Blind spot negligence is a leading cause of car accidents. Checking blind spots is a crucial component of turns and lane changes, and when careless drivers forget, a crash may result. While current blind spot tackling technology does exist (many institutions have created radar technology or extended mirrors to try to prevent blind spot collision), the goal of our project was to create a cost effective method to find information about motion in the blind spot.
Yacht designers work hard and use exotic materials to save just a few pounds when designing a racing yacht. Imagine saving thousands of pounds and ending up with a less expensive boat that is safer and faster. Using hydrodynamic force instead of gravity to produce righting moment is an innovation that offers these benefits and more.
Parkinson’s disease is a degenerative disorder in the central nervous system that affects motor skills, cognitive processes, and other functions pertaining to the human body. Often characterized by symptoms such as rigidity and postural instability, it may lead to tremors and difficulty in walking, movement, and coordination. Parkinson’s disease has affected over 6.3 million people throughout the world, 1.5 million of whom are American citizens. Although this is a common disorder, there is presently no treatment to permanently cure it. Several medications, such as levodopa and carbidopa, have been successful in providing symptom relief by causing nerve cells to replenish lowered levels of dopamine, a neurotransmitter necessary for the brain to function actively. Sometimes, however, the disease will not respond to any type of drug, and more serious cases may undergo an alternative therapy known as Deep Brain Stimulation, or DBS. While the use of medication on a patient may gradually wear off, scientists have found that DBS has resulted in greater success in overcoming the effects of Parkinson’s disease. This new technique in treating disorders not only prevents most common symptoms in patients but also has been proven to be both safe and scientifically advanced.
Vincent Van Gogh may have been shrouded in anonymity during his lifetime, but he is widely recognized today as a painting genius. For more than 120 years, his artwork has been the object of love, scrutiny, and reverence all over the world. Most famous for his use of vibrant colors in impressionist artworks, Van Gogh created many works, including Starry Night and Sunflowers, that are heavily studied and used as references in modern-day art and art history classes. In creating his masterpieces, Van Gogh expressed his moods through his vibrant colors.
The words “100% Sea Salt” catch the eyes of shoppers as they cruise through the aisles of a grocery store, reminding them in large, bold print of this natural version of salt. Sea salt is left from the evaporation of sea water and consists of sodium chloride and trace elements like sulfur, magnesium, zinc, potassium, calcium, and iron. Manufacturers have recently been placing emphasis on its purported health properties; however, are these claims rooted in scientific fact, or are they simply an elaborate marketing ruse?
Cosmetics are a key component to fashion nowadays--the average American uses up to ten personal cosmetics a day. In the 20th century, under the influence of theatre, arts, and Hollywood, makeup was established as a sign of fashion, and products such as sunscreen, hair dye, and deodorant were widely introduced. However, as cosmetics become increasingly popular and widely used, pressing problems are emerging--namely, the questionable ingredients in cosmetics and their possible effects on users.
Whether or not animals should be the involuntary subjects of laboratory research has been a disputed topic for many years. While animal rights activists protest the direct threat that it can create for the welfare of any animal involved, many researchers advocate the usage of animals in lab settings because of the undeniable advancements made in science as a result of it.
From the musings of great minds in ancient times to the historic first flight of the Wright Flyer from Kitty Hawk, mankind has made tremendous progress in the science of flight and the dream of taking to the skies and leaving the earth behind. Despite what may seem as a lax era for growth in aviation in our current times, there have been significant improvements and breakthroughs which will undoubtedly revolutionize the future of flight.