Google Claims “Quantum Supremacy”

Andrew Gu ‘23

November 19, 2019

Google’s state-of-the-art quantum computer, dubbed “Sycamore,” has solved a problem deemed virtually impossible for normal machines. Sycamore completed what would have taken the most powerful supercomputers about 10,000 yea...

We Might be Repelled to Something that Even Fruit Flies Are Not!

Yuying Wang ‘23

November 7, 2019

On October 2, 2019, researchers from the University of Berkley published a new study that left everyone in awe. With the help of advanced editing software, they were able to model fruit flies after the monarch butterfly and modif...

United Against Climate Change

Chloe Yang ‘23

November 7, 2019

On September 23, 2019, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres held a climate action summit in New York City, the location of the UN’s headquarters. Currently, average temperatures across the Earth are at an all-time hi...

2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry: The Lithium-Ion Battery

Angelina Xu ‘21

November 7, 2019

On October 9th, The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry to John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino for the development of lithium-ion batteries.   From mo...

Nuclear Reactors That Could Save The World

Yejin Lee ‘23

November 7, 2019

Despite the emergence of recent movements to combat climate change, coal, a major source of carbon dioxide emissions that are driving global warming, still makes up 38% of the world’s power. In fact, this figure remains uncha...

CRISPR Babies From China May Pave the Road for the Future of Gene Editing

Bryan Liu ‘22

October 23, 2019

Under the pseudonyms “Lulu” and “Nana”, two Chinese twins born in October of 2018 reportedly had their genes modified in ways which might have significantly improved their memory and cognition.   A team of Chinese researchers led by He Jian...

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