Year - 2016 Blog

Our Ancient Immune System

Word Cloud about Immune Systems

When we think of our immune system, we tend to think of antibodies that develop to defend our system from attack, keeping us protected from a repeat infection. This is what’s known as our adaptive immune system. Our system however is made up of two systems, adaptive, and innate, and our innate immune system is so old, it goes back to frogs, fish, and insects.

Stabilizing Spoon Assists Diners with Tremors

Stabilizing Spoon Assists Diners with Tremors

Tremors affect approximately 10 million Americans, and range in their level of severeity.Generally caused by problems in parts of the brain that control muscles throughout the body, tremors can be caused by a number of neurological disorders or conditions, including multiple sclerosis, stroke, traumatic brain injury, or different neurodegenerative diseases, accordin

The Downside to LEDs

A view of city lights from space

Across the world cities and towns are switching to street lamps with light-emitting diodes, or LED bulbs - a change that is providing more light while using less energy. While in many ways this is great for the environment and for the areas making the switch, this change has had some unintended consequences, namely light pollution.

Converting CO2 into Rock

Basalt Rock Surrounding a Reservoir.

Anthropogenic carbon dioxide, CO2 caused by or influenced by humans, introduced into the atmosphere has long been understood to be a problem for our environment. One of the ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions at the industrial level is known as Carbon Capture and Storage. Millions of tons of CO2 gasses annually are captured then transported via pipeline or ship for safe storage.