Liza Saguto

Liza Saguto is a freelance science communicator based in Southern California. Her blog Beyond The Petri Dish covers a variety of science topics. Liza's favorite subject to write about is space exploration.

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Here Come the Tricorders
a year ago
Despite advances in medicine, access to medical care remains an obstacle for many. Cost, transportation, and even the availability of healthcare are all barriers preventing many from getting the care they need. But what if there was a device that could provide medical care almost anywhere on the planet or even off it? Fifty years ago, Star Trek introduced small, hand-held devices called tricorders that could do almost everything from determining the content of a strange substance to help doctors...
Who Is Rocket Lab?
2 years ago
For decades the dream of going to space has remained that, a dream. In the world of science and technology, only a few were able to explore this frontier. But with the emergence of lower cost small satellites and increasing opportunities to reach space, a new era of smaller rockets has emerged to carry these small satellites to space. One of these companies is Rocket Lab. SmallSats and CubeSats are satellites that are much smaller than traditional satellites. SmallSats come in a variety of sizes...
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory Wants to Welcome You to the Center of the Universe
2 years ago
On the floor of the Spaceflight Operations Facility at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory there is a plaque that boldly proclaims: “The Center of the Universe.” With large screens on the wall displaying...
Crowdfunding Science
2 years ago
Scientific discovery has always required extensive resources and large purse strings. But with decreasing sources of funding, getting a project off the ground can be daunting. Grants often require som...