Ergonomics is the practice of designing and organizing workplaces to optimize workers’ capacity, both for productivity and for their health. (Image:  pixabay  /  CC0 1.0)

The Importance of Ergonomics in the Workplace

Ergonomics is the practice of designing and organizing workplaces to optimize workers’ capacity, both for productivity and for their health. It is multidisciplinary and draws from a variety of fields as diverse as industrial engineering, computer science, biomechanics, safety engineering,…

As with any new tech development, there are many questions patients and consumers are asking. (Image:  FDA  via   wikimedia  /  CC0 1.0)

3D Printed Medical Equipment Raises Questions

The world is transforming at breakneck speed, and technological advances are creating changes that seemed impossible less than a decade ago. 3D printers — printers that create a 3-diminensional object from a digital image — have been researched and worked on for…

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New Discovery of Peru’s Ancient Civilization

Two remarkably well-preserved Ice Age sites on the northern coast of Peru have provided a rich record of an ancient civilization that was inhabited by humans nearly 15,000 years ago…

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Don’t Judge a Person by Their Appearance

Similar in meaning to the saying “Don’t judge a book by its cover,” there is an old Chinese saying: “You can’t measure the sea with a pot.” Appearances can be…

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The Importance of Ergonomics in the Workplace

Ergonomics is the practice of designing and organizing workplaces to optimize workers’ capacity, both for productivity and for their health. It is multidisciplinary and draws from a variety of fields…

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The Mathematics of a Perfect Cup of Coffee

Researchers are a step closer to understanding how to prepare a perfect cup of coffee with the help of mathematics. Coffee is one of the most widely consumed drinks in…

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3D Printed Medical Equipment Raises Questions

The world is transforming at breakneck speed, and technological advances are creating changes that seemed impossible less than a decade ago. 3D printers — printers that create a 3-diminensional object from…

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Can We Handle Zika?

One of the latest scares when it comes to diseases is the Zika virus. The disease began with many speculations that have thankfully been ironed out. The fact that it…

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Zhang Heng’s Famous Ancient Chinese Inventions

Zhang Heng (A.D. 78-139) was a Chinese astronomer, mathematician, inventor, geographer, cartographer, artist, poet, statesman, and literary scholar from Nanyang, Henan Province, China. He is noted for many ancient Chinese…

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The Face of China 1,000 Years Ago

A thousand years ago, every city in the world turned pitch black at night, except in China, which was ablaze with bright and cheerful lights. In the evening, most major…

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Discoveries From China’s Bronze Age

One of the greatest discoveries from China’s Bronze Age occurred in 1939 when a bronzeware piece from the Shang Dynasty, dated to be more than 3,000 years old, was found in Anyang…