Articles (Technology)

Communication Technology: Connecting People?
(Good and Evil)

Although some welcome the Internet as an ultimate solution to everything, others fear its curse. Through this groundbreaking medium, and its related technologies, content and advertising can reach billions of people instantaneously and simultaneously, which for the most part has transformed almost every aspect of our way of life―private, social, cultural, economic and political―to the better.


Are we destined for a Dystopian Tech-Future?
(Good and Evil)

Technology in and of itself is neutral; however, depending on how it is used, it can have positive or negative effects. Some people are quite pessimistic about the future of technological advancement and what it will mean for human development.


Chemistry against Crime
(Chemistry: Our Life, Our Future)

As nighttime descended, the silence was shattered by the loud barks of an agitated dog that led the Crime Scene Investigation team, who collected and preserved samples and potential evidence. Sounds familiar? 

A History of the World’s Future
(The Past and the Future)

With magic numbers such as 2000, 2020, 2222, etc., the years to come have always meant a fantastic world of potential great achievements; yet, prediction is very difficult, especially if it is about the future.


Air Conditioners and the Spread of Viral Infections
(COVID-19 Pandemic)

Air conditioners have become a necessity, especially with global warming; nearly all public places use air conditioners. At this point, everyone wonders: Can air conditioners spread viruses?


Robotic Surgery
(The Past and the Future)

Robotic surgery is a misleading term because it implies that the surgery is performed by a robot; nothing could be further from the truth.


Should Handheld Devices Be Banned for Children under 12 Years?
(Woman and Child)

“Mom, can I download a new game? Please Mom, please type in your password here”. My daughter looks at me with pleading eyes as she thrusts her iPad in my hands, not waiting for my answer.


Safe Injection Technology
(The Past and the Future)

Discovering needles in the 1850s is one of the most significant achievements. Despite the widespread of syringes, they caused many problems. To limit them, scietists have invented new injection methods.


Operating Systems: A Computer Story
(The Past and the Future)

Nowadays, everyone has a personal computer that they can easily use without any special training or knowledge, thanks to the user-friendly operating systems out there. In the past, things were not that easy though.


The Technologies behind Google Assistant
(The Past and the Future)

In the past, only businessmen could have personal assistants; now, thanks to advances in AI, everyone can have an assistant. Can you guess who has helped me research this topic?

Electronic Health Record: a New Era of Healthcare
(The Past and the Future)

Ancient Egyptians offered a huge amount of information recorded on papyrus, teaching us the importance of documentation, especially in the medical field.


Refrigeration: Where to?
(The Big Questions)

Who is not aware of the role of refrigeration? It is the main reason why we are able to preserve food for months without spoiling. In reality, the applications of refrigeration have expanded to include much more. 


Artificial Intelligence between Past and Future
(The Past and the Future)

Each era is characterized by a unique invention or discovery; AI is one of the most important modern innovations that changed humanity's path.

Mind Reading
(Behavioral Sciences)

Science has a great history in studying the brain and trying to understand its secrets; however, it was not until the 1960s when scientists took the first step in reading ideas.

Using DNA for Data Storage
(Technology and Inventions)

With the highly accelerated rates of data, it is expected that data storage devices will not be able to cope with these rates, and an alternative must be found.

The 2019 Nobel Prize in Medicine
(Health and the Human Body)

Three scientists addressed the adaptation of cells to the level of oxygen from a distinctive aspect, until they shared the Nobel Prize in Medicine.


Manufacturing Intelligence
(Technology and Inventions)

Artificial intelligence specialists are becoming more ambitious; they have started developing Artificial Neural Networks, which enable a robot to learn like a human brain.


Telemedicine: House Call Doctors Make a Comeback!
(The Past and the Future)

The impact of telemedicine is expected to transform the future of medicine and healthcare givers in the coming few years, in all areas; how will it do that?


Women Architects: Part Two
(The People of Science: Scientists and Inventors)

Often referred to as the “Queen of the Curve”, Zaha Hadid was frequently described in the Press as the world’s top female architect.


Cancer Below Zero
(Health and the Human Body)

Cancer has remained one of the most bewildering diseases for doctors until a ray of hope has appeared with the discovery of cancer cryotherapy.

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