From fire to the most cutting edge communications systems, we have proven to be quite the inventive species. Some of the largest changes in humanity are at the hands of innovation and have propelled our species forward regardless of obstacles that we've encountered. Does that always work? Can we invent our way out of any problem?
Coffee is one of the most traded goods on this planet, and regardless of location or language, it continues to be a part of humanity's morning traditions. As we have explored various aspects of our natural world, coffee has followed us along. But what about space? Can we have good coffee in space?
Ah yes, humanity. The crowning evolutionary achievement thus far here on planet Earth. Everything from small microbes to massive dinosaurs have had their time on this planet to evolve and develop their full cerebral capabilities.
In the 1990's, the computer market in America started to bloom. This was the era of dial up modems which connected machines to the internet via telephone cables. Soon after, we started to see things go to wireless, and the internet became more accessible in various parts of the house or office building. Then we entered the world of mobile devices with internet access - now you can log on from the grocery store or driving range.
Our memories are arguably the most important things we have. Nearly every moment of our lives is predicated upon the past and our learned experiences, for better or for worse. For some, the aging process becomes a battle to retain memories. This issue has scientists asking an interesting question: How can we bring back lost memories?
Our senses build the framework for a lot of our memories. Smells, scents, tastes, touch and sight are how we approach the world, but is that the extent of what they have to offer? Can our senses impact how long we live?
Our brain makes us what we are. Nearly all aspects of our lives are a product of the human brain, so keeping it in optimal condition is very important. We're still piecing together the puzzle of how the brain works, so any new discovery goes a long way. So, what makes our brain work at its best?
Whether you’re building a house or baking a cake, you have to start with the raw ingredients. In nearly every situation, the basic components build and develop into the final product. For life, the basic components reside within our DNA and dictate nearly every single thing about us, so - can we alter our own DNA?