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Megan Ray Nichols is a science writer by day & an amateur astronomer by night (at least when the weather cooperates). Megan is the editor of Schooled By Science, a blog dedicated to making science understandable to those without a science degree. She also regularly contributes to Smart Data Collective, Real Clear Science, and Industry Today. Subscribe to Schooled By Science for the latest news.


How to Safely Dispose of Hazardous Waste

Industry, in general, keeps the country — and the world — running, but there are side effects to these advances, including the generation of hazardous waste. What is classified as hazardous waste, why do we create it, and how can businesses in the UK and EU dispose of it safely?


Bees in Space? Meet NASA's New Robots

Space bees — it's precisely what we need to worry about in 2019. Luckily, experts designed these robotic insects to help, not hurt.


The Science Behind Roller Coasters

They're one of the most popular theme park attractions. Their gravity-defying loops and twists keep visitors coming back again and again.


Why Are Smart Sensors Important to Manufacturing?

You may have a general understanding of sensors, including what they do and why they're important, but smart sensors introduce a new and exciting wrinkle. The manufacturing industry, thanks to Industry 4.0, stands on the brink of one of the most impressive leaps forward since the introduction of steam power -- and sensors are in many ways the heart of it all.


Understanding the Science Behind Airplanes

The number of passengers flying out of UK airports has increased by 27% over the last nine years, and will continue to grow in the coming years. How do the pilots get thousands of tonnes of steel, passenger and luggage off the ground and 30,000 feet in the air? Let's take a look at the science behind aeroplanes and how flight works against the forces of gravity.


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