St Paul gave his colleague St Timothy excellent advice when he told him not to let anyone look down on him because of his youth. Young people can be incredible forces of change, and as the following inventions by children prove, it is almost always to make the world a better place.
Ocean fertilisation is a new method of geoengineering aimed at boosting the absorption of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere by phytoplankton; microscopic ocean plants that live en masse on or near the floors of our oceans.
Batteries power our world, from the smartphones in our pockets to the electric cars that are gaining immense popularity. But the batteries that we make use of every day aren’t the most efficient, and many scientists around the world are hard at work creating new types of next-gen batteries to fulfil a growing need for more powerful batteries. Continue reading “The Batteries of The Future”
Based in Slovakia, AeroMobil is determined to make a flying car that works. They’re on their fourth prototype at the moment. All prototypes are loosely referred to as “AeroMobil,” and in 2020 the first of the cars should be shipped to private owners.
So far, global political efforts to curb climate change have been slow and fraught with delays. In the meantime, scientists across the globe have turned their attention to geoengineering to try and find solutions in time to save our planet from rising greenhouse gas emissions.
Scientists and engineers have suggested a few different approaches to protecting the atmosphere, and ultimately, geoengineering is the largest-scale intervention we have to counteract climate change within earth’s natural systems.
Today, most of our power comes from either oil, coal, or solar and wind. And while these have seen us through the last two hundred years, one day they will provide enough energy to meet our ambitions. Continue reading “Future Sources of Energy”
On July 23, 2019, it was officially revealed by the Planetary Society that LightSail 2 had deployed its cutting-edge solar sails. The innovation is intended to further humanity’s plans for space exploration, and its launch came as a huge milestone for The Planetary Society – the world’s largest non-profit space exploration organisation.
Our lives would be a lot more tedious, tiresome, and treacherous without engineered products!
From practical items like zippers through to life-saving medical marvels like the artificial heart, engineers have been behind countless innovations that have vastly improved and prolonged our lives.
While many believe that the rocket is a product of a modern world, the technology actually dates back to 11th century China, where early chemists at the time were discovering the power of gun powder.
Over the years, many scientists around the world have taken the technology and refined to the point where rockets are able to generate enough thrust to not only lift off of the ground, but to propel themselves out of the planet’s orbit.
Biomedical engineering is a specialized field of engineering that involves the design of both procedures and devices that can improve the lives and well-being of patients.
Such innovations also allow doctors and surgeons to more effectively solve healthcare problems, leading to a healthier population overall. Here are 5 of the world’s greatest biomedical breakthroughs that changed the industry for the better. Continue reading “6 Biomedical Breakthroughs That Revolutionized Medicine”