Big Think Launches 10 Under 25
Know an exceptional young talent under the age of 25? Think they would be a good candidate for the web's most engaging global thought forum? Big Think is launching a new series called 10 Under 25 this Friday and we are soliciting nominations from the Big Think community.
Or maybe one of those exceptional candidates is you.
Either way, create an argument for why you or they should be one of Big Think's 10 Under 25. Tape it via webcam and upload it to a Big Think expert page designated for that young expert. The most exceptional among them will be invited to the Big Think studio for an interview this spring.
High schools, colleges, and students themselves are encouraged to submit their nominations for immediate consideration. Please also include a young achiever's profile complete with a summary of their accomplishments and contact information to Zachary at firstname.lastname@example.org. Because at Big Think, youth is never wasted on the young.
What can 3D printing do for medicine? The "sky is the limit," says Northwell Health researcher Dr. Todd Goldstein.
- Medical professionals are currently using 3D printers to create prosthetics and patient-specific organ models that doctors can use to prepare for surgery.
- Eventually, scientists hope to print patient-specific organs that can be transplanted safely into the human body.
- Northwell Health, New York State's largest health care provider, is pioneering 3D printing in medicine in three key ways.
It's a "canary in the coalmine," said one climate scientist.
- A team of researchers discovered that permafrost in Northern Canada is melting at unusually fast rates.
- This could causes dangerous and costly erosion, and it's likely speeding up climate change because thawing permafrost releases heat-trapping gasses into the atmosphere.
- This week, Canada's House of Commons declared a national climate emergency.
One of Stephen Hawking's predictions seems to have been borne out in a man-made "black hole".
- Stephen Hawking predicted virtual particles splitting in two from the gravitational pull of black holes.
- Black holes, he also said, would eventually evaporate due to the absorption of negatively charged virtual particles.
- A scientist has built a black hole analogue based on sound instead of light.
Not every part of a satellite burns up in reentry. Considering the growing number of satellites in orbital space, that's a big problem.
- Earth's orbital space is getting more crowded by the day.
- The more satellites and space junk we put into orbit, the greater a risk that there could be a collision.
- Not all materials burn up during reentry; that's why scientists need to stress test satellite parts to ensure that they won't become deadly falling objects.
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