Science is inspiring, for the growth & dimension it adds to mankind. A collection of write-ups that speak for what's trending in science, technology & innovation.
Green Bridges Inspire Sustainability and Green Living
Recent revelations about humanity's real impact on the environment have inspired great minds the world over to rethink old inventions to make them 'greener'. Over the last couple of decades, this environmentally sensitive mindset, combined with innovations in engineering and design, has had a noticeable impact on trends in construction and architecture. Today's builders are creating beautiful, sustainable structures - examples of which include green bridges that combine energy efficiency, low-impact construction,...
Megan Ray Nichols
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19th September 2016
3D Printing Inspires Medical Breakthroughs
Advancements in the medical world and technology bring along with them a hope of a better life for people who otherwise could not dare imagine leading a normal life. With cancer cures to alternate medicines to advanced surgeries, we have seen significant progress in this field. Added to this list is the 3D printing technology, which with a material like Liquid Silicone Rubber is all about creating a carbon copy of every individual's cells... in other words, a promise of a better life to those who never imagined it possible.
Desktop 3D printers were once considered a novelty - a nifty piece of technology you could pick up for a couple of hundred dollars to print just about anything you could design in a computer. They've been used to create everything from Dungeons and Dragons miniatures to low-cost prosthetics for amputees, but until now, they’ve just been unique and functional novelties.  However, with new advances in 3D printing technologies that allow...
Megan Ray Nichols
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17th June 2016
Military Aircraft in Need of an Upgrade
Although the United States Air Force has long been considered the best and most powerful in the world, the aging fleet of aircraft that’s currently in use could be an indicator of pending change. Failure to protect our nation's skies can lead to vast and catastrophic consequences in the future, so the importance of maintaining a first-in-class fleet of aircraft cannot be stressed enough. However, this begs this question: Is it...
Megan Ray Nichols
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21st May 2016
Top Green Building Trends
With all eyes on the future of the planet, it's good to know that science is making all kinds of advances to make our world a little greener. One of the most exciting areas of eco-friendly development is the construction industry: There are lots of great new ways to reduce your carbon footprint while building or remodeling your home.
Take a look at some of these top choices for green construction methods. Any one of these will make your building project more eco-friendly - invest in several, and you'll be doing the Earth a big favor! Xeriscaping Xeriscaping is a fancy word for designing your landscape to thrive in your local conditions. It’s especially important in California and the Southwest, where ongoing drought is a serious issue. Instead of wasting precious water...
Megan Ray Nichols
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7th April 2016
Is Your Facewash Harming the Environment?
Microbeads were once touted as a better way to clean and exfoliate - introduced to soaps, body washes, and toothpaste - but now it's become apparent they have various unintended adverse effects.
What Are Microbeads? Microbeads are tiny plastic spheres created to provide increased scouring power. They measure between 10 micrometers, or 0.00039 inches, to one millimeter, or 0.039 inches. But when these items are used in personal hygiene products and then washed down the drain, their long-lasting effects are far from over - in fact, they've just begun. Where Do Microbeads Go? The beads make their way from a sink or shower to the...
Megan Ray Nichols
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3rd March 2016
6 Apps for the Amateur Astronomer
The universe's beauty and mystery has fascinated humans for millenia. Explore all that we have learned and seen on some of the coolest apps you'll find in the iPhone or Android app stores. View gorgeous pictures of celestial events, learn about the constellations, and get updates on when the next comet or eclipse is going to happen. With these apps in your pocket, don't be surprised if your extra knowledge just makes the universe seem even more mysterious.
SkySafari 4 For $2.99, get a real-time look at the night sky. SkySafari 4 identifies constellations, planets, comets, and more. All you have to do is hold your phone up to the sky. A database full of information will help you find constellations, moons, and planets. You can also access orbit mode to travel through space and explore over 120,000 objects.
Todd Green
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2nd March 2016
Powervision Robot unveils their first consumer drone
PowerEgg drone features innovative "egg" design for compactness and stability
(San Francisco, Feb. 8, 2016) Powervision Robot Inc., a leader in robotics and big data best known for its industrial drones, announced their first consumer drone, the "PowerEgg" today. The PowerEgg features an innovative egg shape which, in addition to being aesthetically different than the many X-shape four-axis drones currently on the market, makes it foldable and easy to transport. The lightweight PowerEgg can be easily folded and carried in a...
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12th February 2016
IRNSS - India's Own GPS equivalent navigation system
For Many years, India has been dependent on the technologies developed by other countries. On the other side, India is the second largest producer of engineers in the world. Year after year, lot of developments happened in the technology sector. IRNSS (Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System) is an outcome of one such developments in the country. India has taken a huge step in developing its own satellite navigation system and thus,...
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24th January 2016
Industry Leaders to Speak at London Drone Conference
The SkyTech 2016 UAS conference & exhibition has announced its speaker line-up for January's event. International experts will consider key developments from across the unmanned aviation industry, alongside discussion of UAS applications for a range of business markets. An extensive conference programme will see 40 speakers present across three conferences. Speakers include representatives from UNIFLY, Pix4D, Ampyx Power, Flyability, NVIDIA, Crossrail, BioCarbon Engineering, McGill University, AECOM, UK Trade & Investment, Blue...
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11th December 2015
Movin' on Up
When our Palaeolithic ancestors fashioned the first wheel, it must have blown everyone’s minds. At least for a couple of years. Then an entrepreneurial caveman would of course have sauntered into a large feast of some sort, smiling graciously, showing people the axis he’d made for fitting two wheels together. He’d leave that night with a bellyful of goat meat and contracts signed in flint. Sure, he mightve said, the first...
Joshua Potts
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17th November 2015