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  • Accounting for your life: the basics of trading commodities

    Through different eras of human civilization, gold has been considered a precious commodity, a word synonymous with wealth and used to symbolize status and power. Thousands of years later, nothing has changed, and people continue to seek out gold along with other precious resources like silver and oil.

    Forum | November 4, 2019
  • Using leaves to produce clean gas

    Clean energy is a hot topic in today’s scientific community, with researchers all over the world dedicating herculean amounts of time and effort towards finding innovative and sustainable solutions to fueling future generations. Although the term “clean energy” prompts many people to think about wind turbines, solar panels, and hydroelectric plants, researchers at the University of Cambridge, led ...

    SciTech | October 28, 2019
  • Accounting for your life: managing funds

    Investing in stocks is an expensive venture. Depending on the stocks you’re interested in, the price per share can be well over $1,000. Amazon (AMZN) and Alphabet (GOOG), for example, have a price per share of around $1,725 and $1,200, respectively. To own even one share of these companies would require a nontrivial sum, not to mention 10 or 20 shares.

    Forum | October 7, 2019
  • Magnetic skin and robot soft sensing

    The largest human organ is not the lungs or the stomach, but the skin. Protecting our sensitive internal workings from the elements, our skin serves an important purpose as both a barrier and a vehicle for sensory stimulation, without which we would be literal piles of flesh.

    SciTech | October 7, 2019
  • Accounting for your life: stocks

    There are a lot of symbols, numbers, and terminology associated with the stock market. We frequently hear about how the Dow Jones Industrial Average is performing or where the NASDAQ composite is sitting or whether the S&P 500 is on the upswing. While these numbers mean everything to the floor traders buzzing like caffeinated bees over at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), they don’t do very much...

    Forum | September 30, 2019