Rising Sea Levels May Actually be Beneficial for Coral Reefs

Climate Change and rising sea levels threaten many coastal cities and developments, but the warming temperatures may not be all bad. Coral reefs have been dying all across the globe due to heat stress. This is partially due to the lack of seawater covering the coral reefs, in turn, heating them up from what sunlight does get to...

Scientists Develop Compound to Keep Scars from Forming

Research presented at a meeting of the American Chemical Society yesterday demonstrates new chemical breakthroughs that could prevent scars from forming. Scars readily form on skin after it has sustained an injury, as it is part of the healing process. While some may enjoy the story behind their scar, there are many that wish they could get rid of...

Interscatter Device Allows Contact Lenses to Communicate Through Wifi

Engineers at the University of Washington have created a new communication system that allows modified implants to communicate through wi-fi. This technology is applicable not only to contact lenses, but brain implants, credit cards, and other small electronics as well. Called “interscatter,” the system converts Bluetooth into Wi-Fi which can be picked up by a smartphone. The small...

See NASA Test Fire the World’s Most Powerful Rocket Ever Made in All of Its Glory

The rocket that will eventually take astronauts to the moon was just tested by NASA. Testing lasted 7.5 minutes and was completed with no issues. Engine testing will continue for the next several years for the Space Launch System (SLS) until the projects planned completion, when humans make it to Mars. 3 successful tests have already been completed with...

How Long Would it Take for You to Fall Through the Earth?

When going on international travel, you may sometimes wonder if your trip would just be made shorter if you could cut right through the world. Or maybe you wonder what would happen if you dug a hole in your backyard and ended up on the other side of the world. Ignoring the impossible physics in that situation, if...

Reprogrammable Quantum Computer is the First in the World

Quantum computing is quite possibly the most promising technology in the world right now, as it’s successful use could completely change the world. While quantum computing is still in its infancy, advances are being made constantly. A research team has just created the first quantum computer that can be programmed, and reprogrammed. This means that there now exists...

Ford’s New Self-Driving Car Won’t Have Pedals or Steering Wheel – Coming in 2021

More and more automotive manufacturers are revealing when their first fully autonomous model will hit the market, and Ford just released plans for 2021. Through further testing and development, they claim they will have a fully autonomous vehicle on sale for the market by 2021, and it won’t have pedals or a steering wheel. This first model will...

Help Make the Difficult Moral Decisions to Improve Self-Driving Cars

As self-driving cars are nearing mass production, many are wondering how a machine could possibly make difficult moral decisions when presented with a dangerous situation. For example, driverless cars will have to decide in the event of an imminent crash how to steer to brake or speed up, or what to hit. This is obviously a moral issue...

Tesla Battery Explodes and Burns Car to a Crisp

In recent news, a Tesla Model S burst into flames in France this past week, but it’s nothing to be worried about because cars always explode. The Model S battery caught fire after the driver took a turn on a highway. Luckily the car sounded warnings and everyone was able to escape safely before the car caught fire....

YouTubers Create Impressively Dangerous Functioning Railgun

As engineers, we inherently have the knowledge to create dangerous things. While these dangerous things should never be used to harm other people, sometimes creating, say, a homemade electromagnetic railgun, is a little too awesome to pass up. That is exactly what these backyard engineers did, and the gun ended up weighing 250 pounds and over 27,000 joules...