Saturday, December 14th 2019

Google’s Project Loon Looms Over the Indonesian Horizon

Kristie Chairil Staff Writer Google’s parent company, Alphabet, announced at the end of October its plans to launch WiFi-beaming balloons into Indonesia’s stratosphere. The project, called Project...

Building A Faster Future: Private Aerospace Company Hosts Hyperloop Contest and UCSB Students Take...

Miguel Rodriguez Illustration by Robert Perez, Staff Illustrator Numerous groups of students from the University of California, Santa Barbara and abroad are participating in a competition...

Studies Compare Ants to Ketchup

Joanne Rhee Staff Writer Illustration by Robert Perez, Staff Illustrator Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology found that ants are simultaneously solid and liquid-like — similar...

Stanford Researchers Develop Artificial Skin that can Detect Pressure

Janani Ravikumar Staff Writer Stanford University chemical engineering professor Zhenan Bao and his research team have developed a plastic “skin” that can deliver sensory inputs to...

Multi-Person Virtual Reality Is Becoming a Reality

Joanne Rhee Staff Writer Illustration by Silvia Quach, Staff Illustrator Imagine having a lightsaber battle with your friends using holographic lightsabers or playing “the floor is lava” when...

AI Machine Takes IQ Test: Scores Similar to a 4-year-old

Peter Crump Staff Writer Advances in computer technology inevitably raise questions about the intelligence of machines compared to humans. In an attempt to answer some of...

NASA Discovers Proof of Liquid Water on Mars

Rishika Kenkre Image Courtesy of NASA/JPL/University of Arizona Through the use of their Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), NASA has found proof of liquid water currently flowing on...

96% of Deceased NFL Players Test Positive for Brain Disease

Joanne Rhee Staff Writer Illustration by Silvia Quach, Staff Illustrator Researchers at Boston University and the Department of Veterans Affairs have found chronic traumatic encephalopathy in 87...

iPhone 6s: Bigger, Better, Beautiful—But Worth It?

Joanne Rhee Staff Writer Apple has recently unveiled its newest addition to the iPhone family: the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. Since the release of the...

UCSB Professor Honored by Premier Control Society

Janani Ravikumar Staff Writer Photo courtesy of UCSB Chemical Engineering Frank Doyle, professor of chemical, electrical, and computer engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has...