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Navy Ship to Operate Swarms of Drones

Navy Ship to Operate Swarms of Drones

Tyler Thompson, News Editor

May 31, 2018


Filed under Science and Technology

The U.S Navy's combat ship can now operate surface and under sea drone to improve effectiveness of destroying mines, surveying enemy waters and launching attacks. The Fleet of unmanned surface vessels has made big technological improvements over the months.Ocean drones are gaining new forms of autonomy,...

A Study Finds Plastic Taints Most Bottled Water

A Study Finds Plastic Taints Most Bottled Water

Lynn Tanisaka, Science and Technology Editor

May 29, 2018


Filed under Science and Technology

Plastic is contaminating bottled water that is sold around the world. However, it is still unknown whether digesting it may cause any risks to health. To learn more specifically about it, scientists tested over 250 bottles of water that came from nine different countries. Some of the brands that were...

Sightings of Humpback Whales in Antarctica- Should They Be Taken Off The Endangered Species List

Sightings of Humpback Whales in Antarctica- Should They Be Taken Off The Endangered Species List

Anthony Kim, News Editor

May 29, 2018


Filed under Science and Technology

Humpback whales that live and breed in the southern oceans near Antarctica are claiming to have a major comeback, with pregnancy and birthing rates higher than ever before. In the 19th and 20th century, whales were hunted and almost wiped out from extinction, but treaties were made to help them return...

The Real Hero

The Real Hero

John Van Gieson, Science and Tech Editor

May 29, 2018


Filed under Science and Technology

A girl was born without a forearm and had it replaced with a mechanical one that had a frozen theme. Experts have printed Lily-Mai Drummond a 3-D replica arm with a snowflake design like the one featured in the 2015 movie "Frozen". After the arm was designed for her she will be able to go to school...

Knuckle Cracking

Knuckle Cracking

Lynn Tanisaka, Science and Tech Editor

May 29, 2018


Filed under Science and Technology

People say when your knuckles crack, it's caused by the bubbles between your joints. Instead, they persist in joints for as much as 20 minutes after cracking. Bubbles do not cause the noise, the formation possibly could. Since it wasn't clear how bubbles caused a large noise, scientists took a "crack"...

New Ideas About How Stars Die

New Ideas About How Stars Die

Claire Traina, Science and Tech Editor

May 29, 2018


Filed under Science and Technology

A planetary nebula is formed when an expanding ring of gas around an aging star. Radiation from the star's core sets the gas shell aglow and creates the clouds seen in the images above and below. Astronomers had previously thought that a star's mass indicated what type of nebula it would produce, larg...

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