Prevention of Space Adaptation Syndrome: An Illusion of Gravity in Space (Part 3 – Real Life Applications)

In real life, astronauts suffer from Space Adaptation Syndrome because their proprioceptive system receive confused signals about the feeling of weightlessness and little control over their limbs floating in space. However, with our application installed in every corner of the space station or space shuttle, there are multiple situations in which it may be helpful […]

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Prevention of Space Adaptation Syndrome: An Illusion of Gravity in Space (Part 2 – My Biotech Team’s Hypothesized Solution)

In order to prevent astronauts from losing a sense of feeling grounded, we propose an apparatus to install in the space shuttle that will simulate the feeling of gravity. When humans observe dropping objects, they too, feel like they are under the influence of gravity. Thus, our apparatus creates the visual stimulus of a dropping […]

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Prevention of Space Adaptation Syndrome: An Illusion of Gravity in Space (Part 1 – The Problem)

Gravity, defined as the force that attracts two bodies to each other, exists everywhere in the universe. Since spaceships and the International Space Station are in perpetual free fall above the Earth, their forward motion equals the speed of its “fall” towards the planet. Thus, astronauts in space cannot feel the pull of gravity. Rather, […]

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Science of Breakdancing

I fell in love with breakdancing in middle school after watching a video from America’s Best Dance Crew. While I once thought dancing belonged to those with lithe bodies and ballerina legs, breakdancing has shown my what real dance is about: enjoying the music, channeling an inner personality, and passion for the dance. I plan […]

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