Self-driving cars have been in the news a lot this past year. As manufacturers come closer to developing road-ready fully autonomous vehicles, consumers are questioning their safety and wondering: how do self-driving cars work?Continue reading This Infographic Explains How Self Driving Cars Work
It is 1950 and a group of scientists are walking to lunch against the majestic backdrop of the Rocky Mountains. They are about to have a conversation that will become a scientific legend. The scientists are at the Los Alamos Ranch School, the site for the Manhattan Project, where each of the group has lately played their part in ushering in the atomic age.Continue reading The end of the world: a history of how a silent cosmos led humans to fear the worst
Social media is a big deal. Over 40% of the world population uses some type of social media platform. That includes Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and dozens of other platforms that connect us on a global scale.Continue reading Can Social Media Help Save the Environment?
Hydroelectric dams act as obstacles for wildlife, especially migrating salmon. The Whooshh Fish Transport System, also known as the “salmon cannon,” gives fish a much-needed boost over dams so they can swim upstream to spawn.Continue reading This “Salmon Cannon” helps native fish pass over dams
The risks that face your home have increased over the past decade, and natural disasters like storms, floods, blizzards, and wildfires are making it more difficult to think of a house as a safe place. Luckily, green building designers, architects, and technologists are working hard to restore safety and security to your most important investment-your home.Continue reading The Latest Green Building Tech to Prepare You for the Next Natural Disaster
We live in an unstable and scary time when it comes to the well-being of our planet. While many political leaders around the world are starting to take action to fight against climate change and its effects on people and wildlife, these plans alone are not enough. Everyone has to do their part to make a difference, including big businesses and corporations.Continue reading What Google Is Doing to Protect the Environment and Save Wildlife
Apollo 11’s successful mission 50 years ago was the turning point in the space industry. It is comparable to the Wright brothers’ flight in 1903 that marked the beginning of the aviation industry and James Watt’s invention of steam engine, the landmark of the industrialization era. The first step on the lunar surface is recognized as the beginning of the space exploration age.Continue reading Moon landing anniversary: One small step for man… a giant leap for space robots
We Americans love our long-distance road trips. So much so that it’s practically a rite of passage for people of every background. We’ve memorialized these adventures through literary works like Steinbeck’s Travels with Charlie and through countless films like Easy Rider and Lost in America.
Yet, today’s road-trippers are more eco-minded than ever- conscientious about the environmental toll brought about by traditional petroleum-fueled cars.Continue reading Power Up Your Cross-Country American Road Trip with an Electric Vehicle
Self-driving cars are set to revolutionize the transportation industry. Alongside this, the advent of autonomous vehicles will also surely impact the environment – but whether the impact is positive or negative still remains to be seen.Continue reading Self-Driving Cars and Their Impact on the Environment
Much of the technology common in daily life today originates from the drive to put a human being on the Moon. This effort reached its pinnacle when Neil Armstrong stepped off the Eagle landing module onto the lunar surface 50 years ago.
As a NASA airborne astronomy ambassador and director of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Manfred Olson Planetarium, I know that the technologies behind weather forecasting, GPS and even smartphones can trace their origins to the race to the Moon.Continue reading 5 Moon-landing innovations that changed life on Earth