What Makes a Plane Fly?

Airplanes have been around for over a hundred years. Most of today’s planes are powered by jet engines, but did you know that the first plane ever took a flight was a kite? And the first powered flight was a steam-powered helicopter in 1807? There are so many stories of the first airplanes that it’s easy to take them for […]

How Satellites in Space Help Us Communicate

Satellites are one of the most widely used technologies in our daily lives. Satellite technology is incredibly helpful, from our phones to our computers, from our televisions to our car navigation. So, what makes them so useful? Satellites are used to communicate information in several ways. They can be used to send messages, inform people of events, or even to […]

Semiconductors: How They Changed the World 

Semiconductors have been around for a long time, but it was only in the early 20th century when they started being mass-produced. But the true “sapphire chip” moment was in the 1970s when the first silicon-based integrated circuits were developed. Semiconductors are electronic devices that use the flow of electrons through a controlled stream of small, usually metallic, particles known […]