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The Future of Data Storage Is Hidden In Plain Sight: New ‘DNA-of-Things’ technology has the power to transform our digitized world

The Future of Data Storage Is Hidden In Plain Sight: New ‘DNA-of-Things’ technology has the power to transform our digitized world

Illustration by Zihao Lin. A petabyte is the equivalent of 1015 bytes of digital information, one billion times larger than the standard megabyte that composes common digital files like an audio clip or high-resolution picture. Approximately 10 billion users’ photos

Science in the Spotlight: Infinite Powers

Science in the Spotlight: Infinite Powers

Image courtesy of Flickr. Have you ever wondered how DreamWorks animators created Shrek? Or how we may measure the speed of light using cheese in a microwave? Calculus holds the key. Whether you are a prospective STEM major or just

Undergraduate Profile: Maddie Bender (TD ’20)

Undergraduate Profile: Maddie Bender (TD ’20)

Image courtesy of Michelle Barsukov. For Maddie Bender (TD ’20), it all started with chess. Growing up, she was a competitive player of the game, which takes place in a notoriously majority-male arena. Bender, however, never minded being the only

Science vs. The Apocalypse: Robot Takeover

Science vs. The Apocalypse: Robot Takeover

Image courtesy of Flickr. In science fiction movies such as The Terminator and The Matrix, robots develop such sophistication that they overpower the humans who invented them. Amidst rapidly advancing robot technology, such a scenario may seem less like a

Q&A: What was Mars’s atmosphere like?

Q&A: What was Mars’s atmosphere like?

Illustration by Ellie Gabriel. Over billions of years, Mars transformed from a wet planet with a thick atmosphere to one characterized by dry, cold terrain and a thin atmosphere. One of NASA’s longstanding goals is to understand how this happened.

Counterpoint: Revisiting the Effects of Ocean Acidification on Coral Reef Fish

Counterpoint: Revisiting the Effects of Ocean Acidification on Coral Reef Fish

Image courtesy of Pixabay. If you have ever watched Finding Nemo or listened to an aquarium guide, you know that coral reefs are the teeming metropolises of the ocean. Despite accounting for less than one percent of the seabed, they

How Does Sugar Affect Caffeine?

How Does Sugar Affect Caffeine?

Illustration courtesy of Anmei Little. Most undergraduates love the sleep-fighting powers of coffee. For those of us who can’t take it black, sugar is a must. However, recent research from Ilan Shumilin, Christoph Allolio, and Daniel Harries at the Hebrew

Science in the Spotlight: The Story Collider

Science in the Spotlight: The Story Collider

Image courtesy of Yale News. In a not-so-unusual scene at Benjamin Franklin College, whose dining hall often seats professors from nearby Science Hill, I meet three scientists over lunch. Not once do I see their faces. Instead, their identities unravel

Elastic Electronics: Creating Flexible Materials with Conductive Properties

Elastic Electronics: Creating Flexible Materials with Conductive Properties

Image courtesy of Lawrence Wang As robotics has blossomed in the past decade, some robots have been perfected and implemented into daily life or put to use in factories for manufacturing goods. However, this is just the tip of the

Water, Water Everywhere: A New Model Predicts that Many Planets Harbor Plenty of this Life-Sustaining Fluid

Water, Water Everywhere: A New Model Predicts that Many Planets Harbor Plenty of this Life-Sustaining Fluid

Exoplanets capture our imagination, and recent missions have discovered thousands more around neighbouring stars. However, even when discovered, the compositions of exoplanets are difficult to study because of the sheer distance away from us. A recent paper by Harvard University