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Meltdown and Spectre

Meltdown and Spectre
January 24, 2018 Comments Off on Meltdown and Spectre

Meltdown and Spectre are software vulnerabilities – simple bugs that have been hiding in computers for decades. But their effects could be devastating for users all over the world, using computers and operating systems of nearly all types. What are ... Read More »

Tesla Introduces Semi, New Roadster

Tesla Introduces Semi, New Roadster
December 11, 2017 Comments Off on Tesla Introduces Semi, New Roadster

By Margaret Tseng On Thursday, November 16, Tesla unveiled its brand-new Semi truck and next-generation Roadster. Both vehicles have attracted attention in the media and from devoted Tesla fans. But skeptics question Tesla’s potential, and the market has reacted with ... Read More »

Save Net Neutrality!

Save Net Neutrality!
December 11, 2017 Comments Off on Save Net Neutrality!

Net neutrality is a topic that’s been in the news recently – and for good reason. On December 14, the Federal Communications Commission ( the FCC) will vote whether to repeal the net neutrality laws that are already in place. ... Read More »

Object at Edge of Solar System in Need of a Nickname

Object at Edge of Solar System in Need of a Nickname
November 19, 2017 Comments Off on Object at Edge of Solar System in Need of a Nickname

By Margaret Tseng On January 1st, 2019, the interplanetary probe New Horizons will pass by a small chunk of ice and rock in the Kuiper Belt, at the very edges of the Solar System. This object, an exploration target for ... Read More »

Chores Help Allergies

May 17, 2017 Comments Off on Chores Help Allergies

Nobody likes doing the dishes, but it turns out that doing this mundane task might pay off in an unexpected way. According to a new study published in the Journal of Pediatrics, washing dishes by hand instead of using a ... Read More »