Tag : technology

Stepping Mile-High

“ . . . Eight, nine, ten” our group chanted as we climbed the grand stone steps, voices ringing loud and clear in the early evening air.   “ . . . Eleven, twelve, thirteen!” We stood all together and posed…

November 11, 2016

Animal Kingdom Already Had Underwater Divers and Solar-Powered Flyers

by Brian Thomas, M.S. Scuba divers can explore underwater depths firsthand because of specialized equipment that was developed in just the last century. Likewise, solar-powered airplanes currently in development promise to provide fuel-free flying. These inventions open new realms for…

August 10, 2015

What Are the Benefits of Spider Venom and Webs?

by Frank Sherwin, M.A. At any given time, no matter where we are, we’re not far from those infamous arachnids the spiders, most of which are not a threat. Many feel a natural revulsion when they experience spiders up-close-and-personal, but…

August 5, 2015

Spider Webs Attract Scientists’ Attention

by Brian Thomas, M.S. No, it’s not science fiction—it’s real. Spider webs use electricity to snare prey, and researchers recently discovered an added environmental benefit from these arachnids’ masterful constructions. Electrical properties within the glue-like coating on a spider web…

August 2, 2015

God Gives the Rat a Secret

“Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding.” Job 38:4 A new revolutionary design in metal-cutting blades has been added to the metal-working industry. In use, the new blade is fixed in…

April 24, 2015

Birds Inspire Flight Sensor Inventions

by Brian Thomas, M.S. The Wright brothers studied wing structures of seabirds before building their first airplane, and the first helicopter is said to have been inspired by dragonfly flight. Today, inventors continue this tradition, focusing on bio-inspired flight sensors….

January 3, 2015

Bible Knows Best: Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

Psalm 139:14 says, “I will praise thee, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.” Does the Bible know best? It’s interesting to note that the most complex computer ever…

December 22, 2014

Advanced Optics: The Art of Astrophotography

Astrophotography, the photography of that which is in space, can be very complex, involving multiple optics and devices. On top of that, it is an art, requiring tracking, computer processing, and lots of time. Here are a few common problems…

November 5, 2014

Advanced Optics: What is Astrophotography?

Astrophotography is the art of taking photos of space. This can be accomplished by using a camera, or a combination of cameras, lenses, telescopes, computers, guide scopes, software, tracking mounts, filters, and more. In the upcoming weeks, I will cover…

October 29, 2014

Advanced Optics: The Telescope Advantage

The human eye is a powerful organ with the ability of taking millions of snapshots, and sending those to the brain to be analyzed and interpreted. All of this happens in time to act or react almost instantaneously to a…

October 27, 2014