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Net Neutrality: What it is, why it matters and what you can do

Without a doubt the internet is one of the most important inventions of our times. This worldwide network has revolutionized the way people communicate, work, access information, entertain themselves and much more. Essentially it has reshaped every aspect of our everyday lives. The internet as we know it today has evolved over the past 30 years. However, some long standing …

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Digital Online Privacy?

Americans have long held individual privacy, as stipulated in the Bill of Rights, as sacrosanct. In recent years, however, the cyber revolution has brought many uncertainties to citizens’ rights and issues regarding privacy. Specifically, on December 2, 2015, two extremists, Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik, shot and killed 14 individuals and wounded 22 more in San Bernardino, California. Months later, in …

Cheapstat: The Personal Potentiostat of the Future

Most often used in electrochemical research, the potentiostat is a circuit that controls the voltage between a working electrode and a reference electrode contained in an electrochemical cell. The working electrode acts as a surface for the electrochemical reaction to occur, while the reference electrode is used to measure the potential of the working electrode [1]. By controlling the voltage …

Arduino: The technology of the future

Nowadays, technology has dominated, to a great degree, our lives. One of its “miracles” is the Arduino. Most people probably don’t know what Arduino technology is or, even if they do, they have not fully understood its full potential. However, its range of operations makes it a useful tool for the future. As Edward Teller once stated: “the science of …

3D Printing: The Past, Present and Future of Manufacturing and Consumer Products

3D printing technology has grown exponentially over the past 4 decades. The origins of 3D printing started in the early 1980s when the technology was exclusively for high end manufacturing processes. Today, 3D printing is both used for large scale consumer products and home use. Throughout the history of 3D printing, there have been many competing techniques that have been bought …

Iron Man and Bullet Proof Custard

Audiences throughout the nation and around the world have been entranced by the high-tech Iron Man body suit and Tony Stark’s eccentric mind. Imagined by Marvel Comics, the Iron Man suit allows Stark to fly through the sky, shoot sonic blasts, and withstand bullets.  In addition, the metallic strength of the armor does not detract from the suit’s maneuverability, rendering …