Fertile soil, good seasons, and plentiful water aren’t the only things that affect our crops. Air pollution, and one air pollutant in particular, negatively affect the number of crops we can grow. Using satellite imaging, Stanford researchers discovered just how many nitrogen … [Read more...] about Stanford study shows cleaner air leads to more crops
3D printing is finally… 3D
The birth of 3D printing has opened up whole new worlds of possibility regarding the accessibility, cost, and sustainability of certain materials. From the creation of 3D-printed houses, hearts, and furniture, this incredible planet-saving technique is growing in popularity as … [Read more...] about 3D printing is finally… 3D
Nocturnal solar panels: not an oxymoron
While trying to do the impossible might seem like magical thinking, in many cases, it is simply science that hasn’t broken through yet. In the case of solar panels, it might seem counterintuitive to try to use them at night. This too, though, has been proven possible. An … [Read more...] about Nocturnal solar panels: not an oxymoron
Is it possible to make up for lost sleep on the weekend?
When you go through a night or several nights of little to no sleep, a common tactic is to use the weekend to catch up on all those lost zzz’s. The question is: Does this strategy actually work? According to Fiona Barwick, director of the Cognitive Behavioral Sleep Medicine … [Read more...] about Is it possible to make up for lost sleep on the weekend?
Study: Speaking with infants may change their brains
If a baby isn’t capable of taking part in complex conversations, is there any point for parents to talk to them? A new study out of Stanford University suggests there are potential brain benefits for infants who are spoken to. In the study, scientists found engaging in … [Read more...] about Study: Speaking with infants may change their brains