Author Archives: (Brett)

Reinventing the Flashlight

Crowdfunding is all the rage. It has grown by leaps and bounds Who hasn’t jumped on board of a project that hits them over the head with amazement. “Wow,” you say to yourself. “Now that is a good idea.” There are all kinds of minds at work out there devising new inventions, ideas, and causes. […]

Why is Weight Bad?

There is a crisis of obesity around the world. Diabetes and heart disease are rampant. People are not living healthy lives that will extend the human life span. The situation is dire. This is what the media tells us. We know that weight looks bad and feels bad. There is science behind it. It has […]

Creepy Crawlers

Who hasn’t seen a creepy crawler or two march across their laptop, especially during hot summer months? It’s something that can be quite off-putting, but easily fixed with some DIY pest control. But there are other times when they are inside the device plying their evil trade. I notice for example that when I have made […]

Crowdfunding: How Far Has it Come and Where Will it Go From Here?

Crowdfunding has been the source of many projects that would otherwise never come to be.  Some of the projects are humanitarian in nature.  Some are virtues of research.  Still others are creative or downright strange.  But the one thing they share in common is that they came into play through the concept of crowdfunding. Crowdfunding […]

The Science & History of S.C.U.B.A

I am thinking about next year’s summer vacation and am looking for something out of the ordinary. I like watersports over all but haven’t yet tried SCUBA. We have all seen those gorgeous underwater photos that are unsurpassed in their colorful beauty. I wouldn’t mind spying around in some island underwater realm to explore the […]

Crowdfunding: Is it a Win-Win?

Doctor Joseph Mercola is a well-knownosteopathic physician who is notorious for his alternative viewpoints on health and wellness and his promotions against mainstream medicine.  On his website, he markets non-traditional supplements, alternative medical devices and promotes the research and development of causes he feels are worthy. As a recipient of his daily emails, I have […]

Crowdfunding Research: Is Your Cause Worthy?

Do you have a cause or a subject of research that you are passionate about?  Do you think it is worthy enough that you could promote funds to back the further study of it?  If so, you will be delighted to learn that you can do exactly that. There are websites now that are available […]

The Science of Machines

Machines are a pretty vast subject covering everything in world history from its inception with prehistoric man to the present day. They cover anything mechanical that has more than one part and involves some type of inherent movement to produce a useful result. The Industrial Revolution begins the modern story as one after the other, […]

Crowdfunding: The Risks and Rewards

Wouldn’t it be cool to own a cooler that was so big, you had to actually hitch it on to your vehicle to get it to your party destination?  And wouldn’t it be something if that super-sized cooler had a built-in blender, led lights inside of it and bungee cables on the sides for attaching […]

The Science of Composting

Aren’t we a bit retro to talk about composting? This is a pretty old concept that eco-minded people (and subsistence farmers) still like to bandy about from time to time. There is nothing wrong with it as a means of recycling and saving energy, but it seems a bit anti-scientific at first. In actually, there […]

The Science of Cooking

Cooking with physics and chemistry is what molecular gastronomy is all about. Through the marvels of modern science, food will never again be the same. What hasn’t science touched? From medicine to meditation, the world has undergone a revolution in methodology producing results heretofore unforeseen. Pretty exciting times we are in! Tastes and textures of […]

The Power of Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding isthe collective cooperation, attention and trust by people who network and pool their money together. This strategy has been applied in several fields. Here are some examples of initiatives that trying to leverage the potential of crowdfunding to support scientific research. Cancer Research UK – MyProjects Launched in October 2008, MyProjects allows Cancer […]