HUMANS ARE IMMORTAL

LIAM MOHAN The basis for our modern understanding of physics and particle relations rely heavily on the ideas created through thought experiments (hypothetical experiments carried out using imagination). Take, for example, Newton’s bucket argument or the ladder paradox. I will focus on quantum suicide, a thought experiment that describes a world where humans are immortal. … Continue reading HUMANS ARE IMMORTAL

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THE NEXT LEAP FOR MANKIND: A VOYAGE TO MARS

SEAN DONOVAN “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” --Neil Armstrong, upon being the first human to step foot on the moon NASA recently committed to lead the future exploration of the planet Mars. Specifically, it made the goal of sending astronauts to the “Red Planet” by the 2030s. NASA scientists … Continue reading THE NEXT LEAP FOR MANKIND: A VOYAGE TO MARS

THE INTRICACIES OF OSTEOSARCOMA

JASON BUCKMAN Abstract This paper explores 14 articles that address topics related to osteosarcoma chemotherapies. These topics include synthetic lethality, oncogene addiction, and growth factor cell signaling pathways (both external and endosomal). Synthetic lethality is when two different chemicals kill a cell when combined, but neither of the chemicals have any major effects in exclusive … Continue reading THE INTRICACIES OF OSTEOSARCOMA

WINDOWS INTO THE PAST: THE CRADLE OF OUR SPECIES

JOEY KORNMAN Humans have always had an innate, unexplainable obsession with exploring and understanding their roots, fueling the broad study of history, even to this day. We are amazed at the birth of civilization in ancient Mesopotamia, the birth of Democracy in ancient Greece, the birth and shaping of the people who inhabit the world … Continue reading WINDOWS INTO THE PAST: THE CRADLE OF OUR SPECIES

THE PROSPECT OF AN IMPROVED FUTURE: UNDERSTANDING THE HIGH-ENERGY RECHARGEABLE LITHIUM-AIR BATTERY

NINA FAYNSHTAYN Both in design and impact, the high-energy rechargeable lithium-air battery engenders hope for fans of alternative energy sources. According to the U.S. Department of Energy,  these batteries can store up to 10 times the amount of energy in today’s lithium batteries, which is equivalent to that of gasoline. In fact, they have a … Continue reading THE PROSPECT OF AN IMPROVED FUTURE: UNDERSTANDING THE HIGH-ENERGY RECHARGEABLE LITHIUM-AIR BATTERY