How Does NASA Search for New Planets and How Do They Find Them?

Sometimes we take for granted all the things we know about our solar system. After centuries of intrepid exploration and scientific breakthroughs, we now have nine (err, eight?! Sorry, Pluto) planets in our own Milky Way. We also understand why the sun rises and sets, what ‘shooting stars’ really are, and how the moon affects […]

Can Hyperloop Save Public Transportation?

Cities such as San Francisco, Chicago, and New York have extensive public-transportation systems. They carry millions of people by train, bus, boat and light rail. The recent expansion of private vehicle options like Uber, Lyft, and Google Bus give commuters more choices, but they can also undermine public transportation. It raises the question: will people […]

How to Boost Your Wifi with Wifi Extender

Everyone has been there – the lightning-fast Wifi in your home office becomes laggy in your bedroom, or maybe it works great streaming Netflix in the living room but won’t stream a step-by-step cooking show in the kitchen. Those international Skype conference calls get patchy when you walk around the house, and you nervously pace […]

A 5G Cell Network Is Coming. Here’s What You Need to Know

When we think cellular network connectivity, we generally think “4G LTE,” which is the current fastest signal available. Many people associate the ‘number’ of the service (ie: 3G, 4G, 4G LTE) as the speed, which isn’t entirely incorrect. However, the numbers refer to the generation of the network, not the speed itself. Iterations of network […]

Data Virtualization Is Absolutely Critical & Here’s Why:

In our world of non-stop data transmission and high-speed information sharing, new tools are constantly appearing to aid in collecting, combining, and curating massive amounts of data. The most recent innovation is Data Virtualization, a process that gathers and integrates data from multiple sources, locations, and formats to create a single stream of data without […]

What Are Carbon Nanotubes and Why Should You Care?

May 3rd, 2018 Have you heard of carbon nanotubes? Probably not. They sound like futuristic technology that has lots of vaguely high-tech properties. And that is pretty much exactly what they are. Carbon nanotubes are made from similar materials to carbon fiber, and while the nanotubes do have structural applications like carbon fiber, they do […]

Is Space Junk Polluting Space Before We Even Live There?

May 3rd, 2018 Scientists have predicted that the maximum number of people the Earth can sustain is somewhere between nine and ten billion. Current population is estimated to hit nine billion by the year 2050. So, humans have roughly 32 years before overpopulation becomes a really, really big problem. But, where else can we go? […]

But Seriously, Why Is Elon Musk Selling Flamethrowers?

Elon Musk is no stranger to media fanfare and making grandiose claims. The entire story of his underground tunnel operation, the cheekily-named Boring Company, stems from a day when Musk was sitting in Los Angeles traffic marveling at how bad the city’s infrastructure is. The story goes that he surveyed the gridlock on the spider […]