Dr. Jonathan Trinastic earned his PhD in physics at the University of Florida. He is interested in renewable energy technology and sustainable energy policies, as well as living by Ernst Schumacher’s mantra that “small is beautiful.” Read more of Jonathan’s work at his personal blog, Goodnight Earth, and follow him on Twitter @jptrinastic. All views expressed are solely his own and do not reflect those of his employer.
Dr. Jonathan Trinastic investigates four major science policy issues and how the federal government can join scientists in finding solutions.
Skateboarding is physics! Find out what principles of physics a skateboarder uses to appear to defy gravity on the half-pipe.
Surfers seem to be dancing on ocean waves, but what keeps them afloat or moving? Let’s explore the physics at play in this cool sport.
There are potential benefits for everyone when governments support the advancement of solar technology and economic development plans for equitable energy.
Are cities the ideal home for bees? European scientists found that urban bees can have surprisingly good pollination rates. By Jonathan Trinastic Few people would consider cities the ideal home for bees, but what if these dense population centers could provide the means for healthy cohabitation? Scientists from Europe recently examined how bumblebees visit and pollinate flowers across urban and agricultural regions and found that urban areas can have a surprisingly beneficial effect on pollination rates. The reasons behind these results not only provide insight into how cities could be…
Every week, we manage more than 23 exabytes of data. What challenges do researchers face with such an overwhelming information overload?
By 2060, around 98 million people over the age of 65 will be living in the United States. What science can do for the aging brain?
The federal government has a critical role to play in ensuring a smooth transition to a secure and modernized electrical grid.
Cathy Seiler: Why I March for Science The March for Science is this Saturday, April 22. Thousands—perhaps hundreds of thousands—of scientists and supporters of science will take to the streets in Washington, DC, and more than 500 cities in satellite marches around the globe. I will be participating in Bend, Oregon. Why do I march? I march because science is incredible. How cool is it that scientists are working on curing HIV/AIDS with cord blood transplants? How cool is it that science has increased the length and quality of our…