacSci-Doku: "Mouse Dracula" The Puzzle[/caption] Puzzle Difficulty: Hard [/et_pb_text][et_pb_toggle admin_label="Toggle - The Answer" title="The Answer" open="off" _builder_version="3.0.106"] [caption id="attachment_23636" align="alignright" width="300"]PacSci-Doku: "Mouse Dracula" The Solution[/caption] The question in this edition is: What animal are mice attacking to drink its blood? The answer: Albatross Midway Atoll in the Pacific Ocean is the location of the bloody deed. Mice, an invasive species, which lived peacefully with its victim for the past 75 years, are now attacking the albatrosses that nest on the atoll. Scientists think the most likely reason for these gruesome attacks is the recent drought on the atoll. The birds' blood provides a source of liquid for the thirsty mice. See the results of these attacks and learn more about how scientists discovered the cause.   [/et_pb_toggle][et_pb_code admin_label="Mobile Only Spacer - Code" disabled="off" disabled_on="|on|on"]<p>&nbsp;</p>[/et_pb_code][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]

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PacSci-Doku: “Space First” https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/pacsci-doku/space-first/ Wed, 28 Feb 2018 01:33:06 +0000 https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/?p=23022 PacSci-Doku: "Space First"

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PacSci-Doku: "Space First"

By Dennis Schatz - Senior Advisor

Do you Sudoku? It's one of the hottest number games around! Well, here's a twist we think you'll love. We call it PacSci-Doku. Can you guess why? Here's how it works. Instead of filling in the blanks with numbers, we use letters. Hidden in one of the columns or rows is the answer to a science question. You'll find information about the answer on the answer tab below.

The question in this edition is:

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What is red all over and now in space?

To find the answer, complete this PacSci-Doku using the following nine letters:

E  e  A  T  _  R  L  S  D

[caption id="attachment_23019" align="alignnone" width="450"]PacSci-Doku: "Space First" The Puzzle[/caption]

Puzzle Difficulty: Medium

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[caption id="attachment_23018" align="alignright" width="300"]PacSci-Doku: "Space First" The Answer The Answer[/caption]

The question in this edition is:

What is red all over and now in space?

The answer: Red Tesla

The launch of SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket early in February of this year was the largest privately funded rocket launched to date. It is capable of carrying a fully loaded 737 into space, including its passengers and fuel. No people were on the first launch, but Elon Musk, owner of SpaceX and Tesla Motors, sent his personal red Tesla sports car, along with a manikin space explorer as a driver.

But how long will a roadster designed for Earth's highways last in space? One might think it will last forever without having to dodge other vehicles or operate the electric engine. But space has hazards that we on the Earth's surface do not need to deal with, because of the protective magnetic field and atmosphere surrounding the Earth. The Tesla will constantly be bombarded by micrometeorites that usually "burn up" when entering our atmosphere. These collisions will ultimately leave the car chipped and cratered over time. The harsh solar radiation and solar wind, and interstellar cosmic rays that mainly don't reach the surface of the Earth will slowly disintegrate the car except for some of the most durable metal parts, such as the aluminum frame. Read more about what is likely to happen to the red roadster in space.

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PacSci-Doku: "Space First"

