By Ramya Chamkeri Since the invention of the first smartphone in 1992 (according to Business Insider), the ability and capacity of a phone has changed significantly. Now, a phone does not only serve the purpose of calling but also texting and browsing the internet, and because of this, phones are used often for day-to-day tasks. … Continue reading Why Making Phone Calls Can Be Dangerous
By Brenna Chen Group project. To some, these two words are connotated with dread, fear, reluctance. To others, group projects bring an opportunity to collaborate and work together, something much more exciting than learning or working independently. Some people thrive when studying in a social environment, while others need to entirely block everything out … Continue reading Social vs Solitary Learning: What Makes Studying Effective?
By Ellie Chen Jumping is an essential component in many sports. Some sports are solely based on how high or far an athlete can jump, and other sports rely on jumping to help athletes gain a better position than their opponents. But how does physics play into jumping? And how can student athletes use physics … Continue reading Athletes on the Physics Behind Jumping
By Shreya Ramakrishnan Walking into a room full of people you don’t know can be one of the most terrifying, yet normal, experiences we all face today. For so long, there was nothing we could do about this awkward situation that we were stuck in. That is, until our savior, the smartphone, came along. Now … Continue reading Smartphones: Savior or Destroyer?
By Andrea Perng On Oct. 8, Google Alphabet announced that it was going to shut down Google+ for consumers as part of Project Strobe, a review of what data would be found through third-party access. Data that was investigated included that of Google accounts and Android devices. The sunsetting of Google+ marks Google’s third failure … Continue reading A sunset for security
By Seth Berger According to Tech Edvocate, machine learning has developed and evolved over the years. Starting off as a rule-based methodology, the concept of machine learning was not taken seriously. However, in recent years, machine learning has become a powerful tool, having become a more data-driven method, something only possible through the enormous amount … Continue reading Machine Learning: The Future of Education
By Janya Budaraju When you hear the phrase ‘conspiracy theory,’ maybe you envision a middle-aged, balding man still living in his parents’ basement, posting angry comments on news articles and Facebook posts. Or perhaps you recall particularly bizarre theories, such as the illuminati or the belief that the Earth is flat. You likely picture ridiculous … Continue reading The Causes and Consequences of Conspiracy Theories