Archive | May, 2016

Earthquake Increase in Texas Due to Human Activity

23 May

Last year, the state of Texas funded a program to build 22 seismic monitoring stations around the state, in addition to the 17 they already had there. The goal was to record more consistent and objective data about seismic activity. Why Texas? Well there’s been a significant increase in the number of earthquakes there, especially […]

New Research Explores Ancient Algae

16 May

According to Dr. Juan Lopez-Bautista, who has worked on several National Science Foundation panels, the trick to getting NSF funding is whether or not you can answer yes to the question “is it research that will change our textbooks?” Lopez-Bautista has done just that recently by discovering a new classification of plants thanks to research […]

Further Steps Toward Artificial Photosynthesis

6 May

Plants use photosynthesis to create energy, by converting water and carbon dioxide through the use of sunlight. We’ve known this for a very long time, but we’re finally starting to explore how we might use a similar system to generate power for human use. The benefits of artificial photosynthesis would be immense, potentially removing our […]