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Can Lack of Sleep Lead to Alzheimer’s or Dementia?

Chasen Hamilton, News Editor

November 20, 2017


Filed under Science and Technology

According to The US Centers of Disease Control and Prevention lack of sleep is a "public health problem" because it is associated with a high risk of conditions including diabetes, stroke and cardiovascular disease. But they are wondering if Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia could also be caught. The...

Stars Collide Scattering Gold and Platinum

Stars Collide Scattering Gold and Platinum

Chasen Hamilton, News Editor

November 18, 2017


Filed under Science and Technology

Two neutron stars recently collided for the first time with each other scattering gold and platinum all across space. This collision created the first ever rippling through space creating gravitational forces. The collision was released in of a two second gamma ray burst. It is being praised as...

Nigerian Creates Device that can Detect Explosives and Cancer Cells

Nigerian Creates Device that can Detect Explosives and Cancer Cells

Eric Loseke, Science and Technology Editor

November 18, 2017


Filed under Science and Technology

According to CNN, a Nigerian made a device called the “Koniku Kore” that can detect the smells of explosives and possibly cancer cells. Oshi Agabi revealed his invention at a TEDGlobal conference in Tanzania. He says that sometime, it could change security screening in airports for the better by...

Letting A Baby Play With an iPad May Lead to Speech Delay

Letting A Baby Play With an iPad May Lead to Speech Delay

Chasen Hamilton, Contributor

November 18, 2017


Filed under Science and Technology

A recent study found that letting a baby play with an iPad may lead to speech delay. The study showed that children between ages of six months and two years spent using handheld screens are most likely to get speech delay. In an experiment, researchers tracked 900 baby's screen times and asked the...

Self-Driving Cars Could Make Jaywalking Legal

Self-Driving Cars Could Make Jaywalking Legal

Eric Loseke, Science and Technology Editor

November 18, 2017


Filed under Science and Technology

A report that the National Association of City Transportation Officials, or NACTO, released recently laid out an idea for streets when self-driving vehicles start driving on roads, but it is unclear if cities will accept the plan. NACTO suggests that self-driving cars have a top speed of 20 miles per...

New Space Telescope With 40 Times the Power of Hubble to Unlock Astronomy’s Future

New Space Telescope With 40 Times the Power of Hubble to Unlock Astronomy’s Future

Eric Loseke, Science and Technology Editor

November 18, 2017


Filed under Science and Technology

According to Forbes, The Hubble Space Telescope gave us a great start to exploring the universe, as we have built better instruments to view stars, galaxies, and other parts of space in many new ways. Hubble helped by showing what many parts of the universe, and now to go another great leap means that...

Your Smartphone Could Be Hurting Your Sleep

Your Smartphone Could Be Hurting Your Sleep

Eric Loseke, Science and Technology Editor

November 18, 2017


Filed under Science and Technology

According to CNN, we all love having our smartphones around us, but it could hurt our daily sleep. According to a new study, using our phones, especially near going to bed, has been linked to worse sleep quality. Dr. Gregory Marcus, the author of the study, says that when the smartphone was used around...

Domino’s Test Self-Driving Pizza Delivery

Domino’s Test Self-Driving Pizza Delivery

Eric Loseke, Science and Technology Editor

November 18, 2017


Filed under Science and Technology

According to CNN, Ford and Domino’s are testing a new Ford Fusion that has self – driving technology and an oven in the backseat. Although the new technology sounds like a great idea, there is one catch: no one is there to deliver the pizza. Ford and Domino’s are saying that the delivery issue...

A Planet That Should Not Exist?

A Planet That Should Not Exist?

Ren Criss, Sience Editor

November 18, 2017


Filed under Science and Technology

Astronomers have recently spotted a gas giant 600 light-years away.  This planet has the mass of about 80% of Jupiter.  However, this is not why this planet is special.  It's special, because compared to it's star, it's pretty big.  The star is an ultracool M-dwarf star.  This planet is also pretty...

Lamborghini and MIT Collaborate to Make Battery Free Supercar

Lamborghini and MIT Collaborate to Make Battery Free Supercar

Chasen Hamilton, News Editor

November 18, 2017


Filed under Science and Technology

Lamborghini is working with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), to make a battery free electric car. The Lamborghini Terzo Millenio is an electric concept car that doesn’t use batteries. The car is made from exotic carbon nanotubes that would be used as a supercapacitor. Supercapacitors...

The Police Can Access Your Phone’s Data Without Unlocking It

The Police Can Access Your Phone’s Data Without Unlocking It

Eric Loseke, Science and Technology Editor

November 18, 2017


Filed under Science and Technology

According to CNN Money, on November 9, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein used the Texas mass shooting as a prime example as to why ways that can go around security and privacy settings on phones and similar devices are necessary. Apple reached out to the FBI after learning that they could not un...

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