Science & Technology

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New extraterrestrial possibilities found in recent study

The possibility of life beyond Earth has delighted, duped and stupefied humanity throughout centuries. As children, we w...

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Letter calls for more research into artificial intelligence

According to an article published in The Independent, SpaceX mogul Elon Musk and celebrated physicist Stephen Hawking ha...

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Ferroelectrics and non-volatile technologies increasing computer speed

There is no such thing as a free lunch. But for years, that was how computer programmers were able to code. Computer har...

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The imporance of vitamin D in human metabolism

As we enter the dreary season of exams, the sun is hidden behind the clouds and the characteristic gloominess that comes...

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Mineral Spotlight: Copper

Copper is so amazing! It is both an element (Cu on the periodic table) and a mineral. It has a hardness of 2.5 to 3, so ...

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Carbon nanotubes presenting new possibilities for drug delivery

Nanotechnology, dealing with manipulations of atoms and molecules to the billionths of a meter, is an increasingly growi...

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Human genetics and human gut microbiota

Obesity is taking America and many other Westernized countries by storm.  According to the Center for Disease Control (...

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History of the Calvin Observatory

Located up four flights of stairs, through a black locked gate and up a steep flight of metal rungs is the Calvin Colleg...

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DNA computer chip technology

DNA is the best, most efficient and most powerful memory storage unit we know of. All the data necessary to create an or...

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Mineral Spotlight: Dioptase

Dioptase is a gorgeous, intense green mineral that forms in desert regions as a secondary mineral. It has a hardness of ...