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The History of Computer Science

The History of Computer Science

Varun Patel, Staff Writer April 30, 2020

Computer science, a field that is growing at an astonishing rate, with breakthroughs occurring everyday all across the world. For the average person, the advancements brought upon by computer science have...

The relevance and application of Imaginary numbers

The relevance and application of Imaginary numbers

Aditya Jithesh, Staff Writer April 29, 2020

What do you think about when I say “i”? Most people know “i” to be the square root of -1, and some may even remember it from the quadratic formula. Most people struggle when they are asked how...

A Breakthrough Cancer Drug: Pembrolizumab

A Breakthrough Cancer Drug: Pembrolizumab

Rehan Shah, Staff Writer April 27, 2020

Here is a simple question to ponder, although not the easiest one to provide a response with. Which medical advancements have had the most significant impact on mankind? If we ask a group of world –...

Why YOU Need to Learn How to Code?

Why YOU Need to Learn How to Code?

Varun Patel, Staff Writer April 17, 2020

print(“Why code?”) Coding, Scripting, Programming - whatever you call it, they’re fundamentally the same thing. Over time with our constant consumption of mass media, we’ve begun to view programming...

The Truth Behind Resveratrol And Berries: The Overlooked Fruit

The Truth Behind Resveratrol And Berries: The Overlooked Fruit

Rehan Shah, Staff Writer April 15, 2020

If I told you that consuming a few blueberries, bilberries, cranberries, and grapes a day can improve your overall health quality by a significant amount, it would be hard to believe. In a world where...

Solar Technologies: Paving The Way To A Great Future

Solar Technologies: Paving The Way To A Great Future

Axay Raval, Managing Editor April 13, 2020

Around 783 million, or nearly 1 in 10 people around the world lack access to clean drinking water, according to UNICEF. This number is huge and there are indeed various technologies out there to help provide...

The Rise and Impact of Quantum Computing

The Rise and Impact of Quantum Computing

Srikar Parsi, Editor in Chief April 13, 2020

From the 1960s, computers have been exponentially increasing their power while becoming smaller and more portable. However, we are now close to our limit. In the 1900s, transistors (switches that stop...

Is Spider Silk Really Stronger Than Steel?

Is Spider Silk Really Stronger Than Steel?

Joel Kallarackal, Managing Editor April 13, 2020

The age-old question of whether spider silk is stronger than steel has had received multiple reactions. However, in the last year, scientists have confirmed that spider silk is stronger. In fact, it has...

Inside of Nuclear Reactor

The Truth about Nuclear Reactors

Nishant Nagururu, STEM Editor April 13, 2020

When we think of nuclear reactors, our minds naturally springs to a few different thoughts. Most of us immediately jump to Chernobyl or Fukushima and recoil at any notion of the popularization of nuclear...

How CRISPR works

Gene Editing with CRISPR

Nishant Nagururu, STEM Editor April 13, 2020

There have been several relatively recent medical breakthroughs, but the one with the most potential is easily CRISPR – Cas9. This modern iteration of gene editing first experimented in 2009, but there...

3D Printed Organ

The Future of 3D Printing

Suhas Muthineni, STEM Editor April 13, 2020

Medical breakthroughs are vital to progressing society and saving lives. One of the ones with the most potential for saving lives is the 3D printing of live tissue. Research into printing techniques started...

Artificial Intelligence vs COVID-19

Artificial Intelligence vs COVID-19

Srikar Parsi, Editor in Chief April 13, 2020

The Coronavirus has shaken the world and even though government regulations and medication can prevent the effects of the virus, their slow implementation weakens their effectiveness. Every day, we are...

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