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Long Lost NASA Satellite Found by Amateur Astronomer

Long Lost NASA Satellite Found by Amateur Astronomer

Kieri Karpa, Head Layout Manager

February 21, 2018


Filed under Science & Technology

Scott Tilley, an amateur astronomer, was searching space with his radio equipment and detected something interesting on January 30, 2018. His radio equipment picked up a signal from the Imager for Magnetopause-to-Aurora Global Exploration (IMAGE) satellite, a lost NASA satellite. NASA lost contac...

SpaceX Successfully Tests Falcon Heavy Rocket

Alex Elchev, Section Editor

February 14, 2018


Filed under Science & Technology

SpaceX successfully launched the Falcon Heavy rocket for the first time on February 6, 2018. The rocket was successfully launched from Kennedy Space Center in Florida, carrying SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk's’ 2008 Tesla Roadster as its cargo, with plans to put the car into orbit around Mars...

Fitness and nutrition tips for healthy living

Fitness and nutrition tips for healthy living

Kieri Karpa, Head Layout Manager

February 13, 2018


Filed under Science & Technology

As the holiday season comes to a close, many people are looking to get into better shape and lose some weight. These tips for exercise and nutrition have been scientifically proven to be what works best to make an overall healthier you. Exercise: Above, Junior Tyler Myrick-Loveless and Senior Liz...

Malala Yousafzai Teams with Apple to Support Girls’Education

Malala Yousafzai Teams with Apple to Support Girls’Education

Olivia Bratton, Copy Editor

February 6, 2018


Filed under Science & Technology

Malala Yousafzai, the inspiring advocate for equal rights, is teaming with Apple’s cooperation to make an even bigger impact on social injustice. Apple has teamed with the Malala Fund as the organization’s first laureate partner in hopes of expanding support for girls’ education worldwide. The fund, established by Yousafzai and her fathe...

Computer Chip Problems Leave Millions of Computers Vulnerable

Computer Chip Problems Leave Millions of Computers Vulnerable

Anna Levin, Co-editor of Kiss & Tell

January 24, 2018


Filed under Science & Technology

A group of security experts have discovered two major flaws affecting the microprocessor, or brain, of nearly every computer. The flaws, labeled Meltdown and Spectre, were discovered on Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018 by a group of cyber security experts. Both Meltdown and Spectre are vulnerabiliti...

How Bitcoin Works

How Bitcoin Works

Alex Elchev, Section Editor

January 12, 2018


Filed under Science & Technology

Bitcoin dominated headlines in 2017, but how does it work? Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency, commonly called coins, a form of money only exchanged on the internet that has no physical form. While it holds value in physical currencies like US dollars for trade purposes, bitcoin does not have any i...

Geneticists Develop Better Christmas Trees

Geneticists Develop Better Christmas Trees

Kieri Karpa, Layout Manager

January 5, 2018


Filed under Science & Technology

The modern Christmas tree isn’t natural. Almost all commercialized plants go through some form of genetic manipulation. From breeding to DNA manipulation, the modern Christmas tree is no stranger to the science of genetics. Started by the Specialty Crop Research Initiative Grant in 2012, Christmas Tree Gen...

Research Mounting Against Early School Start Times

Research Mounting Against Early School Start Times

Olivia Bratton, Copy Editor

January 4, 2018


Filed under Science & Technology

Students are constantly wishing to gain more sleep on school days, and now there is scientific evidence behind their pleas. According to the 2014 School Health Policies and Practices Study, 93 percent of high schools in the U.S. begin before 8:30 a.m. High schools nationwide start their days at drastically e...

Voyager 1 Thrusters Fired After 37 Years

Voyager 1 Thrusters Fired After 37 Years

Anna Levin, Reporter

January 3, 2018


Filed under Science & Technology

The first man-made object ever to make it to interstellar space has been dormant for 37 years, until now. For the last 40 years, the Voyager 1 has been floating through space, communicating information back to NASA. With the use of thrusters, the spacecraft can be turned and oriented so that an ant...

Pepsico Orders 100 Tesla Semi Trucks

Robert Sterner, Advisor

December 18, 2017


Filed under Science & Technology

Pepsico placed the largest order to date with a deposit on 100 of Tesla’s newly unveiled all electric semi trucks. Pepsico joins Walmart and Anheuser-Bush in placing large pre-orders for the Tesla Semis. A deposit of $20,000 per vehicle was reported by Reuters. With the full cost of the Tesla Semi ranging ...

FCC repeals net neutrality

Katherine Clark and Claire Sheppard

December 15, 2017


Filed under Politics, Science & Technology, World

On December 14, 2017, the Federal Communications Commission voted to repeal net neutrality by a vote of 3 to 2. In 2015, during Obama’s administration, the net neutrality law was passed to protect Americans from internet companies forcing users to pay to use higher quality services. Now, the Trump administration is preparing ...

How biofuels will change the future

How biofuels will change the future

Alex Elchev, Section Editor

December 11, 2017


Filed under Science & Technology

How will the world power the cities of tomorrow? The United States alone uses almost 20 million barrels of oil every day, and along with coal and natural gas, it provides 85% of of the energy used around the country, according to the federal Energy Information Administration. While these sour...

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