Space: The Greatest Obstacle

Space is a vast, unending divide. It presents us with new obstacles such as black holes that just seem to wander throughout the galaxy. Other risks include: extremely hot clouds of plasma, space debris, supernovae, and gamma radiation. The universe is a sea of chaos and we are just a leaf floating in a typhoon.Continue reading “Space: The Greatest Obstacle”

4 of the Most Useful Synthetic Elements

In the middle ages, legends of a philosopher’s stone that could turn lead into gold sparked the imaginations of the alchemist at the time. It wasn’t until the discovery of nuclear fusion that we made synthetic gold by blasting a proton out of a mercury atom. The result was a costly and radioactive version ofContinue reading “4 of the Most Useful Synthetic Elements”

Flash Proton Therapy

Radiation treatment is a long and painful process. It leaves many patients sick for months on end and barley able to eat anything. Not only does it damage normal tissue, but the cancer can become resistant. At most the survival rate for someone on chemo therapy over a five-year period is around forty-seven percent. It’sContinue reading “Flash Proton Therapy”

Xenobots: Biological and Programmable

Robots are very complex, hard to make, and it’s taken many years to have smooth movements and bipedal walking. Modern day robotics take a lot of time and energy to create. With corrosive and cancer-causing materials automatons, when disposed of, will do more harm to the environment than good. But what if there was aContinue reading “Xenobots: Biological and Programmable”

Scaling Down: Particle Accelerator on a Chip

Massive particle accelerators have opened our eyes to what lies inside the structures that make up our reality. With every proton fired at an atom, we learn more about the forces that make up matter itself. But what if we were to scale that structure down? That’s the mind set behind Stanford’s Accelerator on aContinue reading “Scaling Down: Particle Accelerator on a Chip”

Lithium Sulfur Batteries

With the growing number of electric vehicles on the roads there’s an increasing need for rare metals such as cobalt, lithium, and nickel. Not only has Tesla’s stocks been on the rise but so too has the cost of making their batteries. The need to make a lighter and more cost-effective method for powering electricContinue reading “Lithium Sulfur Batteries”

Thorium: Engineering a Safer Reactor

Nuclear energy is a scary concept. With all the waste that it produces and the fact that if unchecked can cause a horrible meltdown killing everyone in a thousand square miles, it’s no wonder why people would rather look to solar or wind as a clean energy option. But there is a way to produceContinue reading “Thorium: Engineering a Safer Reactor”

Sustainable Sand: Engineering Cleaner Water

Fresh water is one of the things we take for granted in the first world. We can just go to the sink and turn on the faucet. With exceptions to Flint Michigan, we have pretty easy access to drinking water. However, with climate change on the rise, our methods on how to obtain fresh waterContinue reading “Sustainable Sand: Engineering Cleaner Water”

Google’s AI and it’s Fight Against Breast Cancer

Cancer doesn’t care what we are doing in our lives, who we love, who loves us back, where we are financially, or if we are up to our eyeballs in dept. It will target us at random and kill without feeling. All it ever takes is one mutation that refuses to die and we haveContinue reading “Google’s AI and it’s Fight Against Breast Cancer”

Technology: Bionics

Losing a limb is the worst thing that could happen in our lives. One day, on the job, our legs could be crushed by a steel bar and we have to get it amputated. Other things in life could lead to the loss of an appendage such as: infectious diseases, car accidents, and encountering anContinue reading “Technology: Bionics”