While our global population continues to grow, the science community is constantly looking for new ways to meet the energy needs of our booming species. Electric cars, solar plants, nuclear, coal, biomass, and various other options are all important aspects of energy dialogue happening across the globe. We've used the sun, wind, and fossil fuels, but how about the ocean? Can the ocean power our houses?
Wearable technology is quite the hot topic for us these days. Basically everything we wear is considered a piece of technology and is prone to upgrades as science and innovation move ahead. This includes everything from shoes to contact lenses. Let's look at some interesting upgrades in the world of wearable technology by asking today's question - how are contact lenses changing?
Math and science work together on some powerful applications like sending spacecraft to distant planets or tweaking our GPS systems. Sometimes they also simply help us answer really trippy questions like - does more data make your smartphone heavier?
Many early human civilizations settled along rivers for their access to water, food, irrigation, transportation, and so on. In modern times however, we've sadly turned some rivers into trash cans. After years of pollution, can we clean up our rivers?
As the global population gets bigger and bigger, so will the need for clean energy solutions. Some scientists are working on bigger energy breakthroughs, literally. How big is the newest wind turbine design?
From the Model T to the Prius, cars have gone through some pretty remarkable changes and new ideas are still being presented all the time! Think about the many changes that have happened in function, style, availability, and beyond. These changes will continue to happen as our needs change and the technology industry is going to be right there to keep up with the trends. So, what could cars of the future look like?
In science, two topics remain the most popular and fascinating, space and dinosaurs. It's a good thing this piece is on both! The asteroid impact blamed for the great dino extinction is about to get studied in detail for the first time ever. This prompts today's big question, what do we really know about the dino-killer?
When thinking about cities of the future, we get images of tall skyscrapers, flying vehicles, and robots everywhere. Right? Some of us do, at least. Though that may come true one day, urban planners and technologists are looking at a much closer future. They're looking at driverless cars as a big game changer in how cities work. What will driverless cars do to cities?
Once you've bought everything you ever wanted from IKEA and watched everything on Netflix, what else is there possibly left to do? Well, you could go to space. NASA just put out a call for astronauts and were blown away by the results.
The science world occasionally gets rocked by a large breakthrough or discovery. Recently there's been a lot of buzz about gravitational waves, so let's catch that wave and chat about this epic discovery. Let's dig into the big question: What are gravitational waves?