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Tech Talk with Thyagaraj

May 20, 2014


Filed under STEM

A few winters ago, I eagerly ran to the mini Christmas tree my family had set up on that cold December morning. Scrambling through all the wrapped packages, I finally grabbed the one that had my name on it. After unwrapping it, a smile slowly lit up my face as I saw it was an iPod Touch. Finally m...

Flying into the future with commercial drones

Flying into the future with commercial drones

by Catherine Huang

May 19, 2014


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The whir of drone rotor blades may soon become commonplace in cities as more companies turn their focus to commercializing drone activities Commercial drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), have already been used for photography, military operations, and surveying crops on farms. Companies such...

Mesh networking leads to greater flexibility

Mesh networking leads to greater flexibility

by Vineet Kosaraju

May 19, 2014


Filed under STEM

Recently, a new technology, known as mesh networking, has arisen, allowing users to route traffic and share internet connections throughout a neighborhood. Mesh networks have recently been helpful with promoting human rights, and can also help in natural disasters. Traditional Wi-Fi networks operate by all...

E-Textbooks revolutionize studying

E-Textbooks revolutionize studying

by Stanley Zhao and Stephanie Chen

May 19, 2014


Filed under STEM, Uncategorized

As the digital world expands and e-books become increasingly popular for both recreation and education, many students at Harker are now choosing to use online textbooks and PDF files instead of physical copies. E-books are often more convenient than physical textbooks, as they are weightless and save spa...

SpaceX Dragon

SpaceX Dragon

by Mercedes Chien

May 16, 2014


Filed under STEM

Sponsored by SpaceX, a private company made to advance space technology, Dragon is the only functioning aircraft that can bring loads of cargo back to Earth safely from the International Space Station (ISS). According to the company’s website, Dragon’s last successful mission contained 2,300 pounds...

Release date of iPhones 5S and 5C looms, eliciting mixed student response

Release date of iPhones 5S and 5C looms, eliciting mixed student response

by Vedant Thyagaraj and Tara Parimi

November 1, 2013


Filed under STEM, Winged Post

Apple revamped its iPhone lineup on Sept. 10 with the introduction of two new phones, the iPhones 5S and relatively low-cost iPhone 5C. Several students seem to be quite enthusiastic about the new models. “Apple’s awesome! Way better than Samsung! I hope Apple stays at the top.” Nicolas Bean...

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