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Thursday, June 4th 2020

Tides Have Turned with New Shark Deterrents

Tanner Walker Science & Tech Editor Beachgoers traumatized from hearing about the recent great white shark sightings and attacks in Santa Barbara should have less to...

UCSB Professor Considers “Virtual Reality Field Trips” in the Journal Science

Eric Long Virtual reality (VR) is often thought of as a gimmick to the gaming industry, but UCSB assistant professor Douglas McCauley feels that it...

Plans to Map Mars with ‘Marsbees’ Unveiled by NASA

Jessica Gang Staff Writer NASA unveiled tentative plans to replace its traditional land-based Mars rovers with cutting edge flapping wing aerospace architectures on March 30th. These...

Waymo and Uber Settle Up on Theft Lawsuit

Annette Ding Staff Writer Following nearly a year of mudslinging between two of the largest companies in the autonomous vehicle industry, Google and Uber reached a...

Punkt MP01: A Nostalgic Nuance of Nothingness

Matthew Lee Punkt, a Swiss company that specializes in consumer electronics, prides itself on the design of the MP01, a cellular device that focuses on...

Solar Powered Tent Caters to Refugees and Glampers Alike

Aryana Sherzai In today’s highly stratified world, modern innovations rarely cater to people across the economic spectrum. Yet, one classic human invention has undergone a...

China Gets Virtually Real

Rishika Kenkre Staff Writer After commercials showing people’s reactions when wearing Samsung’s virtual reality headset, VR became a very popular Christmas gift. Not just in the...

Fitbit’s FalsePulse

Chelsea Viola Staff Writer FitBit has recently been confronted with allegations that their “PurePulse”  technology is inaccurate. Users may not have been getting accurate readings of...

NASA Gets a Budget Boost to Revitalize the Moon Program

Alexandra Munos On Feb. 12, President Trump’s administration released its 2019 federal budget, which includes a request for an additional $500 million towards the government’s...

Catching Fire: Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Batteries

Kayli Walker Staff Writer The release of a new smartphone is exciting news for many consumers. Eager customers are thinking about all the latest features on...