Josh Andah SciTech Editor

Class of 2020

Articles

  • SciTech Briefs

    Earliest evidence of life on Earth found in rocks in Canada

    SciTech | March 6, 2017
  • Space tourism has become a reality thanks to startups

    It seems tourism is exploring its final frontier: space. In late 2018, SpaceX will place two tourists in its Dragon capsule and slingshot them around the moon. The journey will take seven days. Another startup, World View Enterprise, will lift customers up into the stratosphere on hot-air balloons. At such a height, tourists could gaze down at the Earth’s continents and curvature, or directly up a...

    SciTech | March 6, 2017
  • SciTech Briefs

    Seven Earth-sized planets found at nearby dwarf-star

    Seven Earth-like planets have been found orbiting a dwarf-star called TRAPPIST-1, 40 light-years away. The planets possibly contain oceans of water, meaning they could host extra-terrestrial life. The planets were discovered by an international team of astronomers, led by Michael Gillon of the University of Liege in Belgium, that studied...

    SciTech | February 27, 2017
  • Science rally held in Boston to oppose Trump's "anti-science" rhetoric

    Hundreds of scientists congregated to protest President Trump’s “anti-science” rhetoric on Sunday, Feb. 19. They demanded that he begin tackling climate change instead of ignoring it and overturn his gag-orders on the Environment Protection Agency (EPA). Others were present to protest Trump’s selection of Scott Pruitt to head of the EPA. Pruitt has previously been publicly opposed to the EPA and e...

    SciTech | February 27, 2017
  • Synthetic nanoparticles achieve complexity level of proteins

    Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University showed that nanoparticles can achieve similar complexity to that of protein molecules. This potentially opens the window to the production of more robust medical drugs, computer processor chips, and materials. Rongchao Jin, a chemistry professor, conducted the study in his lab where the complex nanoparticle structures were made. Nanoparticles are one to on...

    SciTech | February 27, 2017