WELCOME

During a  class discussion over why some texts of science are published in a colorful, intriguing or comic manner, a classmate of mine answered, “Because science can be boring.” 

I am a student of Biomedical Engineering. Why I am a student of Biomedical Engineering is because one day I read an article about pasteurizing and preservatives in an edition of the National Geographic magazine. Why am I still a student of Biomedical engineering?  Because I just read an article about Mosquito DNA in the same magazine.

I have learned about food production, DNA and other science issues in most of my High School classes and I have found it intriguing, but, it has always taken something colorful and reflective to re-affirm my faith in my chosen subject.

Apart from being a requirement for my English class (I hope this sounds as funny without an emoji as it would’ve sounded with one), this website serves as an outlet for me to reflect on the science texts I read and learn from on a daily basis; and simplify all the huge mechanisms I study, to be able realize the magnitude by which they affect the so many little comforts of life we take for granted.

But, this is not just about me…

I am going to ,regularly, update this blog. I will post simplified and vivid articles,videos, pictures or flow charts about simplified scientific knowledge; my reflections on the ethical and environmental impact of various scientific discoveries/marvels and existing technology; also my views on the opinions of other scientists, scientific journalists/publishers or corporate businesses on these technologies and phenomenon like climate change or fuel consumption.

I aim to provide well rounded information about the aspects of science, I choose to highlight, from the point of view of anyone, everyone and everything I can recall, so that anyone who comes across this website may relate to it and judge for themselves what the various implications of scientific development may mean to them.   I will also write about how I feel any organisations or passages I have read are trying to influence the public’s opinion on technology and it’s consequences.

With this I hope that I may interest someone in science and the implications of even our daily activities on various environmental phenomenon. And just maybe interest someone in where we come from and where we are headed as a planet or even universe in scientific terms.

By

Disha Vaswani

Georgia Institute of Technology

 

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