Terraforming Mars

We’ve seen it in science fiction movies and books where Mars is an inhabitable world. The idea of one day terraforming Mars has been up for discussion and some billionaires want to make that dream a reality. It’s entirely possible to turn that lifeless red sphere into a habitable planet, but the problem is thatContinue reading “Terraforming Mars”

Carbon Nanotube Solar Panels

Solar panels are the most widely used form of green energy. When it comes to electrical output, they’re typically only twenty percent efficient. This causes solar arrays to take up a massive amount of area to maximize their power output. Solar panels also become less efficient when overheating. It’s a huge problem that the goContinue reading “Carbon Nanotube Solar Panels”

Artificial Photosynthesis

What if we could get power the same way plants create sugar? The goal of artificial photosynthesis is to do just that or something similar. Creating chemical energy through sunlight and carbon dioxide, but rather than making glucose we use the same process to strip electrons from molecules that can absorb photons. The school ofContinue reading “Artificial Photosynthesis”

Reversing Climate Change

Let’s face it, we’re not leaving Earth anytime soon. Climate change is one of the biggest threats to our way of life and our natural instinct is to run from a problem. However, there’s no where to run. The closest Earth like planet is light years away. Terra-forming Mars is out of the question too,Continue reading “Reversing Climate Change”

Recycled Tires: A New Way to Produce Aerogel

Rubber is a difficult material to recycle. For the most part it just sits in a landfill while only forty percent of it gets recycled. This is terrible for the environment. Tires are large and take over fifty years to biodegrade. Every six years we add more tires to the landfills when our tire wearContinue reading “Recycled Tires: A New Way to Produce Aerogel”

Vaccine Film: How the Coronavirus Vaccine will be Delivered

No body likes needles. They’re painful and most people have a phobia towards them. Not only will it be hard to deliver the vaccination for the Coronavirus when the hard-working medical professionals make it, but getting everyone to get injected with it is a different story. It’s also hard to store vaccines on top ofContinue reading “Vaccine Film: How the Coronavirus Vaccine will be Delivered”

Fusion Energy: HB11

Our current energy sources can only take us so far. Scientists wish to get away from the traditional turbine type power plant system that we’ve been using for the last hundred years. Too long we’ve relied on water, the sun, or harnessing wind for energy. It’s time to harness the power of fusion and plasma.Continue reading “Fusion Energy: HB11”

AI and Medicine

We’ve advance so far in the medical field over the last hundred years, but doctors can only go so far with their extensive medical knowledge. With drug resistant bacteria and new viruses springing up all the time, the medical industry could use a helping hand. Machine learning is what big pharmaceutical companies and the topContinue reading “AI and Medicine”

NASA’S DART

The Earth can be destroyed at any moment and oddly enough, it probably won’t be our fault. This threat comes from outer space. Apollo asteroids or more commonly known as NEAs, (Near Earth Asteroids), may strike the planet one day causing a mass extinction. Thanks to Jupiter’s gravitational pull, an asteroid could be knocked fromContinue reading “NASA’S DART”

3 Advancements in Soft Robotics

It seems like taking a step backwards to go forward. We’ve made huge strides in clunky metal machines that it seems strange to take a step back and go a completely different route when it comes to robotics. With Soft robotics it’s a paradigm shift, but a logical one. Why not mimic creatures and theirContinue reading “3 Advancements in Soft Robotics”