Daily Archives : September 24, 2014

Pushing the Limits of Computation

Modern life runs on computers. We shop on Amazon, store our collective knowledge on Wikipedia, and share our social lives on Facebook. With advances in machine learning, computers can be trained to do everything from recognize faces, to decipher human…

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The Rise of Avant Garde Pianos

As music majors would know, the general piano dates back to the harpsichord which was invented hundreds of years ago.  Since then, the famous Grand Piano became a popular instrument found from large music ensembles to smaller quartets.  While upright…

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What Happened to BlackBerry?

Around half a decade ago, one of the most respected phones was the BlackBerry.  It was designed for work, concentrating on providing adults with modern tools of communication.  But soon, its vision fell short to the growing power of the…

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Honest Activism is a Collective Effort

In late May, the cover of Newsweek featured the title “Sex, Slavery, and a Slippery Truth” in bold, alongside a photo of Somaly Mam- one of the most recognizable anti-trafficking activists in the world. The exposé inside, entitled “Somaly Mam:…

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