By Dennis Schatz - Senior Advisor Do you Sudoku? It's one of the hottest number games around! Well, here's a twist we think you'll love. We call it PacSci-Doku. Can you guess why? Here's how it works. Instead of filling in the blanks with numbers, we use letters. Hidden in one of the columns or rows is the answer to a science question. You'll find information about the answer on the answer tab below. The question in this edition is: [/et_pb_text][et_pb_text admin_label="Text Module - The Puzzle" background_layout="light" _builder_version="3.0.105"] What is red all over and now in space? To find the answer, complete this PacSci-Doku using the following nine letters: E  e  A  T  _  R  L  S  D [caption id="attachment_23019" align="alignnone" width="450"]PacSci-Doku: "Space First" The Puzzle[/caption] Puzzle Difficulty: Medium [/et_pb_text][et_pb_toggle admin_label="Toggle - The Answer" title="The Answer" open="off" _builder_version="3.0.105"] [caption id="attachment_23018" align="alignright" width="300"]PacSci-Doku: "Space First" The Answer The Answer[/caption] The question in this edition is: What is red all over and now in space? The answer: Red Tesla The launch of SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket early in February of this year was the largest privately funded rocket launched to date. It is capable of carrying a fully loaded 737 into space, including its passengers and fuel. No people were on the first launch, but Elon Musk, owner of SpaceX and Tesla Motors, sent his personal red Tesla sports car, along with a manikin space explorer as a driver. But how long will a roadster designed for Earth's highways last in space? One might think it will last forever without having to dodge other vehicles or operate the electric engine. But space has hazards that we on the Earth's surface do not need to deal with, because of the protective magnetic field and atmosphere surrounding the Earth. The Tesla will constantly be bombarded by micrometeorites that usually "burn up" when entering our atmosphere. These collisions will ultimately leave the car chipped and cratered over time. The harsh solar radiation and solar wind, and interstellar cosmic rays that mainly don't reach the surface of the Earth will slowly disintegrate the car except for some of the most durable metal parts, such as the aluminum frame. Read more about what is likely to happen to the red roadster in space. . [/et_pb_toggle][et_pb_code admin_label="Mobile Only Spacer - Code" disabled="off" disabled_on="|on|on"]<p>&nbsp;</p>[/et_pb_code][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]

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PacSci-Doku: “First Life On Earth” https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/pacsci-doku/first-life-on-earth/ Mon, 29 Jan 2018 14:15:19 +0000 https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/?p=22307 PacSci-Doku: "First Life On Earth"

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PacSci-Doku: "First Life On Earth"

By Dennis Schatz - Senior Advisor

Do you Sudoku? It's one of the hottest number games around! Well, here's a twist we think you'll love. We call it PacSci-Doku. Can you guess why? Here's how it works. Instead of filling in the blanks with numbers, we use letters. Hidden in one of the columns or rows is the answer to a science question. You'll find information about the answer on the answer tab below.

The question in this edition is:

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What discovery may show that life existed earlier on Earth than we thought?

To find the answer, complete this PacSci-Doku using the following nine letters:

E  e  A  T  X  P  H  C  R

[caption id="attachment_22306" align="alignnone" width="450"]PacSci-Doku: "First Life On Earth" The Puzzle[/caption]

Puzzle Difficulty: Easy

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[caption id="attachment_22305" align="alignright" width="300"]PacSci-Doku: "First Life On Earth" Answer The Answer[/caption]

The question in this edition is:

What discovery may show that life existed earlier on Earth than we thought?

The answer: Apex Chert

Northwest Australia contains the oldest rocks known on Earth. Among these rocks is the Apex Chert. This rock deposit contains microscopic tubes that some scientists think are evidence of life existing on Earth 3.5 billion years ago. Other recent discoveries point to the possibility that life existed on Earth even earlier - up to 4.3 billion years ago. Given that the Earth only cooled 4.4 billion years ago to the point that rocks could solidify, this means life developed on Earth much earlier than previously thought. Read more about these possible discoveries of ancient life.

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PacSci-Doku: "First Life On Earth"

By Dennis Schatz - Senior Advisor Do you Sudoku? It's one of the hottest number games around! Well, here's a twist we think you'll love. We call it PacSci-Doku. Can you guess why? Here's how it works. Instead of filling in the blanks with numbers, we use letters. Hidden in one of the columns or rows is the answer to a science question. You'll find information about the answer on the answer tab below. The question in this edition is: [/et_pb_text][et_pb_text admin_label="Text Module - The Puzzle" background_layout="light" _builder_version="3.0.98"] What discovery may show that life existed earlier on Earth than we thought? To find the answer, complete this PacSci-Doku using the following nine letters: E  e  A  T  X  P  H  C  R [caption id="attachment_22306" align="alignnone" width="450"]PacSci-Doku: "First Life On Earth" The Puzzle[/caption] Puzzle Difficulty: Easy [/et_pb_text][et_pb_toggle admin_label="Toggle - The Answer" title="The Answer" open="off" _builder_version="3.0.98"] [caption id="attachment_22305" align="alignright" width="300"]PacSci-Doku: "First Life On Earth" Answer The Answer[/caption] The question in this edition is: What discovery may show that life existed earlier on Earth than we thought? The answer: Apex Chert Northwest Australia contains the oldest rocks known on Earth. Among these rocks is the Apex Chert. This rock deposit contains microscopic tubes that some scientists think are evidence of life existing on Earth 3.5 billion years ago. Other recent discoveries point to the possibility that life existed on Earth even earlier - up to 4.3 billion years ago. Given that the Earth only cooled 4.4 billion years ago to the point that rocks could solidify, this means life developed on Earth much earlier than previously thought. Read more about these possible discoveries of ancient life. [/et_pb_toggle][et_pb_code admin_label="Mobile Only Spacer - Code" disabled="off" disabled_on="|on|on"]<p>&nbsp;</p>[/et_pb_code][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]

