Energy Storage

The first battery was believed to have been invented somewhere in Ancient Mesopotamia, during either the time of the Parthian or Sasanian Empires, and is commonly known as the Baghdad Battery. The time period this encompases stretches from approximately the year 150 BC to 650 AD, long before historians believed human beings understood how to harness the power of electricity in any form. This was the first known example of any kind of energy storage technology, what is now currently one of the most important areas of scientific development being worked on today. The usage of the word battery is far more modern than the Baghdad Battery, having been coined to describe a group of electrical devices by Benjamin Franklin in 1748. Today, the term encompasses any kind of device designed for the purpose of storing energy for use in the future. The term accumulator is also used to describe these devices, but it is not a frequently used part of the common vernacular. The main purpose of energy storage devices is to allow us to convert energy from forms that are difficult to store in the long term into those that do so more easily and cheaply. The most widely used and economically sustainable form of energy storage today is the use of hydroelectric dams. As the world’s supply of fossil fuels and other non-sustainable sources of energy are steadily being depleted, finding more efficient and inexpensive methods to store energy is crucial to our society. Because of the …

Wearable Technology

Wearable technology, also known to many as fashion electronics, refers to electronic devices that can be worn directly on your body or as a part of clothing items. The first wearable technology to be developed and used by many people was made in the 1500s, by Peter Henlein when he created small watches that could be worn as a necklace. Over the next several hundred years, watches remained the only known form of wearable technology, changing from necklace watches, to pocket watches, and finally to wristwatches. Today, there a variety of different forms of wearable technological devices available to the average consumer, used for a variety of different purposes. From hearing aids to calculator watches, wearable forms of new technologies have become more and more popular as time goes on. As the field of wearable technology has expanded, the uses of these wearable electronic devices has expanded as well. For hundreds of years, the only form of wearable devices were watches, simply worn in different styles and fashions. But the sheer convenience of being able to wear your technology attracted the focus of hundreds of inventors and pioneers, all aiming to make it easier to use their electronic devices wherever they want to go. By incorporating their inventions into the daily lives of their consumers so thoroughly, they have changed the way that people view both fashion and technology. As cellular telephones became widely popular and far less expensive to purchase, there were several individuals who worked hard to incorporate …

Climate Change

It is an undeniable fact that human beings have had a drastic effect on the global climate over the last three hundred years, in large part due to the widespread use of coal and other fossil fuels. Global warming is the term used by most individuals when talking about the repercussions of the use of fossil fuels, but it is a misleading term that leads to widespread misinformation about climate change. The effects that the human race have had on the global climate patterns are not so simple as just an increase in temperature. As a result, the use of the term ‘global warming’ simply confuses the general public, and helps spread misconceptions about the changes in weather patterns that scientists predict will occur in the near future. However, it is useful when discussing climate change as a catch-all term for the negative effects on climate patterns caused specifically by people rather than natural phenomenon. For this reason, it is commonly used by many individuals when they are attempting to inform the general public about what damage will be done to the environment.   The most important factor contributing to climate change is a dangerous buildup of greenhouse gasses like CO2 in the atmosphere, which has been exacerbated by the use of fossil fuels across the world. Since the beginning of the industrial revolution, and the adoption of the use of coal as a source of energy, large amounts of carbon dioxide have been released into the atmosphere. While this …

Nanotechnology

Nanotechnology is a term used to refer to any form of technology that operates on the smallest of scales, from the level of atoms, molecules, or groups of molecules. The earliest use of the term nanotechnology came from science fiction, and was used specifically to refer to technological devices that allowed human beings to manipulate matter on the atomic and molecular level in order to create anything. A good example of this form of nanotechnology is the fictional devices called Fabricators on the Star Trek television show, which allowed users to simply request an item be created for them. Today, the term nanotechnology refers to a wide field of study, and has for this reason been broken down into many different subcategories. More importantly however, nanotechnology is no longer solely relegated to science fiction, but has become an accepted part of scientific fact. The field of nanotechnology was first theorized in the late 1950s by Richard Feynmen, when he described the possible development of technology that could manipulate atoms directly in order to create large scale objects. The term ‘nanotechnology’ itself was not actually coined for another couple of decades, by the Japanese scientist Norio Taniguchi. In the 1980s, nanotechnology became something scientists across the world began to actively start to attempt to develop, but progress was slow until the dawn of the twenty first century. Governments across the globe began to allocate funds and attention toward the development of nanotechnology because it had become a goal that appeared to …

Total Nutrition Technology

Founded more than ten years ago by Lourdes McAgy in Leesburg Florida, Total Nutrition Technology is a company that aims to improve the health and lifestyle of all our customers. First and foremost, Total Nutrition Technology is known throughout the world as a designer, a producer, and a distributor of food and nutrition products. As the company has expanded over the years, this goal and the methods we use to reach them has remained the same, even as our business has grown further and further. Today, we work with private companies and public organizations alike, offering a variety of services related to the production and distribution of health and wellness products. Total Nutrition Technology does far more than simply develop and sell our trademark foods and products. A large part of our business involves helping entrepreneurs looking to break into the nutrition technology field develop their own products and make a name for themselves with our support. Our Research and Development division gives our customers the opportunity to create their own nutrition products, and helps guide them through the lengthy process from start to finish. For a reasonable fee, we will help you develop your product and guide you through the certification and design processes necessary when designing a product like this. We have fourteen years of experience in developing our own health and wellness products, and we will use it to guide you through the necessary steps you must undertake before you can start selling your product. If you …

