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  • Puerto Rico governor, Musk talk to rebuild power grid

    After over three weeks since Hurricane Maria battered Puerto Rico, more than 80 percent of the affected populace remains without electricity or power. In some areas, critical patients from hospitals had to be evacuated to the Navy’s East Coast Medical Ship, after generators failed. The current estimates for rebuilding Puerto Rico’s destroyed power grid approximate that it would take at least [six ...

    SciTech | October 16, 2017
  • 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology awarded to scientists studying relation between circadian rhythms and light

    The 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded to Jeffrey C. Hall of the University of Maine, Michael Rosbash of Brandeis University, and Michael W. Young of Rockefeller University for their studies of the biological clock. According to The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, the three scientists “[were able to peek inside our biological clock and elucidate its inner workings. Their dis...

    SciTech | October 9, 2017
  • Apple’s Face ID paves way for police abuse and surveillance

    The Fifth Amendment has been rendered obsolete. Apple’s new Face ID is an example of human ingenuity but one that raises a whole host of questions about our privacy and mass surveillance.

    Forum | October 2, 2017
  • Free speech protects unpopular opinions, not dangerous ones

    A star NFL quarterback has been blacklisted for daring to protest the national anthem on behalf of a minority community. Violence has erupted on college campuses all over the country in response to ‘alt-right’ rallies and controversial speakers such as Milo Yiannopoulos. A Harvard-educated Google employee was fired for writing a manifesto saying women are biologically inferior to men.

    Forum | September 18, 2017
  • How Things Work: AR is coming to the latest iPhone and millions of people

    "Yin-Yang", "dorky tech", "futuristic", "impossible", and "amazing potential" are all terms used to describe two major developments in technology — Augmented and Virtual Reality. Augmented Reality (AR) has captured the fascination of many the world over in fields such as medicine, sci-fi, engineering, communication, and entertainment. Virtual Reality (VR), on the other hand, is a somewhat recent i...

    SciTech | September 18, 2017