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July 19, 2017

As with many of the great modern technologies that now seem commonplace, artificial intelligence, also known as A.I., could have its roots traced back to classic science fiction stories. In fact, we can trace the word robot all the way back to a play in 1920, “R.U.R. (...

July 6, 2017

Humans have always had an innate desire to create. We use these innovations on a daily, if not hourly, basis and never think twice about it. Today most of us have a smartphone. It’s easy to take for granted the ease of access we have now with our modern technology beca...

July 3, 2017

Imagine taking out a thin transparent slice of plastic the size of a credit card which can unfold and become your laptop! This is the promise that futuristic organic circuits hold, if their full capacity is taken advantage of this scenario may no longer be just science...

June 29, 2017

How do brain cells communicate?

The average adult human brain is made up of about 100 billion brain cells!  Brain cells, which are also called neurons, communicate via the conduction of electrical currents called action potentials.  An action potential is an electrical...

June 22, 2017

What is genetics?

The history of genetics began with the work of the Augustinian friar Gregor Mendel.  Mendel’s research on the characteristics of pea plants, which was published in 1866, described how genetic inheritance works.  Through Mendel’s research, we have learn...

June 15, 2017

From the abacus to the modern computer human kind has always realized that our brains are not well suited for computing large scale numbers in an efficient manner (our brains do outperform modern computers in many other aspects though), thus we relied on machines to he...

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