Category Archives: research

Rated E – Not Quite For Everyone

Practice makes perfect, but do you ever wonder why some people need less practice than others? Have you ever been awful at a video game and figured, “oh well I just need to get used to it” but then you never caught on? If you never have been in this position, you can take it … Continue reading “Rated E – Not Quite For Everyone” Continue reading

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From the Space Bar to Space Exploration: Information, References, and Resources So That You Can Boldly Go

If you read the title, then you probably understand what is going to be included in this post. Just to clarify however, what you should expect is a bunch of interesting and hopefully useful resources in various formats (apps, software, sites, news outlets, etc) if you want to continue exploring the ‘verse outside of this… Continue reading From the Space Bar to Space Exploration: Information, References, and Resources So That You Can Boldly GoContinue reading Continue reading

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Want to discover a new planet?

Are you curious about what’s out there in our universe? Have you been wanting to do your own astronomical research? Has it been a dream of yours to discover a new planet? Fear no more! A team of astronomers led by MIT and the Carnegie Institution for Science is now giving the public the opportunity … Continue reading “Want to discover a new planet?”Continue reading Continue reading

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Plate Tectonics on Mars?

Active tectonic activity, as opposed to past and currently extinct activity, was thought to be limited to Earth among the terrestrial worlds. Tectonic plates on Earth cause activity such as earthquakes and volcanoes as well as mountain-building as they move atop the asthenosphere and recycle geological materials. However, UCLA scientist An Yin discovered evidence of plate […] Continue reading Continue reading

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The Path to Online Voting

I’ve only recently begun working on my paper, but it has proved to be much more interesting than I originally anticipated. Online voting is such a relevant and current issue, as it very well could be widely instituted in the near future, and it has such large implications. It is basically a distillation of the […] Continue reading

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Warp Drive

Before we can achieve interstellar travel like it appears in science fiction, scientists must make huge leaps and develop a way to exceed the speed of light, as well as a way to work around the issue of spacetime and … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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NASA’s Collaborations for Commercial Space Capabilities Initiative

NASA has had a lot of success with their commercial space flight initiatives, and so is looking to branch out and extend offers to work with US private enterprises to offer more, new commercial space experiences. NASA is looking for … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Retinal transplants and welcomes

To all professors, students, and online passers-by: You are now reading the first in a semester-long series of blog posts chronicling my descent into the academic lair that is science fiction. Sitting at the interface between two areas of human knowledge seemingly distant and incapable of crosstalk as science and literature, science fiction exhibits a […] Continue reading

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Approaching the Archives: a Librarian’s Perspective

“Every archive is different,” says Deborah Lilton, the librarian for the departments of English, Theatre, and African American Studies here at Vanderbilt University. “Really, the only thing they all have in common is that you can’t take anything home.” As … Continue reading Continue reading

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