Where Will Our Planet Be in 500 Years?

Climate change and the deterioration of the planet have been hot-button topics for years. And if you’ve been following this blog, then you also know about the endangered species that are on the verge of extinction. So questioning where our planet is headed seems logical, and that’s exactly what scientists are doing. According to SciTechDaily,…

China’s Long March 2F Rocket

China recently revealed its new Long March 2F Rocket. Standing at 203-feet-high (62 meters), this rocket was transferred to the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center on October 7, 2021. The Shenzhou 13 spacecraft that sits on top of the rocket will carry three astronauts on its mission. As of right now, the launch date is unknown,…

Memory Erasure is Currently in Development

For years, Sci-Fi films and speculative fiction novels have centered plots around brain manipulation and memory erasure, so the idea of this coming to fruition isn’t surprising. But would it be ethically ok to practice, and would there be any psychological setbacks? Researchers are still trying to figure that out. According to the National Library…

NASA Tests Joby Aviation’s Air Taxi

Joby Aviation, the venture-based aerospace company, is developing an all-electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft. Powered by six electric motors, this aircraft was designed to be as quiet as possible, with the intent that it will blend in with city life without disturbing residents. The rotors can adjust their tilt, rotation speed, and blade…

Apple’s New Surveillance System

Apple will introduce a new surveillance system to the iPhone at the launch of iOS 15 later this year. According to CNBC, this new system will scan iCloud for illegal child sexual abuse materials (CSAM). How it works is Apple will match images on the device with known CSAM images provided by the US National…

Kenyan Inventors Create Bio-Robotic Prosthetic Arm

Prosthetic limbs are very common for those who, unfortunately, have lost parts of their body. But what isn’t so common are bio-robotic parts that are controlled by the recipient. That is until recently. David Gathu and Moses Kinyua, two Kenyan inventors, have created the world’s first bio-robotic prosthetic arm that’s operated by brain signals. According…

NASA is Hiring for Mars Simulation!

Are you interested in living in Space? What about Mars? If so, NASA is making this a reality by way of a space simulator. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is hiring crew members for their first one-year analog mission that will simulate life on Mars. To prepare for real-life challenges in future missions,…

The DentalSlim vs. Obesity

Here in the West, weight loss and the remedies that accompany it is a culture within itself. From diet regimes to overpriced personal training services to social media influencers, losing weight has never been more trendy. But I came across an invention that’s taken this trend to another level: The DentalSlim. The DentalSlim is a…

Are AirPods Dangerous?

Since its debut in 2016, Apple’s AirPods has skyrocketed in popularity. Aside from the obvious convenience of being wireless, AirPods provide quality audio, tap and swipe features, extended battery life, and easier portability. But the ongoing debate about the dangers of wireless headphones still remains. According to Pitaka, wireless headphones are operated by Bluetooth. Bluetooth…

Recycling Robots?

Due to the growing landfill issue and their inadequate recycling methods, particularly with soft plastics that can easily get entangled in waste separation machinery, new recycling measures are currently being developed: robotics. According to Phys.org, researchers from the Centre for Internet of Things (IoT) and Telecommunications at the University of Sydney are creating an automatic…

Egypt’s COVID-19 Robot

To limit the spread of the coronavirus in Tanta, Egypt, Mechatronics engineer Mahmoud el-Koumi has created a remote-controlled robot that will assist physicians in testing patients for the virus. Named Cira-03, by way of Africa News, this robot has a human-like face and head, and it carries out a variety of medical procedures: it takes…

What is Cryonics?

I’m sure most of you are familiar with the popular Batman villain Mr. Freezeā€”if not, you should reassess some things. Well, in the franchise, Mr. Freeze is a cryogenicist who put his terminally ill wife in suspended animation (a dormant state without death). According to New Scientist, this technique involves cooling a patient, who may…