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”

Coronavirus: Media Driven Hysteria

October 30th, 1938 The War of the Worlds was aired. The broadcast resulted in the first ever media driven mass hysteria. We like to think that we’ve moved passed that, but that truly isn’t the case. Every year there’s something new to panic over. SARS, the swine flu, the Ebola virus, Zika virus, and mostContinue reading “Coronavirus: Media Driven Hysteria”

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”

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”