The Science Behind Orthokeratology Lenses

I don't have 20/20 vision, but I can see perfectly well without needing glasses or contacts during the day. So, how is this possible? Well, for the past four years I've been wearing orthokeratology lenses every night and when I wake up I am able to see without the need for any glasses. However, if I … [Read more...]

Shedding Light on Gravitational Waves: Part Two

Before we get started, if you haven't read the first post of the two-part series: check it out! Last time, I outlined a research project I completed last year on gravitational waves, inspired by the Nobel Prize in Physics. We covered the basics, and at this point in my research, the articles were … [Read more...]

Small Number Trigonometry

If you have ever been through High school, then you would know about the three main trigonometric functions: Sine, Cosine, and Tangent. For many people, these equations may appear relatively simple, but that is not always the case, especially with higher level sciences. This is especially useful … [Read more...]

Avalanches- How to predict them and stay safe

During the winter break, I have gotten into backcountry snowshoeing. As I was scaling the face of Mount Seymour (an extremely steep section of a mountain) I realized I didn't know what to do if an avalanche were to break. Unlike many backcountry users, I didn't know how to predict them. But they are … [Read more...]

Why Aren’t Café Drinks Piping Hot?

Latte Art 3 (c) Kim San So CC0 1.0 Last year, I started volunteering at a coffee shop. I learned to make a variety of milk-based drinks including Lattes, Mochas, and London Fogs. While attending my training session, I was instructed to steam the milk to 145°C. For extra hot drinks, the milk can … [Read more...]

Originality is Dead

Many people love stories of fantastical settings with magic and monsters. For that reason Tolkien's Lord of the Rings series was a massive hit, practically reinventing the fantasy genre and creating an captivating world with such memorable and original settings. However, what if the core concepts … [Read more...]

Why 1.5 C ?

I’m 16. As a teenager, the climate crisis is going to seriously impact my future. This is why I was concerned when on October 8, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change published a report about the dangers of a 1.5 C rise in temperature, entitled The Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 C. … [Read more...]

The Meat of our Future

Of all the foods that exist, beef is probably one of my favorite. However, each time I take a bite of a juicy hamburger there is the constant thought of the numerous disadvantages of meat consumption. With a predicted amount of an average American eating approximately 222 pounds of meat and poultry … [Read more...]

The Virtual Pop Diva

Chances are, you have seen a picture of a girl in mint green hair tied in a twin tail with a headset. No? Well, I will simply move on with the assumption that Hatsune Miku will ring a bell. (No, really, I have no idea what that means.) Or you might have heard of the virtual pop singers who can … [Read more...]

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...]