In this video Harvard scientists demonstrates an optical technique that allows us to see movement in air. A point source of light is reflected from a concave mirror and focused onto the edge of a razor blade, which is mounted in front of the camera. Light refracted near the mirror and intercepted by the blade gives […]
In 2015, the team behind the Solar Impulse plan on making the first round-world trip in a solar-powered airplane. The Solar Impulse has been taking flights for about five years and has been incredibly successful, breaking many world records. There are a number of solar airplanes currently in development, but the Solar Impulse is the […]
This month, the largest solar farm in Africa became fully operational in Kimberley, South Africa. The solar farm is called the Jasper Solar Power Project, and will produce an estimated 180,000 megawatt-hours of energy annually for South African residents, which is enough to power up to 80,000 homes. However, another solar project in Africa may […]
Last month we reported on the story of an inventor in the Netherlands who developed an ambulance drone that was designed to save lives, instead of take them. Now this week, young engineers in Iran have announced the deployment of a lifeguard drone, that will patrol along the Caspian Sea coast, where over a thousand […]
As we have been reporting recently, solar energy is on pace to become the dominant form of energy on the planet. It has been predicted by many experts that this shift will be occurring in the next few years, as solar technology becomes cheaper and more available to the average person. There have been many […]
Shubham Banerjee, a seventh grader from California recently invented a low price braille printer. Currently, most braille printers on the market are around $2,000, which makes it difficult for blind children to get an education. Banerjee’s device costs just $355, because it is constructed with low cost materials, including Legos. To distribute his invention, Banerjee […]
It was reported by ABC News that Peyton Robertson a sixth-grader won $25,000 for his innovative sandbag design that does not need sand. His invention uses expanding salt which nothing was said about the environmental impact it could have. We need more kids like this questioning our old outdated technologies.
Technology, like many things, is a double edged sword, and can be used for both good or evil depending on how it is applied. MIT professor Chris Csikszentmihalyi has recognized that when technological progress is constantly being directed by the same people, those people actually have the power to control the path of entire civilizations. […]