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Yellowstone May be Fueled by A Melting Tectonic Plate

Yellowstone May be Fueled by A Melting Tectonic Plate

Jackson Buresh, Science and Technology Editor

March 1, 2018


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A new study suggests that the fuel powering Yellowstone's super volcano may be the result of a melting tectonic plate. Over the course of 17 million years, Yellowstone has moved from Idaho to Wyoming, scientists say. The plate it is moving on is slowly sinking and melting. The melting minerals are fueling...

Self-Driving Car Deliveries

Self-Driving Car Deliveries

Gavin Burnham, Science and Technology Editor

March 1, 2018


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Ford and Postmates are teaming up to make a self-driving delivery car. Ford asked Postmates to test deliveries in their self-driving cars. This news was unveiled at CES 2018 in Las Vegas. Postmates' customers will be chosen randomly to receive deliveries from a self-driving car. There is going to be...

NASA Has Big Plans for 2018

NASA Has Big Plans for 2018

Jackson Buresh, Science and Technology Editor

March 1, 2018


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NASA has been planning for 2018. Their first step is for a rocket named "Orion".  Their first move will be Orion's heat shield, which will be installed in the first quarter of the year. The heat shield will be able to withstand up to 5,000F. By the end of January, NASA will team up with the U.S. Navy...

Pyrolance’s Water Gun

Pyrolance’s Water Gun

Tyler Thompson, Sience and Technology Editor

March 1, 2018


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This high pressure water gun is used by firefighters to put out fires or reduce the temperature inside a burning building. The water gun is capable of cutting through concrete, brick, steel and bullet resistant glass and will continue to disperse water once it has cut through the wall to help lower the...

Why do Deep Sea Creatures Look So Weird?

Why do Deep Sea Creatures Look So Weird?

Jackson Buresh, Science and Technology

March 1, 2018


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If you've ever seen a picture of one of the many deep-sea dwelling creatures in the ocean, you might have noticed that they don't look like other fish. There are lots of characteristics they share that make them look the way they do. For example, light barely reaches depths that low, so the creatures...

Space X Falcon Heavy

Space X Falcon Heavy

Isaiah Gonzales, Science and Technology Editor

March 1, 2018


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Falcon Heavy is a rocket that has launched  Saturday February 6th. The Falcon 9 is important because not only will it become a part of space flight history but also the rocket is said to be capable to bringing humans to Mars. The Falcon 9 is going to be the most powerful rocket currently in operation...

Juno Spacecraft Detects Jupiter’s Red Spot May be Decreasing

Juno Spacecraft Detects Jupiter’s Red Spot May be Decreasing

Jackson Buresh, Science and Technology Editor

February 28, 2018


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Jupiter's Great Red Spot has been one of its most iconic features. Eager to learn more NASA launched a space probe named Juno. Juno's first expedition over the great Red Spot was in July of 2017, but the data wasn't processed until early December. Juno detected two large radiation zones near the Red ...

India Jumping Into Electric Cars

India Jumping Into Electric Cars

Brendan Loo, Science and Technology Editor

February 28, 2018


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India is not necessarily known for having a lot of electric cars. In fact, they barely have 5000 on the streets today. But that is all about to change because one of India's top car-makers wants to take electric cars mainstream. This company is called Mahindra and has been selling cars since the 1940's....

Amazon To Open Checkout Stores

Amazon To Open Checkout Stores

Tyler Thompson, Science and Technology

February 28, 2018


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amazon opened its first convenient store in Seattle where customers can walk in and out with waiting in a line. Shoppers walk in and scan their Amazon go app and grab what they need and leave and the paying is done online. The store tracks what you take and don't take and processes the amount due to...

What is the Most Expensive Material on Earth?

What is the Most Expensive Material on Earth?

Jackson Buresh, Science and Technology Editor

February 28, 2018


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When we think of expensive materials, most people think of diamonds or gold. Gold is worth almost $60 per gram, and diamonds $60,000 per gram. Astonishingly, these don't even come close to the most expensive material on Earth: antimatter. Anti-matter is regular material but with an opposite electric...

China’s New Drones

China’s New Drones

Oliver Scotto, Science and Technology Editor

February 27, 2018


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As we all know China has the largest industry for making new gadgets and new electronics to make the world a more advanced place. The new piece of technology they have developed is a new drone that can hold two humans inside if it!  The new drone has a remote which in the future can be used to...

Elon Musk plans to send Tesla Roadster to Mars

Elon Musk plans to send Tesla Roadster to Mars

Jackson Buresh, Science and Tech

February 27, 2018


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Elon Musk, the owner of Tesla, Space X, and PayPal, has plans to colonize Mars. Delay after delay after delay, many people were starting to get frustrated on this seemingly inevitable goal of his. However, on December 1st, 2017, Musk tweeted "Payload will be my midnight cherry Tesla Roadster playing...

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