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What makes the ideal soccer player?

Submitted by DaveBakker on Sun, 07/02/2017 - 22:53

The School District of La Crosse, Wisconsin challenged their students to determine what attributes make the idea soccer player. Watch the video below to see how they used PocketLab and their iPad technology, plus a lot of creativity, to investigate what physical attributes contribute to accuracy and force of a soccer kick.  

 

 

 

 

Planning to jump out of a spacecraft 24 miles above Earth? Don’t forget your PocketLab!

Submitted by DaveBakker on Tue, 06/20/2017 - 17:53

Exactly 65 years after Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier in a Bell X-1 aircraft,Felix Baumgartner did too, but not in an aircraft. He did it by jumping out of one. In a state of the art pressure suit, Baumgartner jumped out of a capsule dangling from a helium balloon that had reached the stratosphere, 24 miles from the surface of the Earth. Before deploying his parachute, Baumgartner reached a top speed of 833.9 mph.

Did you ever wonder what happens to your packages during shipping?

Submitted by DaveBakker on Tue, 05/23/2017 - 22:25

Have you ever wondered what happens to your package after you put it in the mail? Does the package ever get hot, cold, wet, turned upside down, dropped off the back of a truck, or bitten by a dog while waiting on your doorstep? 

The PocketLab Team has been brainstorming citizen science experiments that users around the world can investigate with us. Join us in the first ever citizen science project that examines the mysteries of what happens to your package when it goes into the mail!

Reduced international shipping rates!

Submitted by PocketLab on Wed, 06/29/2016 - 23:34

Starting January 1, 2016 we have found a new international carrier, Globegistics, that is able to dramatically reduce our shipping cost by almost 70%! We are passing that savings entirely on to our customers, and now if you order internationally, we are charging a flat rate of only $8US. 

Globegistics is able to give about the same delivery times for most countries, and the same reliable US Postal Service shipping and tracking.

Ordering your PocketLab internationally has never been more affordable!

Teacher brings her PocketLab on adventure to the South Pole

Submitted by PocketLab on Fri, 01/29/2016 - 00:39

If you’re on a six-week expedition to the South Pole you have to pack light. It’s a requirement. But if you’re also a high school physics teacher, you can’t resist the opportunity to do some classic experiments at the bottom of the Earth. So, Val Monticue brought a PocketLab.