February 27, 2014
Okay, It’s official. I am saving up for a 3D printer starting today. I mean look at these creations from FormLabs and Kor Ecologic!!!
So what kind of wizardry makes it possible to “print” a solid... Read more
February 26, 2014
Here’s a riddle: What’s as big as a golf ball but weighs as much as a mountain? The answer: a neutron star. Actually, neutron star material, to be exact.
It may sound impossible for this hypothetical... Read more
February 21, 2014
Hi, my name is Leida and I’m a chocoholic. Author Judith Viorst once said, “Strength is the capacity to break a Hershey bar into four pieces with your bare hands - and then eat just one of the pieces... Read more
February 13, 2014
Have you ever wanted to save a life? If the answer is yes, then read ahead!
Bone marrow donation is one of the ways that you can save a life. Bone marrow donation can help save the life of a person... Read more
February 13, 2014
Chicago is an amazing city. On top of the best pizza and hot dogs in the world, we have top tier live music venues, museums, theaters, and universities. Oh, and don’t forget about the breweries,... Read more
February 11, 2014
As I write this blog post, I am absolutely starving. I tend to eat my dinners early in the evening and I’m a broke college student on a budget. As a result, around 9 o’clock I am in desperate need of... Read more
February 10, 2014
Most flights have at least a few minutes of bumpiness (in my experience, always as the food is served). Some of us think it’s interesting and perhaps fun – but most flyers, of course, do not. Either... Read more
February 7, 2014
The one question that every interviewer asks is: Why do you think a career in ______ (insert your field of interest here) is for you? For me that field is scientific research. People who are not... Read more
February 4, 2014
What you are looking at above is proof that we are truly living in the 21st century: an image of a robot taking a selfie. To celebrate its tenth year conducting research on the surface of Mars, the... Read more
January 28, 2014
I love being a scientist. But as a kid I wanted to be an astronaut. I was and still am fascinated by space. I have always wondered what it would be like to be a scientist in space. Imagine doing... Read more