Space Force: A New Branch of the U.S. Military

On February 19th, President Trump signed Space Policy Directive 4, (SPD-4), which directed the Department of Defense to create a sixth branch of the military under the Air Force. The purpose of this force would be to "...the United States Space Force would be authorized to organize, train, and equip military space forces of the …

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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 …

Fusion Technology: The Challenge of Harnessing the Sun

In the years to come, energy will be a vital resource to power our homes, devices, and the transportation system. Technological advances in solar power, nuclear energy, and geothermal heating, have provided an abundant amount of options for our energy needs. However, one energy source that is making massive technological strides is Fusion Energy. Unlike …

President Trump’s 2018-2019 Presidential Budget Request: Focus on Science Policy

So begins the kickoff of another round of budget requests through the federal government. President Trump has submitted his Presidential Budget Request (PBR) to Congress for analysis, and hearings, to set a budget for the upcoming fiscal year. A PBR is a useful tool that allows everyone to view legislative, and budgetary, insights into the …

Center for European Nuclear Research

In near absolute zero vacuum, particles are accelerated at the speed of light towards one another in a experiment to understand the very nature of the universe. This is not some piece of science fiction but a real life experiment that is being conducted at the European Union's Large Hadron Collider housed at the Center …

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 …

National Parks: A Gift for Future Generations 

One of the nation's greatest treasure is not found in some museum, or stashed away in a vault, our greatest treasure resides in our National Parks. Every year, millions of people visit these national monuments so as to experience the grandeur that has captivated the public for generations. Yet how did our National Parks come …