Personally, I love prairie dogs. Not only do they have the killer adorable looks, they are also gifted with innate knowledge of the laws of physics!!! (Wait what!?!?) So why are prairie dogs some of the most interesting animals on Earth? The burrows can reach 10 m or 32 feet in length, and this size […]Read more "How Prairie Dogs Get Air Conditioning!?!?!"
If you think about it, a plane is literally a metal box that flies in the sky. Through the many centuries of invention, humankind has created a metal masterpiece that can shoot through the sky at thousands of miles per hour – incredible! So how exactly do planes fly? I visited the Smithsonian Museum in […]Read more "Metal Box Traveling Through the Sky?!?"
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Hey everyone, Here today with something a little bit different, an article on the card “Patches” from the popular card game Hearthstone. Very often, quantitative analysis of cards is difficult to achieve because of the diverse variety of decks that a single card can be played in, as well…
I started lettering a year ago after I found a Chinese calligraphy pen in my grandmother’s old stash of stationery. Soon after, I watched a YouTube video on the art of calligraphy. I have been experimenting with different modes of hand lettering (anything from markers to calligraphy pens to brush pens and gel pens) ever since! […]Read more "Hand Lettering"
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 […]Read more "Prevention of Space Adaptation Syndrome: An Illusion of Gravity in Space (Part 3 – Real Life Applications)"
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 […]Read more "Prevention of Space Adaptation Syndrome: An Illusion of Gravity in Space (Part 2 – My Biotech Team’s Hypothesized Solution)"
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, […]Read more "Prevention of Space Adaptation Syndrome: An Illusion of Gravity in Space (Part 1 – The Problem)"