Washington Dulles International Airport has shared a strikingly beautiful throwback photo on their Twitter account (@Dulles_Airport): The year 1986, Space Shuttle Enterprise on top of a Boeing 747, while a Concorde was taking off in the background. A photo that can never be replicated. Total aviation and space exploration greatness.Continue reading “Space Shuttle, Boeing 747, and Concorde in the same photo”
In June 2020, a 3D printed house that can float on a pontoon was unveiled in the Czech Republic. Last year, work started on a community of 3D printed houses for low-income families in Mexico. While building homes with 3D printers is becoming more scalable, it’s also still a fun way to play around with unique designs and futuristic concepts for our living spaces.Continue reading “The 3D Printed Homes of the Future are Giant Eggs on Mars”
A lot of people ask “why NASA is spending billions on space exploration? We have a lot of problems here on Earth. Wouldn’t it be better to spend that many on earthly problems?”Continue reading “6 Auto Innovations Driven by NASA research”
There are probably about a million different ways to think about the important nutrients your body needs to be at its best. For the majority of us, thinking about the topic brings up images of healthy, garden-fresh foods or colorful plates that would make a dietician crack a smile. Others may think about protein shakes and supplements that boost muscle growth and help focus the mind.
There’s probably one crucial thing you don’t really think about and typically associate with your body’s nutrition though.
Soils.Continue reading “Missing Minerals: How Soil Depletion is Affecting Our Daily Nutrition”
Some astronomers think in our outer solar system there’s a giant, undiscovered world hiding and they call it (for obvious reasons) Planet Nine. Whether it exists, it could be 5-10 times the size of the Earth and orbit Sun hundreds of times farther away than Earth orbiting Sun. Now, a NASA citizen science project called Backyard Worlds: Planet 9 enlists volunteers to help find this hypothetical giant planet.Continue reading “Backyard Worlds: NASA is asking for volunteers to help find the hypothetical Planet 9”
The magnetic field of Earth is constantly changing. And, at the moment, even more rapidly than previously thought – up to 10 times, as British researchers have now figured out. This has significant implications not just for the old-school magnetic compass navigation but also for the proper functioning of telecommunications networks and GPS-and thus for airlines, emergency services, and the military.Continue reading “Earth’s magnetic field is changing 10 times faster than previously thought”
We, humans, are causing extraordinary damage to the environment and destroying the Earth’s wilderness. But, our choices as an individual can help to reduce that impact. Creating a zero-waste home could greatly help. Helen O’Keeffe of EZ Living Interiors created an infographic showing 10 actionable tips to create a zero-waste home.Continue reading “How to create a zero-waste home? 10 easy & actionable tips”
The Planetary Society published an amazing animation showing the ancient Mars – how the red planet looked like when there was liquid water on its surface.Continue reading “Ancient Mars: how Mars looked like when there was liquid water on its surface”
Soviet and Russian cosmonaut Alexei Leonov (30 May 1934 – 11 October 2019), the first human to walk in space was also a painter.Continue reading “Alexei Leonov, the first spacewalker was also a painter”
You are in an accident or perhaps have a sports injury. Maybe you are hurt by equipment at work or have a bad fall. Regardless of the circumstances, you go to the doctor in horrible pain, and the doctor prescribes you an opioid, whether that be codeine or hydrocodone or any other of its many names. You are at risk. It is believed that approximately 2 million people are addicted to opioids.Continue reading “The Science of Addiction & Pain Management”