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  • Twitter bots create COVID misinformation according to pre-print CMU study

    The COVD-19 pandemic continues to sweep through the nation, leaving thousands dead in its wake and forcing Americans to adapt to a new “normal”: one replete with face masks, social distancing, and obsessive sanitation. Yet as deadly and disruptive as the disease is, a quick search on the internet will reveal that Americans are incredibly divided over this issue. Some, understanding the risks of th...

    SciTech | September 7, 2020
  • 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