Emma Flickinger

Class of 2019


  • Cassini spacecraft plummets into Saturn's atmosphere

    assini, the probe whose 20-year mission to Saturn transformed scientific understanding of the bodies in our solar system, has finished its journey. Early Friday morning, the probe dived into Saturn’s atmosphere, where it rapidly disintegrated due extreme heat and pressure.

    SciTech | September 18, 2017
  • African wild dog packs vote democratically by sneezing

    How do animals that hunt in packs make group decisions? African wild dogs have it gured out: they sneeze.

    SciTech | September 11, 2017
  • Food for microbes found on Saturn’s icy moon Enceladus

    Saturn’s moon Enceladus contains molecular hydrogen, which many microbes use as food, scientists announced this month. And if microbe food is present on Enceladus, microscopic alien organisms could be too.

    SciTech | May 1, 2017
  • AI displays gender, racial bias because of human writing

    Artificial intelligence (AI) can be just as biased as humans, according to a new study by researchers from Princeton University’s Center for Information Technology Policy. The study, published April 13 in Science Magazine, uncovered racial and gen- der bias in a prominent ma- chine learning algorithm — Stanford University’s Global Vectors for Word Representation, or GLoVe, which learns to associat...

    SciTech | April 24, 2017
  • Cassini will fly between Saturn’s rings for first time ever

    The Cassini probe has spent the last 13 years orbiting Saturn at a distance, faithfully gathering data and sending it back to Earth. Now, it is entering the nal stage of its mission, named the Grand Finale, and will eventually plunge into the planet itself.

    SciTech | April 17, 2017

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