Disney has dipped back into its video archives for a look at how the engineering behind the popular Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster attraction works. There’s a lot of science behind the magic, but Disney’s Mechanical Engineers Angel and Josh break it down into easy to… Read More »Behind the Science of Disney’s Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster
Over the years Walt Disney World has carefully crafted an image as the place where people go to celebrate life’s victories large and small. From winning the Super Bowl to a marriage proposal, it’s where magical memories are made. The latest group to celebrate is… Read More »Central Florida student robotics team celebrates world championship win at Magic Kingdom
Discover the science and technology behind “Toy Story,” “A Bug’s Life,” “Finding Nemo,” and more timeless Pixar films in The Science Behind Pixar. The interactive exhibit showcases the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) concepts used by the artists and computer scientists who help bring… Read More »The Science Behind Pixar exhibit moving to Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago
Are you’re a Star Wars fan who has been wondering if some of that technology we see in the movies might be possible in real life? I have bad news for you. It’s fantasy and a lot of that stuff just isn’t possible. But there… Read More »Is Is Star Wars science, like Bacta Tanks and Carbonite, for real? Answers may surprise you
Previously the great Neil deGrasse Tyson, American astrophysicist, author, and host of the relaunched Cosmos TV series, answered if it was scientifically possible that dinosaurs and humans could have co-existed if that asteroid missed the Earth as hypothesized in Pixar’s “The Good Dinosaur.” The answer?… Read More »Could Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur have actually happened? Let’s ask a scientist.
The new Pixar movie “The Good Dinosaur” posits what would happen had the giant dinosaur killing K-T asteroid had missed the earth instead of impacting and setting of a global catastrophe that caused the giant animals to die off. It’s a fun idea that Pixar… Read More »Neil deGrasse Tyson answers if Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur could have actually happened?
If you haven’t heard, NASA had spotted an asteroid, known as TB145, on a path for a close pass of the Earth today – ergo the Halloween Asteroid. At about 1.3 moon distances from the Earth, we were in no danger. And, in fact, TB145… Read More »Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur reacts to the Halloween Asteroid
Disney’s Community involvement results in a ton of great stories. It’s always been my pleasure to share how support from The Mouse is helping an endangered species, cleaning the environment, or helping a non-profit. Today’s story focuses on Disney’s efforts to promote the the importance of science, technology, engineering, and math.
Students coached by Disney engineers took home the top honors from the 14th annual College Bowl during the HENAAC conference in New Orleans. One highlight from the annual conference held by Great Minds in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) was the team’s creation of a fantastical magic carpet model designed during a timed challenge.
Great Minds in STEM hosts the HENAAC College Bowl each year to encourage and recognize a new generation of STEM talent and help create a diverse workforce. The conference includes seminars, networking, internship and recruitment opportunities for attendees.Read More »Disney World Engineers Help Students Win STEM Prize