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5 Simple Steps to Leading a Happier Life

Written by: Abhinav Anne Interviewed: Dr. Laurie Santos – Professor of Psychology at Yale University and Founder of the Happiness Lab “Are we truly wired for happiness?” This question posed by Dr. Laurie Santos, a Professor of Psychology at Yale University and the Founder of

The Science of Dreams

Written by: Chad Park Dreams are a phenomenon that has intrigued humanity for centuries. Dreams captivate our nights, naturally leading to questions about their origins, function, and meaning. Dreams are a puzzling concept, with fascinating foundations for their existence, potential roles in cognitive processes, and

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The Yang-Mills Problem

Written by: Karthik Prasad Seven Problems. 1 million dollars for each one solved. The Yang-Mills Mass Gap problem is one of the fabled Millenium Problems and is of great interest in mathematical physics. Its statement is…incomprehensible for most, filled with abstract terms: prove that for

Automotive Sustainability: Desulfurization and Catalytic Converters

Written by: Jack Morby There are millions of cars in use every day that contribute 74.5 percent of the 8 billion tons of CO2 emissions that come from the transport sector (International Energy Agency, 2018). In return for comfortable and personalized travel, the environment suffers.

Rip, Crunch, Freeze: The Three Fates of our Universe

Written by: Laya Gopalakrishnan   Every action has an equal and opposite reaction, so states Newton’s Third Law of Motion. This idea pertains to every conceivable instance in spacetime, from two people playing catch to the collision of planets. However, how can we apply this

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The Matters and What They Teach Us About the Universe

Matter– an all-encompassing term used to describe a substance whose properties include mass and volume. The formal particle physics definition is explained through the Paul-Exclusion Principle: at the fundamental level, the matter is any field such as an electron, quark, neutrino in which particles and

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SpinLaunch: A New Method of Sending Satellites into Space

By: Edgar Carlos A new startup company called SpinLaunch is changing the way we send satellites into orbit. The company, which was founded in 2014 by Jonathan Yaney, uses a concept of catapulting satellites into space. The idea may sound bizarre at first, but SpinLaunch

The Venusian Sky Cities of Our Future

Written by: Laya Gopalakrishnan Surfacism: an ideology detailing human nature’s affinity towards physically colonizing or marking land to claim and inhabit it. Though “surfacism” is not a legitimate word included in any existing dictionaries, according to Dr. Gabe Perez-Giz, former host of “PBS Space Time,”

Schwarzschild Cosmology and Black Hole-ception!

Written by: Laya Gopalakrishnan 1 x 10-43 seconds. This is the duration of time that our universe was able to remain within a 1 x 10-33 centimeter confine. Following this was a phenomenon that many of us are familiar with: The Big Bang. There are