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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 given us: computers, cell phones, and smart home devices. All of these devices have rapidly developed...

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 it can be useful in terms of the real world. In the past, great mathematicians used to have competitions...

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 – renowned physicians and intellectuals on what they think, how would they answer? How could they respond...

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 as this obscure skill that only the most intelligent people can master, while in reality, it’s...

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 fat diets and lifestyles of our most notable celebrities reign supreme, simple fruits like berries are...

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 safe drinking, however, this is not the case. These technologies require lots of energy and expensive...

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 allowing the passage of electrons) were approximately 6 inches tall but today, they size at a mere ...

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 been proven that this wondrous silk is more than twice as strong as steel. To figure out the actual...

The Truth about Nuclear Reactors

Inside of Nuclear Reactor

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 energy. The risk is too high, or the payoff is not worth the cost. I was one of these people for...

Gene Editing with CRISPR

How CRISPR works

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 have been constant developments since then. CRISPR – Cas9 is based on a natural system used...

The Future of 3D Printing

3D Printed Organ

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 in 2003 and several breakthroughs have been made in the field. Bioprinting is a process through...

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 getting one step closer to a breakthrough in Artificial Intelligence, and AI may be exactly what we n...

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