White House OSTP Nomination

On August 23, the Senate Commerce, Transportation, and Science Committee held a confirmation hearing to evaluate President Trump's White House Office of Science & Technology (OSTP) nominee Dr. Kelvin Droegemeier as the next Director of the White House OSTP. While Dr. Droegemeier's nomination has been championed on both sides of the aisle, it is long …

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

When it comes to innovative federal research, you can look no further than the work conducted at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). A federal agency that was first created after the launching of Sputnik have led to massive breakthroughs. Technologies that we used today, like the Internet, GPS, and automated voice recognition, were …

Gene Sequencing

The field of Molecular Biology has made major bounds and leaps in the quest to understand the code of life. After James Watson and Francis Crick discovered the structure of DNA, the next task was to determine what was the precise order for the genetic code in living cells. Not only would this unlock the …

Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence: The Quest for Finding Life Among the Stars

One of the greatest questions in science is this simple notion..are we alone in the universe? For billions of years, Earth has been blessed with the ability to host life and allow the human race to prosper. Now that mankind has explored space, one has to wonder if there are signs of life outside the …

PA 18th Congressional District

One of the more heated 2018 elections is the upcoming Congressional Seat, the PA 18th District, formerly held by Congressman Tim Murphy. Murphy, who held the seat up until this year, had resigned due to his extramarital affair that has left the seat vacant. The PA 18th Congressional District is situated south of Pittsburgh. During …

Space Travel: Mankind’s Next Frontier

On October 4th, 1957, the Soviet satellite, Sputnik, was launched into space and became the first manmade object in space. At that moment, the space age was born. Both the United States, and the Soviet Union, engaged in a race to push the boundaries of mankind's potential to reach for the stars. With advancements in …