Space Farming, and Its Applications

Using a device called the “veggie”, astronauts were able to grow red lettuce inside the I.S.S. After extensive research, the lettuce was deemed edible. This changes the way we should view how dependent the ISS is on earth. I believe that if NASA improves this technology, astronauts will be able to grow widespread vegetables and [...]

Covid-19: A race to the Cure

The race towards a cure for Covid-19 has been the objective of pharmaceutical companies worldwide. In order to understand how a vaccine which will fight Covid-19 is made, we must first understand how the Covid-19 virus operates. This image shows the structure of the Cover-19 virus How Does Covid-19 infect the body? Covid-19 looks like [...]

The Covid-19 Pandemic

For the past several months, the world has been attacked by an invisible enemy What is Covid-19 and where did it come from? On Dec. 31st 2019 the Wuhan Municipal Health Commission reported cases of pneumonia spreading through Wuhan China. These reported cases of pneumonia, turned out to be the first cases of a new strain [...]

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. [...]