We're all familiar with the world of science fiction, home to the mythical element that binds the universe and can be controlled with one's mind, the Force. Scientists are working on some pretty remarkable things these days, but can technology ever help us physically control things with our minds? Can we really use the Force?
Sometimes there are some unusual paths that lead scientists to unexpected discoveries. Inspirations for bold innovative advances come from interesting places, but medical advances sometimes come from the strangest places. With that said, can venom be helpful to our health?
Halloween is an awesome time of year to show off your creativity and crafty costume making skills right? Well, the world of science is no exception to that. While pirates, zombies and scary monsters are commonly found walking around on Oct 31st, there is plenty of room for other awesome costumes too. For your consideration we've pulled together five fun science related costumes this year.
Rock concerts, loud parties or just the natural process of aging all have a huge impact on our ability to hear. Once the damage is done, it's too late...or is it? Can we fix our hearing?
Remote controllers, cars, laptops and smoke detectors are just a some of the many things in our lives that rely on batteries to function. In the past few decades battery technology has made leaps and bounds, but people still complain about how long their devices can hold a charge. So, how can we make batteries better?
Humanity's ability to learn has been one of the most important aspects to our success as a species. We learn from mistakes, for grades, out of hunger, and sometimes from our own curiosity. Interestingly, nearly all of our advancements come at the hands of curiosity. How does curiosity change the brain?
Our technological development helps us understand more and more about our world. For example, initially telescopes helped make some sense of the night sky and now we have wandering spacecraft that help answer deeper and more detailed questions about the cosmos. This technological growth seems to happen in various industries from space research to the smallest cells in our bodies. So, is there a better way to study our brain?
Our world is too large for one person to just look around and understand everything. In order to understand more than what is in front of our eyes, we must rely on logic and mathematics. For example, a long time ago humanity was not sure how large the Earth actually was.