Science and Tech

3 Unexpected Ways We Are Fighting Disease with Technology

Introduction Medical science may be the first and primary line of defense modern society has against dangerous diseases, but other types of technology also play an important role in prevention, containment, and treatment. Since mitigating the impact of infectious pathogens often depends largely on public and personal behaviors, technology is particularly valuable when it comes…

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Nanocomposite materials can pave the way for fusion power plants

On the theoretical level, fusion, the process that fuels the sun, can provide unlimited clean energy for humanity. However, fusion-based power plants have seemingly been out of range from the realm of practicality, simply because scientists are not aware of many materials that could survive the punishing conditions concocted inside a fusion nuclear reactor. But…