TechnologyWomen Matter

Irene Loilot-Curie and Gender Equality

Throughout the years women have fought hard for gender equality. This is one the the most crucial discussions we are having as a society today. It takes courageous women to break barriers and fight for the love of science. Women like Irene Joliot-Curie have paved the way for women throughout…
Daniela Zapata
September 12, 2018
Technology

A Brief History of the Endangered Species Act

The Endangered Species Act: The ESA was passed in 1973 with the goal of protecting and recovering populations of species in danger of extinction, as well as the habitats in which they live. Five threat factors are listed in Section 4(a) of the act as qualifications for listing: (A) the…
Austin Horne
August 29, 2018
Energy

The Opportunities from Florida’s 2016 Solar Energy Amendment

With a nickname like “The Sunshine State”, it’s no surprise that solar power is very feasible in Florida due to the amount of sunshine the state receives. Though Florida is uniquely positioned for solar power generation, current state law has only recently allowed Third Party Owners (TPO) to sell, lease, or…
Austin Horne
August 20, 2018
Science

Phonons: The New Negative Gravity

According to a paper released July 23 with arXiv a group of scientists have now considered sound to have negative mass, and constantly drifting in all directions. This new concept has shattered the conventional way of thinking about sound as a wave. This new paper argues the fact that instead of…
Daniela Zapata
August 15, 2018
Energy

Benefits of Switching to Renewable Energy

Solar panels and wind turbines are known to produce less carbon dioxide than power plants that burn fossil fuel. Less carbon dioxide is not the only benefit produced by these technologies and they need to be noticed. Switching to solar panels and wind turbines can create a vast amount of…
Daniela Zapata
August 13, 2018
Technology

How Boyan Slat is Changing Our Ocean

Between California and Hawaii resides the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. This part of the ocean is home to more than five trillion pieces of plastic, thats easily a sixth of the U.S. With so much garbage already thrown in, its a mystery as to why someone hasn't done something about…
Daniela Zapata
August 10, 2018
Science

Community Impact Due to Climate Change

Due to climate change, many residents of coastal communities around the world are experiencing the effects of rising sea levels, increased heatwaves and droughts, and worsened floods; the threats presented by this phenomenon are becoming increasingly obvious and threatening for all of us. Carbon concentrations in the Earth’s atmosphere stabilized…
Austin Horne
August 7, 2018
Technology

Signs of Bullying And Ways to Prevent It

The effort to prevent bullying has increased significantly throughout the years. Many schools have adopted the anti-bullying strategies and really cracked down on the matter. Many social media influencers have spoken up about it and promoted the anti-bullying movement. Companies like Instagram and twitter have made great strides to prevent…
Daniela Zapata
July 27, 2018
Education

Surviving Your Childs Math Class

Math seems to be taught different these days. The simplicity of 2 oranges + 2 oranges = 4 oranges problem has been dissected and taught in what seems a much more intricate way. Now, children are most likely learning to solve real problems like figuring out how many oranges they…
Daniela Zapata
July 25, 2018
Women Matter

Fight For Gender Equality

Women like Sheryl Sandberg, who have built a reputation by telling women to just “lean in” to get what we want at work has helped pave the way for gender equality. By now, many of us know that the gender pay gap is a real and ongoing issue. Women are…
Daniela Zapata
July 23, 2018
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