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Internet of Things

Anna Levin, Reporter

February 27, 2017

Internet of Things Explained Each day, more and more everyday items are changing and connecting to the internet, creating what is called the Internet of Things. In a basic sense, anything that connects to the internet makes up the IoT. Instead of having a whole bunch of random devices, the IoT...

The Bee Crisis

Camille Heck, Reporter

February 27, 2017

What many see as a simple summertime nuisance is actually an incredibly important creature: the bee. However, people soon may not know bees as anything. Bee populations are falling fast, and scientists are concerned about the effects the loss of bees could have on both the environment and the ec...

What’s The Next Big Step in Technology?

What’s The Next Big Step in Technology?

Alex Elchev, Reporter

January 23, 2017

As companies continue to make innovations in their fields, what’s the next revolutionary improvement? When Apple released their first personal computer (PC) in 1977, it began the commercial use of computers, an industry worth billions today. Since then, much smaller inventions have been hailed as...

Global Warming

Global Warming

Anna Levin, Reporter

January 4, 2017

Global Warming is one of the most highly debated phenomenons of the natural world. After the first claim in 1896, many scientists have studied how the emission of greenhouse gases affect the atmosphere. Though many have heard of it, there is a widespread confusion around the idea of global warming. Over the p...

The Bigger the Backpack

The Bigger the Backpack

Jack Goulet, Reporter

December 19, 2016

A long walk to school with all of his textbooks. This high school student’s daily exercise puts a lot of unnecessary weight on his shoulders. Drayer Physical Therapy discusses the good and bad aspects of carrying a bag every day, and if it’s possible to cut-down on the bad while still using the bag f...

James Webb Space Telescope to Launch in 2018

James Webb Space Telescope to Launch in 2018

Joel Neuschwander, Copy Editor

December 15, 2016

What if it was possible to see 13 billion years into the past? That’s the question that will be answered by NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the $8.7 billion telescope that is scheduled to launch into orbit around the sun in October of 2018. Previously known as the Next Generation Space Teles...

Sleepy Science: The real reason you’re tired after holiday meals

Sleepy Science: The real reason you’re tired after holiday meals

Kieri Karpa, Layout Manager

December 7, 2016

With droopy eyes and a full stomach, you lay down for a nap after feasting on a holiday dinner. This so-called “food coma” has traditionally been blamed on an increase in an amino acid called tryptophan, which is an essential component in the sleep-causing neurotransmitter known as melatonin. This increase i...

Artificial Intelligence Raises Questions About Future

Camille Heck, Reporter

December 6, 2016

From emotion-reading apps to delivery drones, today’s world is quickly expanding to accept the concept of artificial intelligence. Ever since the idea of artificial intelligence (AI) hit the news in 1955, it has been a controversial, and to some, frightening, topic. Discovered by Herbert Simon and Allen...

Women Make Strides in Science and Tech

Camille Heck, Reporter

November 29, 2016

Since the days of Ancient Greece, women have been making strides in science. On October 11, 2016, the world celebrated its Eighth Annual Ada Lovelace Day. The premise of Ada Lovelace Day is to celebrate all of the women who work and participate in the fields of science and technology. Ada Lovelace ...

Science Behind Dreams

Science Behind Dreams

Elaina Joyner, Reporter

November 16, 2016

Scientists are trying to understand the brain by studying something we spend one third of our lives doing. Dreams are on the cutting edge of neuroscience and psychological research. Scientists have made strides in the science of dreams, now being able to narrow down the part of the brain that is ac...

The Science Behind Fall

The Science Behind Fall

Shanna Sweitzer, Reporter/ Magazine Layout

November 15, 2016

Cool air, trick-or-treaters, less daylight, pumpkin spice lattes, and leaves changing color. These are all characteristics associated with fall season. Aside from the sweets, why do these changes in weather occur? Why does the air get cooler? Why is there less daylight? Why do leaves change color...

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Battery Explosions Explained

Alex Elchev, reporter

November 10, 2016

The Galaxy Note 7 has had arguably the worst launch of any smartphone ever, but Samsung's bombshell isn’t the first -or the last- dangerous device. Seoul-based news agency Yonhap News first reported on Thursday, September 1st, 2016 that the South Korean electronics magnate had halted shipments amidst rumors of battery explosions. The first reports of expl...

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