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One Big Three-Legged Race: App Designer Yunning Liu on the Undying Relationship Between Technology and Design

Left Brain, Tech

November 13, 2018

The Idea Trader’s continuing efforts to chronicle advances in tech, medicine, and scientific research have brought our attention to some truly inspiring stories. Just in the past few months we have seen incredible efforts in all of these fields. Most

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Interview With Grocery Delivery Mogul, Tejas Viswanath

Left Brain, Tech

September 14, 2018

Tejas Viswanath was originally a member of the cutting-edge tech accelerator Y Combinator. Through hard work and innovative methods, the big ideas he had back then have become reality. Now, Viswanath stands as the founder of Chaldal, one of the

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Software Whiz Ahmed Ilyas On What It Feels Like To Be At The Center Of The Tech World

Left Brain, Tech

September 14, 2018

Ahmed Ilyas has dedicated his life to developing a kind of superpower. He takes code and turns it into programs and products that have massive utilitarian functionality and value. And while many programmers end up falling down the rabbit hole

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The Cost of Elon Musk’s Vision for Transportation

Left Brain, Tech

June 17, 2018

Elon Musk is famed for revolutionizing transportation through privatization; first with Tesla and Space X, and The Boring Company is seeking to tackle public transit next. While developments of Musk’s undertaking of the Hyperloop have been discussed for years, the

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Psychedelic Drugs and their Effects on Depression Discovered

Left Brain, Tech

June 12, 2018

A new study conducted by scientists at the University of California Davis examined the effects of psychoactive substances on depression and other related disorders, finding that the substances could combat depression by promoting neural plasticity and neuron growth. While it

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Gender and the Millennial Issue with Impostor Syndrome

Business, Left Brain

June 5, 2018

First coined by psychologists in the 1970s, impostor syndrome has become a buzzword for the millennial generation. Characterized by a sense of self-doubt and uncertainty, the term refers to feeling as though one has faked their way into a successful

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Study Links Body Clock to Certain Mental Illnesses

Left Brain, Tech

May 26, 2018

A British university study has found a connection between a disturbed circadian rhythm and a greater likelihood of certain mental illnesses. The circadian rhythm, better known as the body’s internal clock, is the pattern of waking and sleeping time our

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UK Facial Recognition Wrongly Identifies Criminals

Left Brain, Tech

May 20, 2018

The UK government is feeling immense scrutiny over the facial recognition software being used to identify criminals at public events. Photos of every attendee are being collected by the vast network of british surveillance cameras installed throughout metropolitan areas of

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3-D Printing Startup has Eye on the Sky

Left Brain, Tech

April 20, 2018

Relativity Space, the Los Angeles-based rocket manufacturer, is using the world’s largest 3-D printers to disrupt the growing aerospace market. The company believes it can 3-D print 95 percent of the Terran 1, their orbital rocket in development. The startup

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Tesla Model 3 Becomes America’s Best-Selling Electric Car

Business, Left Brain

April 19, 2018

Tesla Inc. topped electric car sales in first quarter 2018 production numbers released on Tuesday. With only ten years under its belt, Tesla has surpassed some manufacturing bottlenecks associated with accelerated production and delivery. Tesla CEO Elon Musk received a

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Your Smart Device Might Be Listening

Left Brain, Tech

April 15, 2018

Google and Amazon, tech giants and the leading sellers of digital assistants, have filed patent applications to collect data from millions of smart devices. The New York Times reports that the companies both “filed patent applications that outline an array

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Intel Feels the Hurt as Apple Plans to Use Its Own Chips

Business, Left Brain

April 8, 2018

Apple Inc. is in works to exclusively use its own chips in Mac products starting as soon as 2020, according to interviews by Reuters. According to Bloomberg supply chain analysis, Intel Corp., the chip supplier for Mac computers, risks five

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Uber Suspends Self-Driving Car Tests after Fatal Crash

Business, Left Brain

April 6, 2018

Uber halted its self-driving car tests in Arizona after a pedestrian was fatally injured in Phoenix last week. The rideshare company faces a significant setback after tying the future of Uber to self-driving cars.

Police and authorities are investigating the

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