Archives for December 2018

Making Your Own 360 Camera

With the rise of 360- video, you can find many different types of cameras and lenses in stores everywhere but have you ever considered making your own camera? There exist many different types of ways to create a 360-degree camera but the easiest way is to use a parabolic mirror. An example of what … [Read more...]

Wheels of the future

Now, you all may be familiar with the standard setup for wheels on the car, four wheels in total, with two on each side of the car. But, there is another type of wheel which can allow for more than just forward and backwards motion. Wheel © Naichen Zhao As seen above, these wheels … [Read more...]

Is antibacterial soap better than regular soap?

Soap (c), CC BY-NC 4.0 The word bacteria is quite unpleasant. Generally, I don't want to think about the number of bacteria growing on my phone screen and faucet taps. Thus, I wanted to know which measures we take to protect ourselves against bacteria are actually effective. In … [Read more...]

Is Sugar Killing Us?

We love sugar as a society but I know from first hand experiences how addicting added sugar can be. When I was younger I would come home from school and eat an ice cream sundae with a couple chewy granola bars because they tasted so good. But my mom disapproved so she dared me to try not eating any … [Read more...]

Zzz! What About Napping?

Sleeping Man Sleep Rest (c) Lilly Cantabile CC0 1.0 I love napping. Whenever I feel stressed or tired, I sleep. However, these naps tend to be over an hour long. Occasionally, they can even last up to three hours. However, can they still be considered naps? Are naps even good for you? Our … [Read more...]

Yeah. Your fries have stuff in them.

French Fries CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0) Potatoes are amazing. Even better, fries are easily one of the best snacks ever to have been invented. As a potato lover, I do not discriminate against any shape, size, or colour when it comes to potatoes. Although, ever since watching a video … [Read more...]

A New Type of Airplane

When you think of an airplane, you might picture an airplane similar to the one below. However, some individuals from MIT) have developed a new type of airplane which can fly without using any moving components. Condor (c) Charles Regina CC0 1.0 How do Most Planes Work? For most … [Read more...]

Shedding Light on Gravitational Waves: Part One

NSF’s LIGO Has Detected Gravitational Waves (c)Charly W. Karl, CC BY-ND 2.0 Since the beginning of time, people have been fascinated with the unknown. In our universe, the area that we know the least about is outer space. Scientists have studied space for centuries. Despite that, there … [Read more...]

Leaf Them Alone: Plants can take care of themselves

(c)Akil Mazumder, CC0 1.0 Disclaimer: From this title, I do not mean that you should not water your plants. I mean that leafy plants grow in a specific way that maximizes their self-sufficiency. Please keep your plants watered. Thanks! With that being said, I have a … [Read more...]