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STEM Scene (Volume 20, Issue 1)

STEM Scene (Volume 20, Issue 1)

by Anika Rajamani, reporter

September 3, 2018

New iPhones set to release Apple is set to release three models of the new iPhone later this year, presumably in September. This includes a larger iPhone X Plus and a cheaper LCD model. Apple has yet to disclose the official release date or the name of the new iPhones. NASA launches Parker Probe to ...

Summer research internships create new opportunities for student researchers

Summer research internships create new opportunities for student researchers

by Saloni Shah and Anjay Saklecha

September 3, 2018

Over the past summer, students participated in various research projects at locales ranging from local companies to startups to academic institutions such as Stanford University and University of California at Santa Cruz (UCSC). Students looking to participate in UC Santa Cruz’s Summer Internship Program ...

Global Reset: The new normal

Global Reset: The new normal

by Jin Tuan, Lifestyle Editor

September 3, 2018

17 fires are actively burning across California as of Aug. 28. The Mendocino Complex fire, the largest ever in Californian history, continues to spread in the Ranch portion and is now 93 percent contained. With three injuries and one fatality confirmed so far, and smoke covering all of California and ...

Moral dilemmas arise with new self-driving cars and advanced artificial intelligence

Moral dilemmas arise with new self-driving cars and advanced artificial intelligence

by Srinath Somasundaram, Opinions Editor

September 3, 2018

In October 2017, a bill titled the “AV Start Act,” designed to remove some restrictions on the operation of self-driving car technology, unanimously passed the Senate Commerce Committee in a significant legislative step forward for the future of autonomous technologies. Backing to bring the bill to a vote stalled ...

Harker teams win awards at national TEAMS competition

Harker teams win awards at national TEAMS competition

by Helen Yang, Columnist

September 3, 2018

Two teams of upper school students won in several categories of the national Test for Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics and Science (TEAMS) competition from June 22 to 25 in Atlanta. This year, TEAMS proposed “Engineering a Greener World” as the annual theme. The competition challenges middl...

Remedying video game toxicity: Can the new incentives in “Overwatch” get the job done?

Remedying video game toxicity: Can the new incentives in “Overwatch” get the job done?

by Arya Maheshwari, STEM Editor

September 3, 2018

“We often talk about ways to punish players who are behaving poorly and it’s not very exciting to a lot of us,” Jeff Kaplan, the lead designer of the Blizzard Entertainment video game “Overwatch,” started in his developer update for early June. “I think, more often than not, players are beh...

Trump’s administration rescinds previous environmental plans, alters emissions

Trump’s administration rescinds previous environmental plans, alters emissions

by Irina Malyugina and Tiffany Wong, Reporter and Aquila News Editor

May 14, 2018

In recent years, federal and state governments in the U.S. have initiated the switch towards using renewable energy sources and regulating emissions, passing pieces of legislature such as the Energy Policy Act of 2005, which used financial incentives such as loan guarantees to motivate states to combat en...

Dialectic: Is deleting Facebook useful?

by Arya Maheshwari and Rose Guan

May 14, 2018

In our recurring Dialectics, two authors with contrasting viewpoints discuss an issue of prominence in the local or broader community. We hope to use these multiple view stop provoke deeper thought among the student body and help readers explore new perspectives. Recently, Facebook revealed that it h...

AI-themed research symposium draws crowds

AI-themed research symposium draws crowds

by Farah Hosseini and Rose Guan

May 14, 2018

The Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math club (WiSTEM), along with parent outreach volunteers, Harker staff and other clubs including Research Club, held the 13th annual Research Symposium, themed after artificial intelligence, across campus on April 14. Over 900 people attended...

Elementary! Find compounds in a chemical word search

Elementary! Find compounds in a chemical word search

by Derek Yen

May 14, 2018

This puzzle is a combination of a word search and a crossword puzzle. Like as in a word search, there is a grid of letter (elemental symbols) in a jumbled grid. Only some of these letter when isolated can form real words (chemical compounds). Like in a word search, the same atom can be used multiple...

Tech Talk

by Kathy Fang, Photo editor

May 14, 2018

NASA and SpaceX launched the Transiting Exoplanet Surveying Satellite (TESS) on April 18, whose mission is to investigate exoplanets that may be capable of supporting life in a sky area 400 times larger than the Kepler mission launched in 2009.   British and American scientists di...

STEM Scene

STEM Scene

by Kathy Fang, Photo editor

May 14, 2018

The upper school Science Bowl team competed at the National Science Bowl competition in Washington, D.C., after having won the regional competition in February.   A team of upper school students presented their projects at the California State Science Fair at Los Angeles from April 23 to 24...

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