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Weekly Update, 12/16/18

Tech

December 16, 2018

For Peak Performance, Training Should be Tailored to Body Type

A recent BBC report on the importance of genetics to athletic prowess offers a compelling insight into how our bodies can dictate responses to different types of physical activity.

Genetics 

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Weekly Update, 12/9/18

Tech

December 12, 2018

MyMe Wants to Record Your Social Life, or Lack Thereof

The MyMe is a small wearable device that features a wide-angle camera meant to use facial recognition software to identify people in your life and log the amount of time

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Weekly Update, 11/18/18

Tech

November 18, 2018

Artist David Hockney’s $90 Million Painting Breaks Record for Any Living Artist

David Hockney’s painting “Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures)” broke artistic records when it sold for $90.3 million with fees at the New York auction house

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Weekly Update, 11/11/18

Business

November 11, 2018

Car Brakes and Roads Emit Harmful Microplastics

A scientific study in Germany has found that car tires, brake systems, as well as the actual roads, give off microplastics that become airborne, eventually contaminating nearby freshwater sources, and ultimately pollute oceans.

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Weekly Update, 11/4/18

Tech

November 4, 2018

Spinal Cord Implants Offer New Hope for Paralyzed Patients

Implants administered at the University of Louisville have had incredible effects on multiple patients who were previously paralyzed in various accidents.

Following the innovative spinal cord implants, the patients were able

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Weekly Update, 10/28/18

Business, Tech

October 28, 2018

Report Ponders Preferred Autonomous Car Programming

A new report out of MIT explores international preferences when it comes to the theoretical programming of driverless vehicles. Though self-driving cars are still years away from widespread implementation, researchers have been eagerly studying

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Weekly Update, 10/21/18

Tech

October 21, 2018

Major Tech Companies Lean Toward USB Type-C

Recent releases from tech giants Apple and Google may serve as predecessors to an industry-wide embrace of the USB Type-C.

Apple recently released a new charging cord for the Apple Watch that terminates

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Weekly Update, 10/7/18

Tech

October 7, 2018

Dogs No Smarter Than Other Animals, Study Says

A new study has found that canines are not especially intelligent when compared to other wild and domesticated animal species. The study did note, however, that dogs tend to appear more intelligent

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Weekly Update, 9/30/18

Film/Entertainment

September 30, 2018

New Paint Aims to Cool Buildings

A new polymer coating has been proven to reflect a majority of solar energy. The polymer uses a network of micro cavities to reflect light rather than trapping it.

The most immediate practical application

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Weekly Update, 9/16/18

Business

September 16, 2018

Researchers Disclose Terrain Map of Antarctica

A collaboration between scientific researchers has created an ultra-accurate terrain map of the Antarctic continent, which they hope to use to monitor the continent’s changes in structures and total amounts of ice, as climate

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