Month: July 2021

Chinese space station prepares to host 1,000 science experiments

China launched the core of its space station in April and sent three astronauts in June. But while the space station is unlikely to be finished until late 2022, there is already a long line of experiments from around the…

Chinese space station to host 1,000 science experiments

Chinese astronaut Nie Haisheng works inside the Tianhe module.Credit: Jin Liwang / Xinhua / eyevine China launched the core of its space station in April and sent three astronauts in June. But while the space station is unlikely to be…

The “pit of despair” was one of the most unethical experiments in modern science

In a quest to understand the nature of depression and loneliness, an influential scientist in the late 1960s devised a scientific apparatus more akin to a monkey torture apparatus. The experiment was developed by American psychologist Harry Harlow in hopes…

Don’t be surprised if EmDrive experiences never work

Every few years, the “EmDrive”, a proposed method of generating rocket thrust without any exhaust, hits the headlines. Each time, everyone wonders: could that be it? Could this be the technological leap to revolutionize space flights? Don’t hold your breath….

Hands-on experiences keep students sharp during the summer months

Camp Invention is a national STEM summer camp for students from Kindergarten to Grade 6. The program has been in Coshocton since 2009 with Coshocton camps and Warsaw primary schools. This year’s mods included building solar-powered robots, a duck launcher,…