Posts Tagged: technology

Machine Learning: An Intro

Machine Learning: An Intro

We are living in a world where the amount of data we can access is monumental. But while having access to a large amount of data is great, having the tools to analyze and draw conclusions out of it is extremely important. Otherwise, we end up with a pile of information which is unusable. That’s… Read more

Blue Light: The Sleep Killer

Blue Light: The Sleep Killer

Sleep is pivotal for every human being. Whether you are an adult or a teenager, a good night sleep can provide increased cognitive reasoning, wider attention span, and simply a good feeling to tackle the day. However, there are many ways in which we can get a lack of sleep or even a bad sleep…. Read more

Supermachine: How AIs Are Changing the Pharmaceutical Industry

Supermachine: How AIs Are Changing the Pharmaceutical Industry

The life of a potential drug is rockier than the life of an aspiring pop star. Out of the ten to the sixtieth number of potential drugs in the universe, it must be one out of thousands excavated by the chemist. It must then claw its way to the top by surviving brutal clinical trials along… Read more

Semiconductors: Waveguides and Technology

Semiconductors: Waveguides and Technology

Technology has been improving at a quick rate compared to the centuries before; our smartphones have much more power than supercomputers made decades ago. Although this is true, the semiconductor industry has to come up with new ways to improve current technology. We’re reaching the smallest we can make components that make our devices work. One way researchers… Read more

An Emerging Field in STEM, Data Science

An Emerging Field in STEM, Data Science

What is Data Science? For a long time now businesses and organizations all over the world and in just about every discipline  were certain that whatever it is that they did, they could be doing it much better if only they had more information. What kind of information? All kinds; what kind of consumers are… Read more

Twitching While Falling Asleep? Here’s Why

Twitching While Falling Asleep? Here’s Why

Have you ever been jolted awake by the feeling of falling off a cliff right before you’re about to fall asleep? Or perhaps your body shook uncontrollably as you were closing your eyes? There is a very high chance you might have—in fact, about 70% of people have experienced this at one or multiples times in their lives. Sudden, involuntary… Read more

A Future with No Cracked Phone Screens

A Future with No Cracked Phone Screens

Before leaving the house, one item I always carry with me is my smartphone. Oftentimes, it is shielded with a case and a screen protector to prevent external damage. For most smartphone users, the idea of dropping their devices and watching it shatter into fragments is almost unbearable. Smartphones are primarily comprised of the element… Read more

Facebook: Protecting Users from Themselves

Facebook: Protecting Users from Themselves

Social media has become intertwined with most aspects of the lives of today’s teens. Suicide and self-harm are not excluded from this. More and more young adults have posted suicidal messages on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Live.me. This past January, Naika Venant, a 14-year-old from Florida, died of suicide and broadcasted it on Facebook… Read more

The Effect of Outdoor Time on Our Vision and Preventing Myopia

The Effect of Outdoor Time on Our Vision and Preventing Myopia

Your mom might actually be right when she tells you to drop the remote control and to head outside. Studies have shown that individuals who spend more time indoors tend to develop vision problems linked to myopia. Myopia, also known as nearsightedness, occurs when the distance between the cornea and the retina is too long…. Read more

Diabetes and Math Integrate for a Cure

Diabetes and Math Integrate for a Cure

Diabetes is a disease characterized by either the inability to produce insulin or use insulin correctly. Insulin is a hormone produced by the beta-cells of the pancreas. It is released when blood glucose levels are high and is used to help cells take up and store glucose. In Type I diabetes, the body is unable… Read more