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How Americans Are Helping Scientists During The Pandemic

How Americans Are Helping Scientists During The Pandemic

Episode 3 of Kelly Shen's science series! Enjoy an informative article that lets you know how you can help. All images are taken from Wikimedia Commons. In March, everything came to a standstill when the coronavirus swept through the country. However, there has been an uptick in “citizen scientists”. These people took the opportunity to go outdoors and start documenting the nature around them. When field work stops, the population steps up The contributions of volunteers are crucial at a time like this, when research facilities are shut down. Many citizen science websites, like eBird, founded by Cornell Lab of…
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Japan’s First Public Manned Flying Car

Japan’s First Public Manned Flying Car

Kelly Shen '23 Photo provided by Unsplash https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Gx5ijVqxNM Are flying cars still a thing of the future? Not anymore. Japan based-company Skydrive had their first public manned flying car test on Aug. 25, as a pilot flew the SD-03 around a test field for four minutes. The aircraft has one seat and operates with eight motors and two propellers on each corner, and lifted about 3 meters (or about 10 feet) into the air.  Facts about the SD-03 (according to Business Insider):  The SD-03 is the world's smallest electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) vehicle at 6.56 feet tall, and…
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What Made Einstein So Smart?

What Made Einstein So Smart?

Welcome to Kelly's first article of her science series, where she'll be covering everything relating to science and the recent breakthroughs happening in the field! (Images are cited or found using Creative Commons) Einstein’s brain has always been a source of mystery, even 65 years after his death. Some speculated that his genius may have been the result of having a bigger brain, or perhaps it was a combination of his upbringing and environment, but there is one often overlooked aspect that contributed to his intelligence: glial cells.  The backstory When Einstein passed away in 1955, at Princeton Hospital in…
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