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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...

Explaining the Cambridge Analytica Scandal to a Student

Jack Alegre Features Editor While scrolling through your Facebook timeline, you might have noticed something called Cambridge Analytica pop up more than once. If that less-than-thrilling...

Turkey Creates State-Backed Cryptocurrency “Turkcoin”

Jacob Wong Student investors at UCSB looking for the next hot Bitcoin or Ethereum, look no further: cryptocurrency is coming to Turkey. Dubbed “Turkcoin,” the...

Google Tightens Hold on Digital Ad Industry With New Policy of Automatically Blocking Ads

Jessica Gang Staff Writer On Feb. 15, Google implemented a new ad-blocking policy that aims to automatically block ads that fail to comply with the new...

Samsung Impresses Users with Unveiling of Galaxy S9

Ziqiang Zhao Staff Writer Samsung’s Galaxy S9 has attracted much attention from people all over the world since the beginning of 2018, and details of the...

SpaceX Impresses with the Falcon 9 Rocket

Dylan Goldman Staff Writer After minor difficulties and two delays, SpaceX finally launched a single core of their  anticipated Falcon 9 rocket along with two subsidiary...

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...

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...

Company Tries to Convince FDA that its Vape is Healthier than Cigarettes

Alexandra Thurber Philip Morris International, Marlboro's parent company, met with the FDA’s Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee on Jan. 24 to seek clearance to distribute...

Amazon’s Vision for a New Shopping Experience

Xiaotong Zhou Staff Writer After a year of preparation, Amazon opened the world’s first checkout-free store, Amazon Go, in Seattle on Monday, Jan. 22. Customers in...