Natural Battery Design Inspired by the Electric Eel

Although batteries are seemingly ubiquitous in modern society, battery design has not been keeping up with technology. As computers and electronic devices become increasingly faster and smaller, a need for new battery technology with substantially reduced and flexible footprint becomes more urgent. A revolution in battery technology is long overdue. One research group from the University of Fribourg has attempted …

How Liquid Rocket Engines Work

Although you’ve probably heard of some famous rockets of history, like the Saturn V or the Space Shuttle, have you ever stopped to think about how they work? Wonder no more. Here’s a brief explanation of what’s going on inside a liquid fuel engine. To explain how rockets travel in one sentence, the fast-moving exhaust coming out of the back …

The history of photography

The history of photography is a long and distinguished one. Multiple scientific discoveries eventually led to the technologically advanced cameras of today. In fact, the first dark room (camera obscura) attempt at photography occurred near the year 1800, when Thomas Wedgwood made the first photographs using paper and white leather dipped in silver nitrate. Unfortunately, he was only able to …