How Science Fiction Changed Reality

How Science Fiction Changed Reality

Some ideas in science fiction becoming real Science fiction’s concepts and ideas seemed too implausible, fantastical and far-fetched to become real. However, some of these concepts and gadgets have come to exist, and we actually use many of them. For example, take cues from the sci-fi space series Star Trek. Star Trek … Read more

Who Is SpaceX?

Who is spacex?

SpaceX was founded in 2002, with the aim of colonizing Mars and cutting down on space transportation costs. Its founder, an entrepreneur and visionary, dreamt to make spaceflight cheaper and safer and to put humans on other planets. In just two and a half decades, the company has managed to secure 12 … Read more

History of the Periodic Chart

Periodic Table

Periodic charts are a must have in every chemistry classes. A periodic chart (or also called a periodic table) is a table of elements that are ranked according to their atomic numbers, atomic mass, chemical properties, etc. Periodic charts are also arranged by a color coding scheme to help us identify which … Read more

NASA Unveils New Space Suit

NASA Univeils new space suit

You have probably seen pictures of astronauts taking a “space walk” in an EVA suit. Astronauts have worn similar suits during extra-vehicular activity since the 1960s and the suits have not been updated in nearly 20 years. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) recently unveiled a new spacesuit for the next … Read more

What is Ununpentium?

What is uninpentium?

As late as the early 21st century in chemistry, a new element was discovered – the ununpentium. Ununpentium is the temporary name of element 115; which is an extremely heavy synthetic element, categorized probably as a poor metal. In the periodic table, it has the still-working (as of yet) symbol Uup. Its … Read more

Colonize Mars: Can This Dream Become a Reality?

Colonization of Mars

Why Mars? Mars is the strongest candidate for colonization in our solar system. It is the most Earth-like and potentially the most habitable planet after earth. It has a moderate gravity, plenty of water and carbon dioxide. Moreover, it’s the easiest planet to get to from earth, save for Venus. Ever since … Read more

History of Chemistry

history of chemistry

Interestingly, the world’s first known chemist was a woman. A cuneiform tablet from the second millennium B.C. reveals that a perfumer and palace head by the name of Tapputi infused the essences of flowers and other aromatic sources. Then she added water and then sent them back to the still (a distilling … Read more

Fun Science Ideas for Kids

SciFi Fun Science

Learning science does need not to be boring all the time The age-old problem for parents and teachers alike is how to get kids interested in science. Certain parts of science can definitely be a bit boring and difficult to understand. However, there are many fun ways to augment a standard science … Read more

What is the Space Elevator?

space elevator

Roads and bridges have been around for quite some time now. Their contribution to the modern world can hardly be overemphasized. Romans built the first road. This invention led them to a series of conquests allowing them to establish highway networks throughout the city. Historians agree that roads are what allowed them … Read more

Top Science and Tech Websites

Top Science and Tech Websites

Polling the most popular science and tech sites Here are some of the current top science and tech websites the web has to offer today. If you’re looking to find out the latest in technology, social networking, social media, mobile and more these are all great resources! Sites of mainstream technology and … Read more

Introduction to 3D Printing

Printing with a 3D printer

3D printing may be relatively new to many of us, but the truth is that 3D printing has been around for a long time and the industry has been steadily growing. This method of printing is alternately called “additive manufacturing” or “desktop fabrication.” This type of technology is used to create a … Read more

Mars Rover – Curiosity

Mars Rover

NASA’s Mars Rovers – an introduction Space technologically keeps advancing at an exponential rate. Technological advancements have led to new innovations, capabilities and expanded space exploration. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), is owned and run by the government and has over the years been launching Mars rovers to explore the … Read more

God Particle – Higgs Boson – On the Run

god particle screen

What is this thing called “The God Particle?” For those of you unfamiliar with the God Particle, got its name from Leon Lederman’s book “The God Particle: If the Universe Is the Answer, What Is the Question?”. Lederman gave it the ominous name because the particle is “so central to the state … Read more