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Superbugs: The Unseen Threat

What are superbugs? Superbugs are bacteria and viruses that are resistant to antibiotics and other medications, and they pose a serious threat to our livelihood since they are extremely difficult to eliminate, having rendered most treatments ineffective. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every year in the United States, …

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AeroMobil: The Flying Car of the Future

For decades, the future has been depicted with new and innovative technology — flying cars, conscious machines, and resurrections of extinct species. As science advances, this future is starting to become a reality. Aeromobil, a small Slovakian firm, has recently announced that their new flying car will be made commercially available …

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Enceladus, Saturn’s Moon, Could Sustain Life

While the Hollywood film industry fantasizes about life beyond Earth, NASA just proved it may not be just a fantasy for long on Enceladus. Enceladus, Saturn’s moon, was found to contain hydrogen after a 12 year investigation by Cassini spacecraft. Hydrogen is one of the main elements needed to support …

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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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Newly Discovered Continents: Zealandia and Mauritia

At some point in our elementary school careers we’ve sung the continents’ names to memorize all seven of them. But now another question has arisen: how would Zealandia and Mauritia fit in? Zealandia Researchers found new information to confirm that New Zealand and some small islands sit on Zealandia. It …

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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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Surgery Training: A New Application for Augmented Reality

 The field of augmented reality (AR) technology is rapidly expanding. In July, the launch of the AR smartphone game Pokémon Go put this technology into the hands of ordinary people. And yet, it exists beyond the realm of gaming with exciting new applications that possess the ability to improve day-to-day …

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The War on Malaria: Genetic Engineering

Malaria has ravaged the Sub-Saharan region for over 300,000 years, causing 438,000 deaths each year. Mosquitoes carry the Plasmodium parasite, spreading them from person to person with each bite. The disease typically presents itself in fever, chills, and vomiting, while the more serious infection of P. falciparum can lead to …

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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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Two Electric Giants: Tesla and SolarCity

Tesla has always been a revolutionary, but recently the company took their dedication of creating clean, energy-efficient solutions to the next level with a merger with SolarCity, a solar company based in San Mateo, CA. That’s not far from Silicon Valley, Stanford, and UC Berkeley, the tech giants of the …

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