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Solar vs Hydropower

Because the earth is projected to run out of fossil fuels (planet earth’s main energy source) within 100 years, scientists are looking for alternatives energy sources that can sustain the earth for the long run. The two most viable solutions are Solar power (harnessing energy that comes from the sun) and Hydropower (harnessing energy from [...]

What are the different types of stem cells, and how can they be used?

Stem cells are cells with the potential to develop into many different types of cells that exist in the human body. For years the usefulness of stem cells has been debated. These “miracle cells” have been subject to a wide field of medicine. From skin grafts to organ regrowth, STEM cells are extremely versatile and [...]

Can stem cells be used to help cut death rates in heart attack patients?

Can stem cells be used to help minimize the death rates in heart attack victims?  A new study suggests that by injecting stem cells (Stem cells are cells with the potential to develop into many different types of cells ) into victim’s chests could nearly half the amount of casualties that arise from cardiac arrest. [...]

What are the applications of Anitvenom?

Ranging from Snakes to frogs, venomous animals are prevalent all throughout the animal kingdom. The composition of the venomous mixture depends on each type of animal. Of all venomous species, the most studied are snakes, scorpions, spiders, jellyfish, and cone shells. The venom of these animals is composed of mainly proteins and peptides (short chains [...]

RAM

This is the second installment of an ongoing series pertaining to computers and their internal components. Random Access Memory, or RAM, is the part of a computer that holds information in the short-term so that your CPU can quickly retrieve it and use it to execute tasks as needed. It keeps what your processor needs [...]

The CPU

This is the first installment of an ongoing series pertaining to computers and their internal components. The CPU, processor,or Central Processing Unit, has often been referred to as the "brains" of the computer, and that would be true except for the fact that the computer as a whole is essentially like a brain. So what [...]

Monsoons

For two years running, Kerala, one of India's southernmost states, has seen record floods throughout the months of July and August that have cost untold billions in damage and have taken countless lives. This wanton destruction is the result of a yearly weather pattern that switches between a hot, dry climate to torrential downpours, known [...]

Speakers/Headphones

I've always wondered how exactly speakers and headphones work. To me, it's incredibly fascinating how something manages to turn electrical signals into sound, and now that we have evolved from the days of 8-bit music, how those electrical signals can correlate to audio systems playing people's voices, instruments, and other things with such accuracy. What [...]