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Wednesday, January 27th 2021

UCSB Students in Running to Design Hyperloop

Quincy Lee Staff Writer How fast can you transport something from L.A. to San Francisco? Engineering students at UCSB are building a pod that could go...

Astrosom: Making Outer Space Accessible for Blind People

Peter McMaster Post-doc astrophysicist Greg Salvesen creates music out of astronomy data, making outer space more accessible to the blind and more engaging for non-scientists. Astrosom,...

One Third of the World’s Protected Areas Are Under Stress

Krystal Chen Staff Writer According to a recent study conducted by the Wildlife Conservation Society, more than one third of protected lands have shown signs of...

What Moons, Tides and Earthquakes Have in Common

Rishika Kenkre Staff Writer New research from Satoshi Ide, a seismologist at the University of Tokyo, concludes that huge earthquakes are more likely to occur during...

Researchers Develop Brain-Controlled Artificial Arm

Rishika Kenkre Staff Writer The Applied Physics Laboratory at Johns Hopkins University has developed a futuristic artificial arm using a brain-mapping procedure for movement. For this prosthetic...

UCSB Ph.D. Candidate Analyzes the Karakoram Anomaly

Aryana Sherzai As residents of Santa Barbara County, where the sun shines 283 days a year, concern about drastic changes in weather is limited. Meanwhile, Oklahoma...

Exposing Children to “Good” Bacteria Could Help Prevent Asthma

Janani Ravikumar Staff Writer A study conducted at the University of British Columbia discovered that “good” bacteria may play an important role in preventing asthma and...

What Missing Sleep Does for a College Student

Jack Shea “I’ll stay up for an extra hour or go an extra couple of consecutive days forgoing sleep to get that assignment done...

Researchers Discover New Planet

Miguel Rodriguez Staff Writer Many of us grew up knowing that there were nine planets. We all had some mnemonic device to remember them, my personal favorite...

Another Great Leap

Kin Ho Staff Writer In 1969, Wernher von Braun, mastermind behind the historic Apollo moon landing, was also drafting plans of Mars exploration. In 1989, President George...