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Lucy’s Face

by David Zhang Lucy is the famous fossil of the female species Afarensis, and is the most complete set of fossils that scientists have for early humans. The importance of its discovery was not the age, or completeness, however, but the story …

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A Future With Artifical Intelligence

By David Zhang The WAIC(World Artifical Intelligence conference) in Shanghai, started at the end of August, gathering over 300 exhibitors from tech companies large and small. There were also many talks, the most anticipated one being the discussion between Jack Ma and …

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Trade War Reignited

By Kevin Zhang On August 2nd, 2019, President Trump decided to reignite the trade war with China by setting a 10% tariff on 300 billion dollars of goods imported from China, effective starting September 1st. Many expected Trump to be more relenting …

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Self Driving Bike – A Reality

Michael Z Recently, Nature published an article to introduce the progress of humans like artificial general intelligence (AGI), which was realized by developing a hybrid chip (Tianjic) that supports both computer-based machine learning algorithm and the neuroscience-oriented schemes to simulate a brain. …

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Intro to ASIC

ASIC, Application Specific Integrated Circuit, is an electronic circuit created for a specific purpose rather than for general use. ASIC design engineers create product design specification statements for ASIC, optimize logic design, and create architectural design models. Some examples of ASIC chips include CPU, satellite chips, robotic chips, chips designed to run a …

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A Solution to Microplastic

Microplastics are small pieces of plastic that were broken down from larger plastics by natural or human forces. According to current definitions, microplastic is any piece of plastic measuring five millimeters in size down to one micrometer. Plastic particles that are smaller …

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Facebook Digital Money – Libra

by Cindy W Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook CEO, is launching Libra. Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters On 18 June 2018, Facebook officially announced a digital currency called Libra. Based on Libra white paper, this is the goal for Libra: A stable currency built on a …

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Our Warped Galaxy

by David Zhang Long ago, our knowledge of space was extremely limited. People believed that the world revolved around the earth, or that people would fall off the earth if they sailed too far. But through the past several centuries, we have …

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Bitcoin’s Energy Usage

By David Zhang Bitcoin is mined through powerful processors that create tens of terra-hashes(1012) per second. This process consumes a large quantity of energy, considering the fact that most Bitcoin mining devices are run 24/7. These devices use about 0.1 Joules per …

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Water Filters

By Evan Li Water is an essential nutrient to live with. Most of us can go for several days or even weeks without food, however, water is completely different. Roughly 60% of our bodies are made of water, the maximum a human …

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