Daylighting is a design technique architects and building designers use to make the most of the sun and increase a building’s appeal. They achieve this design using solar tubes to capture and reflect light throughout the building. Light shelves and skylights also increase the amount of sunlight in a room.Continue reading “7 Ways Daylighting Design in Building Impacts Your Health”
On July 26, 1963, Syncom 2 (for Synchronous Communication Satellite) was launched on top of a Delta B #20 launch vehicle from Cape Canaveral.Continue reading “Syncom 2, the first geosynchronous satellite was launched on July 26, 1963”
On July 24, 1950, Bumper 8, a two-stage rocket, combining German (V-2) and American technology, was launched. It was the first rocket launch from a place on the Atlantic coast of central Florida called Cape Canaveral.Continue reading “Bumper 8 became the first rocket launched from Cape Canaveral on July 24, 1950”
Much of the technology common today that we take for granted originates from the moon landing. Here are 10 moon-landing innovations that changed life on Earth.Continue reading “From computers to Nike Airs: 10 Moon-landing innovations that changed life on Earth”
Give yourself a break and learn about the important figures in the field of flight and space exploration in this educational solitaire game. Discover some space and flight pioneers who paved the way and learn while you play!Continue reading “Heroes of Space and Flight Solitaire”
Identifying the largest dinosaurs ever lived isn’t an easy task, because it’s very rare to unearth a complete fossil. Furthermore, only a tiny percentage of these amazing animals were ever fossilized, and most of these “lucky” bodies will remain buried underground forever. So, we may never know exactly what dinosaur was the biggest (or the tiniest) ever.
Despite this fact, size always has been one of the most interesting aspects of these prehistoric animals. There are extreme variations in their size, from the tiny hummingbirds, which can weigh as little as three grams, to the titanosaurs, which could weigh as much as 70 tonnes, or even more.
Here are the largest dinosaurs ever lived.Continue reading “Largest dinosaurs ever lived [2022 update]”
On July 10, 1962, Telstar 1, the satellite that allowed the first live broadcast of television images was launched from Cape Canaveral. It was the first privately sponsored space mission. Two days after the launch, on July 12, it relayed the world’s first transatlantic television signal, from Andover Earth Station, Maine, United States, to the Pleumeur-Bodou Telecom Center, Brittany, France.Continue reading “Telstar 1, the satellite that allowed the first live broadcast of television images was launched on July 10, 1962”
Everybody knows most life came from the water, but how did it start? And how did it get where it is now?
In this article, we cover approximately 200 million years of fish evolution, from the first pre-vertebral filter feeders to the first tetrapod walking on land to the development of modern sharks – and everything in between.Continue reading “The Visual History of Fish”
Climate change is a pressing issue that affects world economies. At present, Earth is already 1.1 °C warmer than it was 200 years ago. This is because businesses continue to produce greenhouse gas emissions. These emissions contribute to the rapid increase in global temperature. Carbon emissions contribute the largest percentage of these emissions.Continue reading “4 Benefits of Reducing Carbon Emissions to Businesses”
Methamphetamines are at the heart of stimulant drug abuse, and most of us know about these drugs because of the reporting about the drug epidemic, which has caused many unfortunate overdoses, deaths, and addictions in the United States. Methamphetamines or meth for short can also negatively impact the environment. Here’s how.Continue reading “More Than an Epidemic: How Meth Production Negatively Impacts the Environment”