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Carbon Nanotubes

In my last post, I explored the idea and the possibility for a real-life space elevator, a literal elevator to space, which, if built, would do nothing short of radically transform human space operations and exploration. However, I also mentioned that in order to construct such a mammoth structure, we would need to potentially braid [...]

Ocean pollution

“Pollution of the air or of the land all ultimately ends up in the sea” -Jacques Cousteau At the time of writing this article scientists speculate that there is an estimated 150 million metric tons of plastic polluting our marine bodies. And we are not even close to bringing that number down. In fact 8 [...]

Leukemia

What is Leukemia? Leukemia is a cancer of the body's blood-forming tissues including the bone marrow (the soft, sponge-like tissue in the center of most bones that makes blood cells), the lymphatic system and even blood itself. The two main kinds of leukemia are Lymphocytic leukemia (also known as lymphoblastic leukemia), when the body makes [...]

The Space Elevator

Over the years, the idea of building such a thing as a space elevator has floated around the scientific community, although little to no progress has been - or possibly will be - made on such a thing. The idea of a space elevator is relatively self-explanatory - an elevator that can be used to [...]

The Respiratory System

Welcome back to the systems blogs! The respiratory system has the major function of gas exchange, the uptake of oxygen from the environment and the release of carbon dioxide into the environment. Organs imporant in this system are blood vessels, lungs, diaphragm, heart, and the nose. Alveoli are functional units in this system located in [...]