In 1969 the first humans stepped onto the surface of the moon in a program that cost between $20-23 billion. Adjusted for inflation and current market prices, NASA estimated that the six moon landings of the Apollo program would cost $170 billion today. That seems likes peanuts compared to the estimated cost associated with sending one mission to Mars by 2040. … Read the rest
Over ten years ago, the first Rover was put on the surface of Mars to learn a variety of things about the “Red Planet.” One such discovery was that water may have existed at one time on Mars, but is now long gone.
New evidence has been found by two Mars Rovers, Curiosity and Opportunity, that suggest that Mars was once a water-rich planet. This information is highly important not just to understand more about Mars, but understand other planets in our solar system including our own. Read on for a look at why the Rover find is so important, and what is next for the Rover fleet.… Read the rest
In a move that sounds more science fiction than reality, scientists in Australia have announced that they are instituting a microchip process to monitor the movement of bees across the continent. There is a number of reasons why scientists feel that it is important to track the movements and migrations of bees, and there are some strong benefits that could be reaped from the information found from this initiative. Read on for a look at why scientists are using microchip technology to track bees in Australia.
What Are the Benefits?
There are many benefits to tracking bees movements through Australia. Since bee pollination have a huge effect on crops in Australia, scientists believe that tracking their migration will be beneficial to research.… Read the rest
As recently as just a decade ago, it was considered right and proper to add vitamin and mineral supplements to most nutritional plans. The use of anti-oxidants like vitamin C or vitamin E made sense. As the body ages it creates free radicals. These byproducts seemed to be causing destruction at the cellular level.
This video for Straight-Arm Freestyle Swimming features an Olympic gold and silver medalist. In the video he reviews six points which are applicable for all levels of swimmers. These points help to develop this style of swimming. They are easy to learn and you can put them to immediate use. This video will help you to quickly and efficiently master straight arm, freestyle swimming.
New Genes Linked to Alzheimer’s Disease
Over a dozen new genes were linked to Alzheimer’s Disease, giving scientists and researchers more leads to go on when researching cures and treatment methods. By having more genes to research, scientists believe they are closer to finding a cure.
Only One Dose of the HPV Vaccination is Needed
When the HPV vaccination was first released, it was recommended that women receive three separate doses of the vaccination.… Read the rest
At least once a year every news site will run a story about how Americans are falling behind in scientific knowledge compared to other countries. This has come to be measured as scientific literacy and there are numerous tests on the web that can give you a score as to how scientifically savvy you are compared to the rest of the population.
The United States National Center for Education Statistics has outlined seven characteristics of the scientifically literate person.… Read the rest
The advancement of science is grounded in research. While anyone can come up with a theory, it is through experimentation and testing that scientists actually prove (or disprove) their theories and move science forward to the next theory. Funding that research, coming up with money for the experiments and prototypes and tests after test is just as crucial as coming up with the theories in the first place.
On the contrary, recent studies have shown that race car drivers are just as much athletes needing to be physically fit as those that play traditional sports.
To test the strain that racing puts on drivers, devices were used to monitor their heart rates. … Read the rest