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Google’s Quantum Computer

Emilio Lee, Photo Editer

November 20, 2019

Google has claim quantum supremacy becomes of Sycamore Computers, for the past few decades, have completely evolved: starting as servers that took up to hundreds of square feet and weighed tons back in the late 40s, computers now fit in the palm of your hand in the form of touch screen phones tha...

Look smarter, be smarter

Look smarter, be smarter

Nic Sloan, Co-Editor

November 20, 2019

   “Smart” glasses have been an awe-inspiring invention among pop culture fans for decades now. Gadgets such as Iron Man’s E.D.I.T.H glasses are inventions the average viewer sees as far from reality. But truth is smart glasses are already available on today’s market, in a variety of brands ...

TikTok Takes Over

Kiana Kraykovic

October 22, 2019

TikTok takes over What exactly is this app?   By Kiana Kraykovic   Millions and millions each day, more and more people are joining this app TikTok. Many compare it to the old and very much missed app Vine. Tik Tok is a platform where those from anywhere in the world can upload...

Scientists use bugs to fight super-bugs

Emilio Lee, Photo Editer

October 22, 2019

   Microorganisms: they are one of the oldest forms of life on Earth and have been here since the beginning when our planet was just another floating rock in the stars. But as time goes on, microorganisms have adapted to the environment like all life. Some of them have adapted so they could live o...

Apple Unveils Incremental Updates to Existing Hardware

September 26, 2019

Phones and credit cards have been around for a while now, but Apple continues to try to renovate these classics, releasing the Apple Card on Aug. 22, and the new iPhone 11 on Sept. 10.  Just as expected, the iPhone 11 camera quality is better than it’s ever been in an iPhone before. Apple described t...

VR takes another leap closer to reality

Nic Sloan, Co-Editor

September 24, 2019

   Almost fifty years ago, hitting a pixel back and forth on a screen became revolutionary, and it also came packed in a 6-foot-tall cabinet. Now today, we can be inside the game, using a device ten times smaller. Virtual reality (VR) has been an up and growing trend for the past few years, and as ...

Apple: Time to Play Fair

Shay Harris

May 7, 2019

Apple requires certain apps to pay a 30 percent fee in order to have access to their in-app purchase system. However, this rule is not applied to every app available on the app store. Uber Deliveroo, Apple Music and several other apps do not have to pay the 30 percent fee, and have access to in-app purchase service...

Scientist photograph microscopic life on Mars

Emilio Lee, Photo Editer

April 23, 2019

For years, men have been looking at the stars above, wondering if we are alone out there in the vast universe. And one of the most fantasized hopes for life in the outer space is our neighboring planet, Mars. Sci-fi entertainment has always played with the idea of Martians coming to our planet, whether f...

Apple’s newest innovation: the Apple “Card” for credit

Apple’s newest innovation: the Apple “Card” for credit

Eli Sorensen

April 23, 2019

 On Oct. 23, 2001, Steve Jobs revealed the original Apple iPod to much surprise and enthusiasm. Tech analysts praised Apple for innovating once again, unveiling a new way to experience portable music in a sphere that was previously crowded with walkmans and cheap MP3 players. Apple’s iPod and its...

Squids can provide eco-friendly alternative to plastics

Squids can provide eco-friendly alternative to plastics

Rosa Maldonado

March 28, 2019

Squids can provide eco-friendly alternative to plastics   By Rosa Maldonado Anyone who has taken a science class from Airica Staley definitely knows plastic is becoming a huge problem for our environment. The good news? Scientists are figuring out how to make new eco-friendly substanc...

E-waste piles up, companies counter

E-waste piles up, companies counter

Eli Sorensen

March 28, 2019

Next time you buy another cell phone, make sure you know what to do with your old one. Electronic waste, or “e-waste,” has become a prevalent side-effect of modern computing and the rise of consumer electronics. As e-waste continues to build up, its consequences continue to become more occurrent....

Musk maintains commitment to electric

Musk maintains commitment to electric

Nic Sloan, Co-Editor

March 26, 2019

The average US citizen emits 6 tons of carbon dioxide every year. That is roughly 12,000 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions per one citizen annually.  With over 253 million vehicles on the road, that is over 1.5 billion tons, or over 3 trillion pounds of carbon dioxide emissions from US vehicles alon...

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