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PacSci-Docku: “Skin Condition” https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/pacsci-doku/skin-condition/ Wed, 20 Dec 2017 01:14:39 +0000 https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/?p=21377 PacSci-Doku: "Skin Condition"

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PacSci-Doku: "Skin Condition"

By Dennis Schatz - Senior Advisor

Do you Sudoku? It's one of the hottest number games around! Well, here's a twist we think you'll love. We call it PacSci-Doku. Can you guess why? Here's how it works. Instead of filling in the blanks with numbers, we use letters. Hidden in one of the columns or rows is the answer to a science question. You'll find information about the answer on the answer tab below.

The question in this edition is:

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What appears to be the goal of bowhead whales when they rub against underwater rocks?

To find the answer, complete this PacSci-Doku using the following nine letters:

O  I  E  e  A  X  T  F  L

[caption id="attachment_21374" align="alignnone" width="450"]PacSci-Doku: "Skin Condition" The Puzzle[/caption]

Puzzle Difficulty: Hard

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The question in this edition is:

What appears to be the goal of bowhead whales when they rub against underwater rocks?

The answer: Exfoliate

In 2014, scientist Sarah Fortune observed bowhead whales rubbing up against underwater boulders. This was dislodging the radio tags she placed on the whales. In addition, large pieces of skin were coming off as the whales rubbed against the rocks. Further studies showed the whales used the rocks to exfoliate their skin, just as humans use pumice stones to eliminate dead skin on our feet. Watch bowhead whales as they rub against rocks to rid themselves of dead and molting skin.

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PacSci-Doku: "Skin Condition"

By Dennis Schatz - Senior Advisor Do you Sudoku? It's one of the hottest number games around! Well, here's a twist we think you'll love. We call it PacSci-Doku. Can you guess why? Here's how it works. Instead of filling in the blanks with numbers, we use letters. Hidden in one of the columns or rows is the answer to a science question. You'll find information about the answer on the answer tab below. The question in this edition is: [/et_pb_text][et_pb_text admin_label="Text Module - The Puzzle" background_layout="light" _builder_version="3.0.92"] What appears to be the goal of bowhead whales when they rub against underwater rocks? To find the answer, complete this PacSci-Doku using the following nine letters: O  I  E  e  A  X  T  F  L [caption id="attachment_21374" align="alignnone" width="450"]PacSci-Doku: "Skin Condition" The Puzzle[/caption] Puzzle Difficulty: Hard [/et_pb_text][et_pb_toggle admin_label="Toggle - The Answer" title="The Answer" open="off" _builder_version="3.0.92"] [caption id="attachment_21373" align="alignright" width="300"]PacSci-Doku: "Skin Condition" Answer The Answer[/caption] The question in this edition is: What appears to be the goal of bowhead whales when they rub against underwater rocks? The answer: Exfoliate In 2014, scientist Sarah Fortune observed bowhead whales rubbing up against underwater boulders. This was dislodging the radio tags she placed on the whales. In addition, large pieces of skin were coming off as the whales rubbed against the rocks. Further studies showed the whales used the rocks to exfoliate their skin, just as humans use pumice stones to eliminate dead skin on our feet. Watch bowhead whales as they rub against rocks to rid themselves of dead and molting skin. [/et_pb_toggle][et_pb_code admin_label="Mobile Only Spacer - Code" disabled="off" disabled_on="|on|on"]<p>&nbsp;</p>[/et_pb_code][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]

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