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  • Scientists use Peltier element to cool object without energy

    Of the many things that we learn from our STEM education, there are a few that are as deeply ingrained as reflexes. We know, for instance, that the mitochondrion is the powerhouse of the cell, PV = nRT, nothing moves faster than the speed of light in a vacuum, and that the entropy of the universe is always increasing. We take such truths for granted as the foundations of countless experiments and ...

    SciTech | April 29, 2019
  • Mar-a-Lago arrest is alarming

    On March 30, 32-year-old Yujing Zhang was arrested by Secret Service agents after lying to enter Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort. At the time of the arrest, she was found to have four cell phones, an external hard drive, a malware-infested thumb drive, and two Chinese passports. A later search of her hotel room at the Colony Hotel also revealed nine USB drives, five SIM cards, and $8,000, [as rep...

    Forum | April 22, 2019
  • School of Drama: The Comedy of Errors

    There are some bonds so powerful that neither time nor distance can break them.

    The Carnegie Mellon School of Drama’s production of William Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors, directed by Don Wadsworth, spoke true to this theme, delighting the audience with a hilarious tale of countless near misses, bizarre coincidences, and outrageous scenarios. And, as with any Shakespeare play, there was ...

    Pillbox | April 22, 2019
  • Screen time, even before bed, has little impact on teenagers

    Screens have become an integral part of our lives. Our phones and computers serve a variety of purposes, from browsing the internet, text messaging, and sending Snapchats to completing homework assignments, programming, and playing video games. Often, we spend more time looking at screens than anything else in our day. This is troubling, since it’s been widely accepted that excessive screen time i...

    SciTech | April 15, 2019
  • Underage drinking in college campuses

    There are many things people associate with the college or university experience. Though it varies depending on the individual, most would agree that alcohol has a strong presence on university campuses everywhere, both in the U.S. and abroad. Some even venture to say that underage drinking and alcohol abuse on college campuses is a national health crisis, and the statistics seem to justify that c...

    Forum | April 15, 2019