Saturday, July 20th 2019

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,...

Former UCSB Film & Media Studies Department Chair Awarded MacArthur Fellowship

Hannah Maerowitz Science & Tech Editor A poet, an analytical chemist, a violinist, and a media scholar have all won the same award. This may sound...

‘Martian Concrete’ Brings Humans Closer to the Red Planet

Peter Crump Staff Writer A major problem in efforts to colonize Mars is the sheer difficulty and expense in transporting resources and materials over there in...

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...

Preview: First Annual UCSB Womxn/Hacks Aims to Empower Female Programmers

Annie Huang Staff Writer UCSB will host its first hackathon specifically aimed towards women, Womxn/Hacks, this upcoming January. The event takes place over one weekend and...

Fecal Transplant Pills Can’t Help But Raise a Few Eyebrows

Joanne Rhee Staff Writer Illustration by April Gau, Staff Illustrator If you believe in the phrase “you are what you eat,” then you might not want to...

Aquaculture Ascendant: How Farming Fish Could Fix World Hunger

Jeremy Levine Copy Editor Picture walking into the dining commons and seeing, instead of overcooked swai fish (who actually knows what swai fish is?), heaps of...

Preview: Recruitment Commences for Fifth Annual SB Hacks Event

Claudia Mazur SB Hacks, an organization that organizes the biggest hackathon on campus, has begun the process of recruiting volunteers and hackers for the fifth...

Self-Cloning Crayfish Undergoes Population Explosion

Jessica Gang At first glance, it reads like the plotline of a bad horror movie: a ten-legged mutant creature is born with the ability to...

Microsoft Creates Underwater Data Centers

Janani Ravikumar Staff Writer The future of data centers may be twenty thousand leagues under the sea — at least, that’s what researchers at Microsoft believe....