Author: Cortney Cavanaugh

Mimicking Electric Eels to Provide Power to Medical Devices

Mimicking Electric Eels to Provide Power to Medical Devices

While the shock of an electric eel sounds like more of a medical nightmare than a fortunate asset, researchers at the University of Michigan were inspired to simulate the power of these slick creatures in hope of creating power sources for a variety of medical…

The Curious Life of Plants: Exploring the Science within the Garden Walls

The Curious Life of Plants: Exploring the Science within the Garden Walls

The science that plants rely on goes far beyond photosynthesis, the familiar process where plants use sunlight to help make food. In honor of spring’s pending arrival, it’s time to delve into three, unique cases where science influences the plants that color our lives. The…

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: How Mirror Images of Molecules Affect Our Daily Lives

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: How Mirror Images of Molecules Affect Our Daily Lives

All we know around us is constructed of atoms that are connected to form molecules. The types of atoms and their arrangement can change the function and characteristics of these molecules. In some cases, two molecules that are made of the same atoms can have…

A Dinosaur “Tail”

A Dinosaur “Tail”

What happens when scientists get their hands on the remains of a dinosaur encased in ancient amber? Fortunately, life doesn’t imitate art to the extent to which we should be concerned about the potential pitfalls associated with an amusement park filled with revived, prehistoric beasts.…