Kathy Chiapaikeo Staffwriter

Class of 2009


  • Author speaks about edible forest gardens

    Consumers in large cities often hear of Florida-grown oranges or Idaho potatoes. But in a time when the world’s climate is sometimes unstable, city shoppers might find themselves purchasing products grown a lot closer to home.

    SciTech | January 22, 2007
  • Modern Chem

    Move over, protons; scientists at the Department of Energy’s Collider Detector at Fermilab (CDF) discovered two rare types of Sigma-b baryon particles.

    The discovery was made last month, leaving some scientists to question the correctness of the standard thought that the nucleus is made of only protons and neutrons.

    SciTech | November 13, 2006
  • SciTech Briefs

    Lightest notebook PC released

    Japan’s Sony Corp. has introduced the “Type G” Vaio, the world’s lightest notebook PC. It weighs just under two pounds and is equipped with a 12.1-inch liquid crystal display screen.

    This model will run about 12.5 hours on battery and will sell for about 220,000 yen ($1881). At the moment, there are no plans to sell this laptop overseas.

    SciTech | November 6, 2006
  • How Things Work: Hybrid Cars

    In the recent past, people have payed a much higher price for gasoline than before. Some are even reluctant to fill up the gas tank because they might end up spending $30 or $40.

    A gasoline-powered car can usually drive at least 300 miles between refueling, can be refueled quickly and easily, and keep up with traffic on the road.

    SciTech | October 16, 2006
  • Microsoft establishes ETC scholarship

    Upcoming minority science graduates across the country may now have even more opportunities to study at Carnegie Mellon.

    Recently, Carnegie Mellon and Microsoft Corporation joined forces to establish a new scholarship for college graduates planning on studying entertainment technology.

    SciTech | September 11, 2006