Science National Honor Society


Maine South Science National Honor Society continues on Maine South's tradition of scientific, academic excellence. This society aims to encourage students to actively take charge of their scientific education by communicating the benefits that a pursuit of scientific knowledge yield for mankind. Through society-wide projects and activities, students will demonstrate a continued dedication for scientific inquiry, becoming well-educated citizens in the process.


"We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology."

Carl Sagan

- Latest Posts -

10/21/17

Newly developed switch activates genes thousands of times better than nature

by Amanda Morris

https://phys.org/news/2017-10-newly-genes-thousands-nature.html

10/14/17

Ion Thruster Prototype Breaks Records in Tests, Could Send Humans to Mars

By Tereza Pultarova

https://www.space.com/38444-mars-thruster-design-breaks-records.html

10/9/17

Researchers Find Universe's 'Missing Matter'

By Avery Thompson

http://www.popularmechanics.com/space/deep-space/news/a28562/researchers-find-universes-missing-matter/

10/7/17

The Seven Deadly Sins of AI Predictions

by Rodney Brooks

https://www.technologyreview.com/s/609048/the-seven-deadly-sins-of-ai-predictions/

9/28/27

Visualizing sound with light; Steve Mould experiments with reflecting a concentrated light beam off a mirror shard. This shard sits on a balloon wrapped around a bowl with a speaker underneath, causing it to vibrate. The results are intriguing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-V1uXeyGmg&t=

8/9/17

NASA will be streaming the eclipse from the sky and from space!

https://www.nasa.gov/eclipselive

7/30/17

Coast-to-coast total solar eclipse coming up!

http://www.eclipse2017.org/2017/path_through_the_US.htm

7/27/17

Human embryos reportedly edited for first time in the US using CRISPR

By Alessandra Potenza

https://www.theverge.com/2017/7/27/16049340/human-embryos-dna-crispr-gene-editing-us

6/26/17

Thwarting Metastasis by Breaking Cancer’s Legs with Gold Rods

By Ben Brumfield

http://www.news.gatech.edu/2017/06/26/thwarting-metastasis-breaking-cancers-legs-gold-rods

4/25/17

Concrete Canvas

http://www.concretecanvas.com/

4/24/17

A lab has successfully gestated premature lambs in artificial wombs

By Olga Khazan

https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2017/04/preemies-floating-in-fluid-filled-bags/524181/

4/22/17

Signal received! Cassini probe shoots through Saturn's rings

By Lauren Said-Moorhouse

http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/27/health/nasa-cassini-saturn-ring-dive/

4/20/17

This New Equation Might Finally Unite the Two Biggest Theories in Physics, Claims Physicist

By the BEC Crew

http://www.sciencealert.com/this-new-equation-might-finally-unite-the-two-biggest-theories-in-physics-says-physicist

4/18/17

This Giant 3D Printer Could Build You a House Today

By David Grossman

http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/infrastructure/a26252/3d-printer-build-house-mit/

4/17/17

Ghana, Kenya and Malawi to take part in WHO malaria vaccine pilot programme

By the World Health Organization

http://www.afro.who.int/en/media-centre/pressreleases/item/9533-ghana-kenya-and-malawi-to-take-part-in-who-malaria-vaccine-pilot-programme.html

4/15/17

First 'image' of a dark matter web that connects galaxies

By Seth D. Epps and Michael J. Hudson

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/04/170412091230.htm

4/13/17

Theorists perplexed by hints of unexpected new particle

By Emily Conover

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/theorists-perplexed-hints-unexpected-new-particle

4/11/17

Tiny ‘Organ Chips’ Promise Big Boost to Testing of Food, Drugs

By Sara Miller

http://www.nbcnews.com/mach/innovation/tiny-organ-chips-promise-big-boost-testing-food-drugs-n746586

4/10/17

Why do some of us find it easier to forgive? Neuroscience sheds light

By Ana Sodoiu

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/316901.php

4/8/17

NASA has an unusually bold plan to find life on Europa

By Sarah Fecht

http://www.popsci.com/nasa-europa-lander-alien-life

4/6/17

When Helium Behaves like a Black Hole

By Joshua E. Brown

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170321110344.htm

4/4/17

Researchers are working on robots that can monitor and care for the elderly

By Katie Collins

https://www.cnet.com/news/robots-retirement-seniors-parents-folks-can-get-high-tech-help/

4/3/17

In 2030, the Top Cancer in HIV Patients May Be a Surprise

By Nick Mulcahy

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/878212

4/1/17 - April Fool's Day!

The Scientific Significance of April First

By Richard A.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ

4/1/17

Elon Musk’s Reusable Rocket Just Changed The Space Game

By Tim Fernholz

http://www.defenseone.com/technology/2017/03/elon-musks-reusable-rocket-just-changed-space-game/136633/?oref=d-river

3/30/17

The 17+ Different Kinds of Ice

By SciShow

3/28/17

Stampede supercomputer helps researchers design jets with morphing wings, or built from composite materials, that will burn less fuel

By University of Texas at Austin and Texas Advanced Computing Center

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170307100430.htm

3/27/17

New stem cell method produces millions of human brain and muscle cells in days

By Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170323125533.htm

3/25/17

Air Force's Mysterious X-37B Space Plane Breaks Orbital Record

By Mike Wall

http://www.space.com/36205-x-37b-space-plane-breaks-record.html

3/23/17

Physicists prove that it's impossible to cool an object to absolute zero

By Lisa Zyga

https://phys.org/news/2017-03-physicists-impossible-cool-absolute.html

3/21/17

As Hyperloop progress glides forward, here's what you need to know

By Will Nicol

http://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/hyperloop-news/

3/20/17

New tool accurately predicts risk of chronic disease

By Ana Sandoiu

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/316416.php

3/18/17

Vast luminous nebula poses a cosmic mystery

By Tim Stephens

http://news.ucsc.edu/2017/02/mammoth-nebula.html

3/16/17

Stars align in test supporting “spooky action at a distance" (quantum entanglement)

By Jennifer Chu

http://news.mit.edu/2017/loophole-bells-inequality-starlight-0207

3/14/17 - Pi Day!

Some cool pi videos:

3/14/17

Disney Scientists Turned an Entire Metal Room into a Wireless Charger

By Kacey Deamer

http://www.livescience.com/58202-disney-researchers-build-wireless-charging-room.html

3/13/17

How does the immune system know friend from foe in gut bacteria?

By Catherine Paddock, PhD

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/316335.php