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The Science of Santa

By Matt Shipman

Santa skeptics have long considered St. Nick’s ability to deliver toys to the world’s good girls and boys in the course of one night a scientific impossibility. But new research shows that Santa is able to make his appointed rounds through the pioneering use of cutting-edge science and technology.

“Santa is using technologies that we are not yet able to recreate in our own labs,” explains North Carolina State University’s Dr. Larry Silverberg, a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering who just completed a six month visiting-scholar program at Santa’s Workshop-North Pole Labs (SW-NPL). “As the first scholar to participate in the SW-NPL program, I learned that we have a long way to go to catch up with Santa in fields ranging from aerodynamics and thermodynamics to materials science.”


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Living Color

Living Color

Don't miss the brilliant colors at the poinsettia open house from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday at the Raulston Arboretum's McSwain Education Center. See the 9-foot poinsettia tree and vote for your favorites. More than 110 different varieties, including experimental types, will be on display. For more information, call 515-3132.
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Bulletin Board

Bulletin Board

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