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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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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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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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Quantum Computing Is Threatening Traditional Encryption

Ever since the whistle-blower Edward Snowden revealed the nefarious plots used by the NSA to spy on citizens, people have been pushing for stronger security and encryption of their personal data. In 2014, Apple, a company well-known for its stance on customer privacy, released iOS 8 in response to the …

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The Pacemaker Powered by the Heart

First implemented in 1960, the pacemaker is an essential invention for over 3 million people worldwide with over 600,000 more people becoming dependent on them annually. In the body, the pacemaker is a device that regulates the heart by emitting electrical signals. However, this device’s need for a battery to …

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