Liza Saguto is a freelance science communicator based in Southern California. Her blog Beyond The Petri Dish covers a variety of science topics. Liza's favorite subject to write about is space exploration.
Chemistry in a Cup
Brewing the perfect cup of tea is a both a science and an art. From the selection of the tea down to the temperature of the water, these factors can effect the flavor. While there is no lack of tea varieties or tools available, venturing into the exotic world of tea can be daunting for those of us who have only used generic teabags from supermarkets. But it only takes a few simple steps to brew that perfect cup of tea.
Here Come the Tricorders
Despite advances in medicine, access to medical care remains an obstacle for many. Cost, transportation, and even the availability of healthcare are all barriers preventing many from getting the care they need. But what if there was a device that could provide medical care almost anywhere on the planet or even off it?
Who Is Rocket Lab?
For decades the dream of going to space has remained that, a dream. In the world of science and technology, only a few were able to explore this frontier. But with the emergence of lower cost small satellites and increasing opportunities to reach space, a new era of smaller rockets has emerged to carry these small satellites to space. One of these companies is Rocket Lab.
Getting Fit Is As Easy As Joining the Circus
It is the start of a new year, and with it comes resolutions. Many will join traditional gyms while others will start new diets, all in the hopes of getting fit or losing weight. We all know maintaining a healthy lifestyle has been associated with providing many health benefits, but it does take a lot of work and many will give up just a few weeks later.
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory Wants to Welcome You to the Center of the Universe
On the floor of the Spaceflight Operations Facility at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory there is a plaque that boldly proclaims: “The Center of the Universe.” With large screens on the wall displaying data being downloaded from various spacecraft across the solar system and engineers pouring over rows and rows of glowing screens in the darkened room, the Spaceflight Operations Facility resembles a scene from a science fiction film. It is a fitting description as this is the only place on Earth where we can communicate with robotic spacecraft in deep space.
Scientific discovery has always required extensive resources and large purse strings. But with decreasing sources of funding, getting a project off the ground can be daunting. Grants often require some sort of pilot data and preliminary analysis, both of which can be costly. And for those living in countries where funding is scarce, finding any source is incredibly important. Many researchers have begun to look at alternatives, one of these being crowdfunding.