Wednesday, October 16th 2019

4D Printed Structures Interact with the Environment

Peter Crump Staff Writer Recent advancements in 3D printing hold incredible progress in revolutionizing the technology and medical fields. Yet scientists at the Wyss Institute for...

iPhone Users Go Bananas Over New ‘Peach’ App

Joanne Rhee Staff Writer What do you get when you mix Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Messenger and Tumblr? If your answer isn’t “Peach,” then you probably...

NASA Developments Can Save Airlines $250 Billion

Peter Crump Staff Writer Illustration by Silvia Quach, Staff Illustrator New developments in NASA’s Environmentally Responsible Aviation (ERA) project could help commercial airlines reduce their fuel consumption...

Doctor Puts Self on the Surgery Table to Free Locked-In Patients

Miguel Rodriguez Staff Writer Thirty years ago, there was a paralyzed patient named Jean-Dominique Bauby who was unable to move any part of her body. Her...

A.I. Learns Deeper Thinking

Cameron Speltz Illustration by Andria Chen The Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AI2) launched the beta website for their project called Semantic Scholar. It is a search...

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...

New Developments in 3D Printing Promise to Create Human Organs

Peter Crump Staff Writer Illustration by April Gau, Staff Illustrator In addition to creating plastic and metal replacements for internal organs, new developments in 3D printing by...

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...