Sunday, November 29, 2020

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Insect robots: How do they fly?

  “How do airplanes stay afloat?” “The same way a bird stays afloat.” When we give that answer to a kid, we fondly realize the connection between nature’s creatures and machines, and that the nature influenced creation of many machines from time to time. That is why the Wright brothers...

The Undersea Bone Devourer

Osedax, from the Latin os, oris (bone) and edāx, edācis (devourer), is a genus of undersea worms that consumes bone. A genus (which is more Latin, this time for a family group) is a group of species that are similar. More distantly, the genus Osedax belongs to...

The Chemistry Behind Common Workout Supplements

In the fitness community, novice and expert athletes alike, are continually searching for supplements that will give an athletic edge in their workouts. There are many athletes, especially newer and younger ones, that are ingesting supplements without actually understanding what the supplements are doing to their bodies....

Neuromyths: What We Know, and What We Think We Know

Neuroscience is an ancient subject, but a very young science.  What I mean by that is, while people have been fascinated with the concepts relating to the mind and consciousness for as long as we have recorded records, the scientific, empirically supported study of the nervous system is...

Milk’s environmental impact

     A big misconception is that milk is taken directly from a cow and put in a bottle.  But this is not entirely true as the process of turning raw milk into consumer milk is much more complicated than that. The process has an enormous environmental...

Electric Vehicles: Will EVs make our climate better?

Electric vehicles have gained momentum in the recent years due to a considerable percentage of personal vehicle users as well as freight companies that converted from using internal combustion engine vehicles to some type of electric vehicles. Electric vehicles by definition, have at least some electric powerplant...

The von Neumann Architecture

The von Neumann Architecture Introduction Have you ever wondered how your computer works? Who decided that we should use keyboards to tell our devices what to do? And who else later decided that touch screens were cooler much of the time. Much of how we think about computing we...

How much do you know about RSA Cryptography?

Whether you’re browsing TikTok, Instagram, or scrolling through random Wikipedia articles, do you ever wonder if your internet browsing is secure? Probably not - but that’s okay! The world can peacefully rely on the wonders of mathematics to keep their data and internet browsing safe from peeking...

Trees in Computer Science?!?!

In computer science, there are many ways to organize data to be used effectively. These many ways are called Data Structures. Of the many data structures, there are data structures that are hierarchical in which the data is organized into a tree-like structure. A specific tree data...

Carbonation and Coca-Cola

“What is the difference?” I asked the person across from me after they tasted the flat Coca Cola and the carbonated Coca-Cola. While it took them a while to get to their answers, they all followed the lines of “The flat one tastes duller and sweeter, and...

Origami: Art or Science

“OrIgami Engineering is a thing? - JOshua Suber (ME) This semester I had the opportunity to join and participating in the Origami Club at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Each Friday, students from all majors, come together and attempt a variety of origami challenges. Our faculty advisor, Glaucio H....

Caffeine in the Sky

At this event, I was in charge of coffee, and we shared two types of coffee at this event: pre-made cold brew and espresso using a siphon coffee maker. To make coffee, you only need two ingredients: coffee and water. However, temperature, pressure, and time are key...