Why We Still Don’t Have Smart Contact Lenses

From Tech Insider. As nanotechnology has advanced, smart contact lenses are becoming more of a reality. Companies like Mojo Vision and Innovega have working prototypes and are close to bringing this technology to market. But we’re still years away from getting them into our eyes. We explore the challenges this industry has overcome and is…

Why Everyone Is Going To Mars Right Now (NASA’s Perseverance, China’s Tianwen-1, & UAE’s Hope Probe)

From Tech Insider. NASA just launched its Mars rover Perseverance, perched atop an Atlas V5 rocket. But NASA wasn’t alone….In the past two weeks, China launched its Tianwen-1 mission, and the United Arab Emirates launched its Hope Probe, all headed to Mars. These spacecraft will travel over 400 million kilometers before reaching their destination around…

Why We Still Don’t Have Another Concorde

From Tech Insider. The Concorde changed the way we traveled 40 years ago by drastically cutting flight times between Europe and the US. However, the Concorde retired in 2003, and there’s yet to be a reemergence of a commercial supersonic jet. Companies such as Boeing, Lockheed Martin, and Airbus are working towards the next stage…

How Laser Cleaning Works

From Tech Insider. P-laser develops and produces industrial laser cleaning equipment. The machines can be used for rust removal and cleaning statues or molds in a production line. They can remove contaminants or buildup without damaging the original material. Laser cleaning works by shooting beams of high-energy light at a corroded surface. The light turns…

45 New Apple Features From WWDC In 14 Minutes

From Tech Insider. Apple’s 2020 Worldwide Developers Conference was packed full of interesting announcements. New programs and products spanned from a Racial Equity and Justice Initiative all the way to Apple Silicon, custom processing chips. Other notable announcements included iOS 14, MacOS Big Sur, updates to the iPad and Apple Watch OSs, and significant privacy…

How Spider Silk Could Change The World

From Tech Insider. Spider silk has been used by humans for thousands of years, and the combination of its strength and stretch is exactly why scientists have become obsessed with cloning it. It’s tougher than Kevlar, more flexible than nylon and thinner than a single strand of human hair, making it one of the strongest…

22 Inventions That Are Saving The Earth

From Tech Insider. From whirlpool turbines to edible cutlery, water blobs, and package-free shampoo and toothpaste, we’ve compiled a list of 22 inventions that could help us cut back on plastic, reduce garbage in the sea, and make the Earth a better place. Editor’s Note: This video has been re-uploaded due to a disputed fact…