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The 21st century will be remembered for the advances in science and technology that have made our lives easier and happier. However, behind the scenes much work is being done to prepare for what could be the next big discovery. One of the most important fields of research is heliosetherapy. Researchers have been working for several years to develop a device that will allow humans to travel to the moon and beyond. In November 2021 the National Space Society and the NASA Office announced that they had reached an important step in this journey by successfully testing a solar-powered heliosetherapy probe.
This technology has been in development since 1998 but it was not until recently that an actual live experience was gained. A Japanese firm, the Toyota Institute, successfully tested a solar-powered, “lander” version of an airbag on a flight. A press release from the organization stated:
“This is the first time that a fully functional solar airbag has been put to such test, as this technology has been decades in the making,” said Professor Sumitomo Yamada, head of the Space Science and Engineering Department at the University of Tokyo. “This is truly ground breaking.”
Although no technology has yet made it to the moon, researchers have been developing better ways to bring solar powered technologies to the surface of the Earth. Some of these technologies are in development right now. Other technologies such as solar thermal collectors and solar collectors that heat an ocean’s water are also being worked on. One of the hopes is to build solar air scrubbers that would allow industries to clean the ocean’s water of pollutants before the water goes back into the ocean.
In addition to making solar panels more efficient; they also will be cheaper to make. The cost of solar panels has been dropping steadily for several years. There are many incentives available if you decide to install solar panels on your property. These incentives are in place to help offset the initial cost of installing the technology; as well as helping you recoup your investment within five years.
Is there room for future space travel?
NASA has plans for a manned mission to an asteroid by 2040. This will be their first ever mission to an asteroid and it will also be the first time that a unmanned mission will land a probe on a asteroid. When discussing this possibility with members of Congress, one member of Congress stated that he did not see a problem with this; as long as it was only one mission. Another member of Congress was not quite as enthusiastic and said that he did not see the problem.
From a scientific standpoint, the topic of global warming is one that receives a lot of attention in the news. Years ago, global warming was a hot topic, but today it is hardly mentioned. One reason for this may be because there is so much scientific data to examine. Another reason could be because man-made global warming is just a theory. Scientists know more about the causes of climate change than anyone else.
Some topics that receive a great deal of coverage in major science news include the search for life outside of Earth. The search for life on Mars, or even on other planets, is currently a big topic. There are a variety of different theories that scientists are exploring in order to find out if there are living organisms on Mars or if they are all alone. Even if there are no organisms, there are questions about how the planet got ready for life. Is it possible that some form of life began on Mars when the planet was in its infancy, or is it that some form of life exists on many planets throughout the universe?
The search for the perfect human colon is also an interesting piece of science news
There are some estimates that say there might be a human being living on Mars in as little as 25 years. Other experts believe that it will take longer, perhaps centuries, for humans to colonize the moon and Mars. Either way, space is still going to be a hot topic in the coming years.
Perhaps the most exciting area of science news to keep up with is research done on the effects of technology on our environment. There has been a lot of controversy surrounding man made pollution in our environment. For example, researchers have discovered evidence that shows cell phones affect wildlife population growth. They argue that the electromagnetic fields from cell phones are causing damage to the DNA in insects and plants. Other areas of research in this area include studying the impact of GM crops on farmers and the food market.