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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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The Impact of Internet Use on Teens

Over the past few years, Internet use has been increasing rapidly among children and adults alike. We all rely on it for everyday purposes, whether it be checking the weather, beating our high score on Candy Crush, or researching information for articles. There is no doubt that one of the …

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Pervaporation: A Solution to the Water Crisis

The lack of drinkable freshwater on earth has been a huge issue for a long time. Only a small fraction of the water on earth, less than 1% to be exact, is drinkable, and over the past few years, there has been a scientific race to find a solution that …

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NASA Looks to Hawaii for Future Martian Missions

In the search for Martian life, NASA turns its gaze to an unexpected swath of rocky landscape in Mauna Ulu, Hawaii. There, at Volcanoes National Park, researchers hope to test new equipment and protocols designed for collecting and protecting biological samples. This is the experiment of NASA’s Biologic Analog Science Associated with Lava Terrains …

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Turning a New Leaf with Phenocarts

The process of examining and inspecting physical characteristics is known as phenotyping.  Everything that’s alive has phenotypes; they make up your appearance.  They’re the color of your eyes, the shade of your skin, and for plants, the height of their stem.  But for farmers and breeders which consist of over one …

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AquaBounty Genetically Engineered Salmon

AquaBounty, a small company based in Maynard, Massachusetts, has been receiving a great deal of attention. That’s because AquaBounty is responsible for designing genetically engineered salmon that get bigger faster while helping the environment. What Does It Mean to Genetically Engineer? We genetically engineer an organism if we modify one or …

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Hope For Our Oceans: Bio-Degradable Six-Pack Rings

Saltwater Brewery, a Florida-based brewing company, along with New York-based ad agency We Believers, have made a revolutionary effort in preserving marine life. Together, they have replaced plastic 6-pack rings with ones that are 100% biodegradable and are also safe for wildlife consumption. These eco-friendly rings are made of wheat …

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The First Ironclad Warship

When we imagine old means of aquatic transportation, our thoughts immediately flit to the old wooden sailing ship. But, surprising as it might sound, these ships were the primary tool of sailing over 150 years ago. Only after the 1860’s did ironclad warships appear. So, how did we get from …

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CUSD Solar Panels

Renewable energy sources are one of the great controversies of the 21st Century. Some Californians, as advocates of renewable energy sources, have connected the current drought with global warming. Others have been less concerned with trying to control the forces of nature, and have been more interested in the practicality …

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