Category Archives: Science and Technology

WHY I’M NOT OVER THE MOON ABOUT PRIVATIZING SPACEFLIGHT

On October 29th, 2014, the Antares rocket exploded on its launch pad, destroying thousands of pounds of supplies, hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars, and the fantasy that privatizing spaceflight could result in anything but failure. The story of the Antares disaster begins in...


The Environmental Revolution

Earth has been molded by asteroids, stars, and revolutions. Human revolutions. What most people are not aware of is that we are in the midst of another revolution: the environmental revolution. It is visible in our buildings, it is visible in our food, but...


The Future of Fracking

Increased calls for energy independence and the importance of oil to both America’s national security and economic strength raise questions regarding the nation’s energy future. However, energy industry giants believe they have the answer: fracking. Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is a process that injects...


Artificial Vision: Let the Light In

  Approximately 10 million individuals worldwide are affected by retinal diseases that render loss of vision. As scientists work to counter complex disorders, blindness remains one of the most difficult to treat. Blindness, in addition to disrupting one’s innate sensory hierarchy, can make one unable...