Brian Lee

Class of 2012


  • How Things Work: Stars

    Stars have been an object of human wonder ever since the beginning of civilization, spurring the creation of monolithic monuments to track their movements and countless mythologies to explain their existence. But what exactly are stars, and how do they form?

    SciTech | September 20, 2010
  • How Things Work: Microwaves

    We love the microwave. It’s the hunger-squashing, late-night savior: Just pop in some food, and any appetite will be satisfied. It also saves time and effort, eliminating oven preheat time or any need to adjust gas settings. The microwave is a reflection of today’s busy world: instant gratification.

    SciTech | September 13, 2010
  • HealthTalk: Stroke

    Blood flow is undoubtedly crucial for survival, and when it is interrupted in our body’s most vital organ, the brain, this can lead to disastrous results. Blood supplies nutrients and oxygen to the brain, which uses a disproportionally high amount of the body’s energy. According to, when the flow of blood is interrupted to any part of the brain, it i...

    SciTech | September 13, 2010
  • HealthTalk: Muscle Memory

    Muscle memory is something that probably everyone takes for granted, but rightly so — it is an unconscious effort to remember how to perform tasks that have been repeated multiple times.
    The classic example of muscle memory is remembering how to ride a bike, but simpler, everyday tasks also involve muscle memory: typing, writing, throwing a ball, or brushing teeth.

    SciTech | August 30, 2010
  • Slick technology facilitates devastating BP oil spill cleanup

    Cleaning up the largest marine oil spill in history is no easy task, and the public is still uncertain as to whether the ongoing cleanup has been successful. However, one thing is for certain: The cleanup would not have been feasible without the help of advances in oil spill technology.

    SciTech | August 23, 2010

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