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Polymers: Building up to Humanity’s Needs

Polymers: Building up to Humanity’s Needs

Jason Jung, Grade 11, ISEC 2015 Runner-Up ——— Perhaps the most strategic military resource a country could own is rubber. In fact, during the mid-20th century, the U.S. relied heavily on natural rubber imported from Southeast Asia for automobile tires, military vehicles, and footwear for soldiers. As a result, when […]

 
 

New algorithms for recognizing and categorizing data

New algorithms for recognizing and categorizing data

Humans have the incredible capacity to learn how to recognize and categorize stimuli, even if only given a small portion of the object or rotating it to a different angle. However, this tasks is difficult for machines, which must follow strict commands that are often unique to specific situations. Any […]

 
 

Remote-controlled sensor system inspects suitcase bombs

Remote-controlled sensor system inspects suitcase bombs

It is easy to abandon one’s baggage when one is caught in the chaos that is characteristic of airports and train stations. However, the consequence of such a mistake is not light. The emergency services have to enter the scene on the assumption that the baggage is an improvised explosive […]

 
 

Evidence of a new epoch

Evidence of a new epoch

While there is little doubt that human development – including deforestation and urban development – has changed the landscape of the Earth, scientists are still debating whether human activity has become significant enough to define a new epoch in the geological time scale. An international team of scientists, the Anthropocene […]

 
 

Ouch! Opioid blockers and the production of pain

Ouch! Opioid blockers and the production of pain

Pain serves an important function in alerting a body to negative inputs and preventing damage. However, some people with a mutation in the SCN9A gene, which codes for a critical sodium channel Nav1.7, are unable to sense any pain at all (1). Pain insensitivity is an extremely rare condition, with […]

 
 
 
 

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