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How a Happy Meal Toy Might Lead to a Future Technology Breakthrough

“When I was little, my sister and I would get Happy Meal toys at McDonald’s. I would go home and use a tiny screw driver to take the toy apart. I always wanted to know how it worked,” said Stacey Mescher, sophomore at Deep Run High School. Today, Stacey is doing a whole lot more than disassembling plastic toys.

Celebrate "Pi" Day

On Tuesday, March 14 have a pizza – or maybe an apple “pie” to celebrate “Pi” day

3.14. “Pi”. The number π is the mathematical constant, representing the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter. It has been represented by the Greek letter “π” since the mid-18th century, though it is also sometimes spelled out as “Pi.”

Formed Underground or in a Lab: Diamonds Still Sparkle

Thinking about a diamond for your valentine? How about one made by scientists? 

General Electric announced in 1955 that its scientists had created a diamond. Although man-made, the synthetic diamond was pure carbon, just like a natural diamond. The company didn't enter the jewelry business but “used the stones to make tools for cutting and polishing metals, glass and even teeth,” according to GE Reports, a company newsletter.

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