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Bitcoin: An Explanation

What is Bitcoin? Bitcoin is an online currency invented in 2009 by an anonymous creator under the name Satoshi Nakamoto. This cryptocurrency, or electronic currency, has baffled the majority of the population since it first came into the limelight. Its value has boomed from its original creation, when it was …

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DNA Sunscreen Strengthens Over Time

Constantly reapplying sunscreen during a relaxing beach day is a tedious task that many people dread. Fortunately, scientists have been looking into developing a DNA-based sunscreen that will not only protect your skin, but also become more effective the longer it is worn. How it works: Studies have shown that …

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Genetically Modifying Human Embryos – The Debate

As the twenty-first century progresses, fiction is soon becoming reality. Babies with enhanced traits have been seen on the big screen, but with modern technology, they are coming closer and closer to our reach. Essentially, they would be created through genetically modifying embryos, manipulating the genome of a human embryo …

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The Octobot: A Soft Robotics Breakthrough

Although it may superficially resemble a small and adorable toy, the Octobot, as named by its inventors at Harvard, is a major break through in soft robotics. Most significantly, it is the first completely soft robot, and it is capable of moving on its own. The Octobot contains no hard …

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Japan’s Plans for Space Debris Removal

As technology expands, mankind has managed to litter trash both on the planet and around it. Debris in space has become increasingly problematic lately, so the Japanese space agency JAXA has developed plans for a spacecraft that utilizes a tether to snare and destroy the trash. In this past month, a …

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Deep Learning: The Power of Artificial Intelligence

As we enter the twenty-first century, mankind has gotten closer than ever to producing artificial intelligence, or in simpler terms, machines that are able to think in the same manner that humans do. Deep learning, a form of AI, is essentially data being processed through numerous layers of artificial neural …

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