AppTeezer: Google Trips
May15

AppTeezer: Google Trips

AppTeezr: Byte-size reviews of the latest apps Google Trips As we head into the summer season, many of us are anticipating a getaway or two. Because vacation planning can get stressful, why not let an app do the heavy lifting? Google Planning allows you to store all the information about your trip in one place, so you are not scrambling around looking for a place to stay or spending hours making reservations. Free Category: Travel...

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Junior programs a new skill for Amazon Echo
May12

Junior programs a new skill for Amazon Echo

By Kayla Britt, MS&T Editor Junior Skyler Ehly always found himself asking, “What’s at Servo?” or “What’s the Bullet special today?” He owned an Amazon Echo, which he and his housemates in Blue Note used pretty often, and decided to research how to become an Amazon Developer. He found himself busy with classes, but while he was abroad in England the following semester he had some free time on his hands. He chose to spend his free...

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Senior capstone spotlight: Celina Harris ‘17
May05

Senior capstone spotlight: Celina Harris ‘17

By Kayla Britt, MS&T Editor Gettysburgians will present their research projects and experiences through independent study, study abroad and the arts at the annual Celebration symposium. One of these students is Celina Harris, a senior chemistry major. Her research project is focused on gold nanoparticles, a desirable material used for bioengineering. Junior Fontaine McFeaters will be copresenting with Harris. Their specific...

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Researchers find most cancers caused by genetic error
Apr28

Researchers find most cancers caused by genetic error

By Emma Gruner, Staff Writer Every year in the United States, 1.6 million people become infected with cancer, with 600,000 of those cases being fatal. In such conditions, it is only natural to pin the blame on an outside source such as cigarette smoke, or solar radiation, or chemical contaminants in our food and water. Surely, we say, our own bodies cannot be that faulty. Yet according to a recent study by Johns Hopkins University,...

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Jupiter-orbiting satellite Juno to return to Earth
Apr26

Jupiter-orbiting satellite Juno to return to Earth

By Graham Alabdulla, Staff Writer Jupiter, the largest planet, and gas giant in the solar system is also the fifth planet from the Sun. Due to some of its known properties including its highly radioactive atmosphere and magnetosphere as well as many of its unknown aspects, NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) started planning the satellite Juno to monitor the planet’s atmosphere and other related anomalies in 2011....

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Biosphere hosts “Science in Politics” panel
Apr25

Biosphere hosts “Science in Politics” panel

By Aphra Murray, Staff Writer On Wednesday, April 12, Biosphere hosted a “Science in Politics” panel. This event was timed so as to coordinate with a wider political involvement of the public, the March for Science that is to take place April 22, 2017. It is expected that roughly 80 students from Biosphere, Sceptical Chymists and other science-related extra-curricular clubs will be attending. Given the avid participation of these 80...

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