SCIENCE AND INNOVATION

Star-filled nights have served for generations as a source of inspiration. From songs and paintings to great scientific and technological discoveries. Unfortunately, our generation may be the last to have access to this natural wonder that is the starry sky.

The first step taken by Mexico to take advantage of the benefits of outer space took place at the end of the fifties of the last century when the first SCT-1 (1959) and SCT-2 (1960) rockets were designed, built, and launched -which were a little more than four meters long- under the direction of Engineer Walter Cross Buchanan, Secretary of...

Viruses are small pieces of RNA (ribonucleic acid) or DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid), many are encapsulated in a protein-based envelope known as a capsid, others protect their genetic material with a membrane or envelope derived from the cell they infect and some others also surround their capsid with a cell membrane.

The tea plant (Camellia sinensis) is popular globally for its consumption in infusions, but what benefits does it really have for human health? Academics from the Antioxidants and Functional Foods Laboratory of the Food and Development Research Center (CIAD) tell you more about it.

One of the most important activities of man in his ascent to culture has been the contemplation of the sky, and he has studied the position and movement of the stars even before becoming sedentary. Get to know in detail how the transparency of the sky is measured and enhanced.

It is difficult to imagine our daily tasks, life itself, the Earth, the Cosmos without the light. Our daily activities and responsibilities depend more and more on the New Information and Communication Technologies whose basic functioning depends on the light; writing articles, tasks, and scanning the bar codes of the items we buy in shops and...

Like all inventions, the television responds to the curiosity of various characters, to the collective work in which a Mexican, a native of Guadalajara, stands out among them. His name - Guillermo González Camarena.

How important are crystals in the Universe, the planets, the Earth, life, and everything around us, including the arts and humanities? Crystallography is the main technique by which we can analyze the atomic structure of almost everything, while it is very useful to find out why things behave the way they do.

Working at temperatures close to the material's melting point and spinning hundreds of times per second, while carrying a load equivalent to the weight of a car, the turbine blades of a jet engine must withstand what is possibly one of the most extreme environments any engineered material could face.

The eye is a "capsule" that is basically filled with a liquid known as aqueous humor; when its drainage system becomes clogged, it builds up causing increased pressure inside, damaging the optic nerve. This is usually how glaucoma develops, an eye disease that causes gradual vision loss.