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Monthly Archives: January 2021

Modelling Artificial Intelligence After the Human Brain

Modelling Artificial Intelligence After the Human Brain Artificial Intelligence (AI) simulates the process of learning that humans undergo when observing their surroundings. The software allows machines not only to process and store knowledge, but also to solve problems and make predictions of the future based

Sending Information Through Touch

by Phyllis Shen Sending Information Through Touch Recent developments in technology have allowed people to scan objects without contact. For example, contactless payments have allowed grocery shoppers to pay using a credit or debit card without their card touching any surfaces, which has been a

How Bats Predict the Future

Written By: Osayenmwen Omozusi There are 1100 species of bats worldwide, with 40 species in the United States alone. Though small in physical size, bats have a large footprint, making up one-quarter of the world’s mammals (“Amazing Facts”, 2019). Bats can find their prey in

Allergic Reactions to COVID-19 Vaccine

Written By: Kaylee Zhou The pharmaceutical companies, Pfizer and BioNTech, have partnered together and are officially starting to roll out their FDA-approved COVID vaccine. Pfizer launched the start of their Phase III clinical trial in July 2020, which had around 37,000 participating members. On November

China’s Quest for Quantum Supremacy

Written by Gloria Wang From hundreds of millions of private investment to grand claims about a computing revolution, quantum computing has changed people’s approach to the future of technology, and rightfully so. Just this month, a team of researchers in China have developed and tested

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AlphaFold: Protein-Structure Prediction with AI 

Written By: Braeden Cullen Protein structure prediction is an important aspect of computational biology and is the process by which three-dimensional structures of proteins are predicted based on their amino acid sequence. Accurate protein structure prediction is of unparallel importance due to its wide-ranging implications

India’s Battle with Two Harmful Microbes

Written by: Rishitha Boddu   The past few months, nations worldwide have been occupied with the Covid-19 pandemic. After the United States, India is the second leading country in Covid-19 cases and deaths. Unfortunately, India has recently found themselves with yet another illness to worry