Remote controllers, cars, laptops and smoke detectors are just a some of the many things in our lives that rely on batteries to function. In the past few decades battery technology has made leaps and bounds, but people still complain about how long their devices can hold a charge. So, how can we make batteries better?
Humanity's ability to learn has been one of the most important aspects to our success as a species. We learn from mistakes, for grades, out of hunger, and sometimes from our own curiosity. Interestingly, nearly all of our advancements come at the hands of curiosity. How does curiosity change the brain?
Our technological development helps us understand more and more about our world. For example, initially telescopes helped make some sense of the night sky and now we have wandering spacecraft that help answer deeper and more detailed questions about the cosmos. This technological growth seems to happen in various industries from space research to the smallest cells in our bodies. So, is there a better way to study our brain?
Our world is too large for one person to just look around and understand everything. In order to understand more than what is in front of our eyes, we must rely on logic and mathematics. For example, a long time ago humanity was not sure how large the Earth actually was.
Increasing global temperatures, glacial melt and rising sea levels are a few of the more well-known issues regarding climate change. Considering that ultimately it's all connected, other things will be impacted by the big changes, like the wind. So, how's our wind doing?
Space, the final frontier…if you can get there, that is. The United States has decommissioned the space shuttle program. So, how can we take our astronauts and scientists off the Earth to continue their research work? How will Americans go to space?
From cereal to tea and even some wintertime adult beverages, honey is a very popular condiment. The taste of honey can cure a sweet tooth and sometimes help an aching throat, but can honey have medical applications?
One of humanity's most unique traits is verbal language. All over the world people wake up every morning and greet each other in a myriad of different languages. Our languages determine cultural understanding, education and many more aspects of life including growth and development. So, how do languages impact infants?