Queen Honey

For nearly eight thousand years, human beings have been working to harvest honey, scavenging it from beehives across the world. We have used it for a wide variety of purposes, not simply eating it for its distinctive sweet taste. In ancient Egypt, it was often used as part of the process of embalming dead bodies of the citizens. Honey plays a significant role in India and has for most of recorded history. In Hinduism, honey is considered to be one of the five elixirs of life used during several different rituals of the faith. The sweet substance also plays a significant role in the history of Judaism, a symbol of the new year used in several different traditional dishes and mentioned frequently in the Torah. Islam has traditionally regarded honey as a medicinal substance used for treating several different afflictions and injuries. It was common in many other ancient civilizations as well to use honey not just as a delicious ingredient in food, but also for healing wounds and illnesses. While there has never been conclusive research done on the efficacy of its use as medicine, it remains an important part of folk medicine tradition to use honey for the treatment of burns and other skin conditions. It is likely that this has proven effective over the years because of honey’s odd properties. Most microorganisms do not grow inside of honey, which helps keep wounds clean and uninfected. As a result of this property, honey does not ever spoil or …

Why “Branding” Is Important For Your Business

Branding is a term that is used to describe a marketing technique used by a company in order to create a symbol, name, or image that is commonly known by the general population to be synonymous with the company itself. One easy example of this is the symbol of the Nike company, their famous ‘swoosh’ as it is known. It is an elongated check mark symbol in white with a black background to highlight it. This symbol is, throughout every country in the world, has become synonymous with the Nike corporation. That is branding in action. Branding is one of the most important marketing strategies available to any company in any corner of the globe. It not only distinguishes your company from your competition, but it also helps customers and anyone who sees it remember your business. Branding is about more than just the symbol or image itself. However, it does more than just help make your company farm more memorable. It allows you to create a representation of who you are as a business and what you offer that your competition cannot. Branding encompasses more than just the logo of your company, it includes the reputation of your business as well. The ‘swoosh’ is synonymous with the Nike corporation, but what do people associate the Nike corporation with in their minds? When I think about Nike, my subconscious thinks about words like excellence, athletics, running, and victory. This is because of the way that the brand is marketed and …

Macroeconomics

The study of economics emcompasses such a wide variety of different but interconnected fields and industries that it is necessary to divide it into smaller subjects under the umbrella of economics as a field of study. The same as mathematics includes a variety of more specific subjects such as calculus and geometry, economics contains several categories within it that merit their own classification as a specific subject to be studied. The two most well known and studied of these specific subjects are the study of Microeconomics and the study of Macroeconomics. The difference between microeconomics and macroeconomics is fairly simple, and can be found in the prefixes of the words themselves. Micro comes from the greek word mikros, meaning “small”, while Macro comes from the greek word makros, meaning large. So as should seem obvious to most, microeconomics is a term that refers to the study of economics on a small scale while macroeconomics refers to the study of economics on a large scale. So under the umbrella of microeconomics falls the study and analysis of things such as supply and demand for a single product, or personal budgeting. Any aspect of economic study that is focused on a specific individual, product, or company will be considered microeconomic in nature. On the other hand, macroeconomics is less specific and broader in its scope. Macroeconomics involves the study of the economy as a whole. The ‘economy as a whole’ is perhaps too vague as a description of the field of macroeconomics. …

Bravo Shoes

For a long time, the manufacturing and sale of shoes has played an important role in the global economic market. For centuries, learning to make shoes as cordwainers was a respected profession, as skilled craftsmen were few and far between. Industrialization and the globalization of economic activities in all sectors has all but killed the shoemaking profession outside of large multinational corporations like Nike or Adidas. It is incredibly difficult to compete with the name recognition and retail accessibility of these gigantic companies, and as a result, small businesses find it very challenging to break into the shoe industry at all. However, there is still competition and ongoing developments that change the status quo. Bravo Shoes is a small company that has done just that with their innovative approach to designing, manufacturing, and selling their shoes to customers. Less than twenty years old, Bravo Shoes was established in early 2002 by Tom He and his business partners in Los Angeles, California. Over the course of the last seventeen years, Bravo Shoes has become one of the most popular producers of formal shoe wear in the United States. The key to the success of Bravo Shoes is, to a large degree, lays in the quality of the shoes that they are making. As a member of the ASTM, the American Society for Testing and Materials, the quality of the materials used by Bravo Shoes in the production process cannot be overstated. There is a reason that they have been presented with …

Smokin Mary

The sale of alcoholic beverages is one of the world’s largest and most profitable industries, dominating economie across the world. From the beginnings of recorded human history, we have been making and consuming these fermented, alcoholic beverages for fun and for profit. Bartenders have invented a huge variety of different cocktails and mixtures in order to make the alcohol they sell more palatable and profitable. Martinis and pina coladas have become a ubiquitously excepted part of the culture, and almost all people will consume one of these cocktails at some point in their life. They make alcohol taste better, look more appealing, and allow the bartenders to conserve the amount of alcohol they serve to each customer, increasing profits. One of the most popular of these mixed drinks is the Bloody Mary, a cocktail popular in a similar fashion to mimosas, as a drink for breakfast and the early morning social events. At Smokin’ Mary, we sell the finest bloody mary cocktail mix ever invented at retailers across the country. In the past, in order to make a cocktail like a bloody mary, you needed to purchase all of the ingredients yourself and then prepare them properly. This is prohibitively time consuming and expensive, and as a result, cocktails were a kind of luxury item, typically only drunk by the more financially successful classes of our economy. But things have changed over the last century, with the proliferation of large multinational corporations and chain stores. Fresh fruit, vegetables, and spices …