Category : Technology

The 7 New and Coolest Programming Innovations

[section_title title=Part2] The programming world never stops developing.  Whether it be from the early stages of Binary to the era of C++ and the eventual emergence of Python and PHP, a scientific historian can look back and marvel at the majestic…

0 Comments / 4194 View / June 11, 2014

What You Need to Know About Crowdfunding

When most people think of crowdfunding, Kickstarter probably comes to mind. The fact is, however, that the general concept of crowdfunding is much more expansive than the model employed by Kickstarter, so let’s elaborate upon the four main types of…

1 Comment / 158 View / June 11, 2014

Why DNA Will Soon Define Healthcare

Whenever I watch commercials for new medical treatments, I’m always shocked by the fine-sized print on the bottom of the television screen. For a fleeting moment, a series of harmful (and, in some cases, fatal) side effects flash before my…

1 Comment / 166 View / June 10, 2014

The NSA’s Conflicting Missions

America’s National Security Agency, the nation’s largest intelligence service, has a problem. It has been given two distinct, and in many cases contradictory, missions. The first is defensive: the NSA is charged with defending America’s networks and infrastructure. The second…

0 Comments / 168 View / June 9, 2014

Unbelievable: Why Americans Mistrust Science

In a 2012 survey by the National Science Foundation, 25% of American respondents answered that the sun orbits the Earth. A recent AP-GFK poll found that as many as 4 in 10 American adults doubt evolution, over half aren’t confident…

17 Comments / 186 View / June 7, 2014

Is It Possible To Control Memories?: A Potential Treatment for PTSD and Alzheimer’s

I distinctly remember the first time I was motion sick. I was nine, and in true nine-year-old fashion, had stuffed four buckeyes into my mouth just as my mom called me to board our flight. Maybe it was the turbulence…

1 Comment / 98 View / June 7, 2014

What iOS 8 means for Apple

Whether you are a tech junkie or just a caveman, it’s no doubt that Apple has been experiencing a “lull” since the passing of the late Steve Jobs.  Innovation has decreased in output (and arguably quality), market power has declined (see…

7 Comments / 286 View / June 6, 2014

What Does the “Carbon Plan” Entail?

In early February this year, scores of protesters, all bundled up in sweaters and thermal hats, gathered outdoors in Oakland, California to contest the Keystone XL Pipeline: a supranational gas pipeline pursued by the Obama Administration.  This movement, inspired by the terror…

11 Comments / 296 View / June 2, 2014

Understanding Osteogenesis Imperfecta

Simon Dharmakirthi, 17, watches a basketball game on his television set with astute perception.  Simultaneously, he cleverly updates his twitter feed and Facebook fan page, providing followers with commentary on the live game.  This casual vignette is one of many…

0 Comments / 437 View / May 21, 2014

Genetic Altruism in the Belligerent Beehive

The increasingly present force of globalization maintains a powerful influence over international politics and relations. In this interconnected age more than ever, worldwide integration of economies and political spheres brings sovereign nations closer, spawning relationships fraught with both harmony and…

1 Comment / 162 View / May 7, 2014