The dangers of Ultraviolet Radiation

Ultraviolet (UV) Radiation is a form of electromagnetic radiation that comes from the sun and man-made sources like tanning beds. Our current concerns with UV radiation are the rays that come from the sun. Over the past couple decades, humans have been using products which result in ozone layer depletion. This decreases our atmosphere’s natural [...]

Alzheimers disease

Alzheimer's disease is a progressive disorder that causes brain cells to degenerate and die. This disease is the number one cause of dementia- a continuous decline in thinking, behavioral and social skills that disrupts a person's ability to function independently. The early signs of the disease may be forgetting recent events or conversations and not [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

What is the future of commercial space flight?

Private spaceflight is a spaceflight or the development of new spaceflight technology that is conducted and paid for by an entity other than a government agency. Early on in the beginning of space exploration, the government agencies of the Soviet Union and the United States developed space technology in collaboration with affiliated design bureaus. However, [...]