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All Nobel laureates announced by Nobel Foundation

All Nobel laureates announced by Nobel Foundation

by Helen Yang, Aquila Asst. STEM Editor

October 14, 2017


Filed under Online Exclusive, STEM

For many students, working on a single project for three or four years would reflect great dedication. But what kind of drive is required to work on a project for decades? For Dr. Barry Barish, Nobel laureate in Physics, it took patience and a will to make a change. “We’ve been working on [our research] in...

From Clicks to Bricks: Amazon expands customer experience by opening bookstores

From Clicks to Bricks: Amazon expands customer experience by opening bookstores

by Prameela Kottapalli and Saloni Shah

October 12, 2017


Filed under STEM, Winged Post

Before Amazon, inc., was the largest internet retailer in the world, it was an online bookstore. In 1995, CEO Jeff Bezos made the company’s very first sale–a book entitled “Fluid Concepts and Creative Analogies”– out of his own garage, and in the following years, Amazon diversified to provide sh...

Students submit to Siemens Competition

Students submit to Siemens Competition

by Kaitlin Hsu, Arya Maheshwari, and Aria Wong

October 12, 2017


Filed under STEM, Winged Post

The Siemens Foundation pushed the deadline for competition entries back to Sept. 25, six days after the original date, in consideration of those affected by Hurricane Harvey and other recent weather phenomena across the U.S. “Due to recent extreme weather conditions, the deadline for the 2017 Sieme...

Nobel Foundation announces laureates

Nobel Foundation announces laureates

by Helen Yang and Varsha Rammohan

October 12, 2017


Filed under STEM, Winged Post

How does a person react to receiving a Nobel Prize? In an interview with the Winged Post, physics laureate Dr. Barry C. Barish said that when he received the call from the Nobel Committee at 2:45 a.m. in the morning, he wasn’t completely awake. “At the time it was given this year, we knew we were strong ca...

Global Reset

Global Reset

by Vijay Bharadwaj and Aditya Singhvi

October 12, 2017


Filed under STEM, Winged Post

Several natural disasters, including four major hurricanes and various wildfires, have impacted the United States in the past two months. Atlantic hurricanes often occur in a window from June to November, peaking around late August. Despite that, the coincidence of these hurricanes can be considered un...

Cassini spacecraft ends journey

Cassini spacecraft ends journey

by Ashley Jiang and Arya Tandon

October 12, 2017


Filed under STEM, Winged Post

After traveling for 13 years on due course through space to Saturn and its moons, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft plunged into Saturn’s atmosphere on Friday, Sept. 15, drawing an end to its long journey. The prime mission began in 2004, and was a collaboration between NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA)...

STEM Scene

by Neal Sidhu, Winged Post Asst. STEM Editor

October 12, 2017


Filed under STEM, Winged Post

HARKER Siemens Semifinalists   The students who have been chosen as semifinalists in the Siemens science research competition will be announced Oct. 17. The regional finalists will be released the next day on Oct. 18 Synopsys Guidelines The Synopsys science research competition has put new regulations into place. These re...

Tech Talk

by Neal Sidhu, Winged Post Asst. STEM Editor

October 12, 2017


Filed under STEM, Winged Post

Google Pixel Phones Wikimedia Commons Two smartphones, the Google Pixel 2 and the Google Pixel XL 2, were released on October 4. The Pixel sold $649 and the XL launched for $769. iPhone X Kaitlin Hsu The iPhone X will be released on November 3 with pre-orders starting on October 27. The retail price has been set at $999 for a 64GB phone. Samsung Galaxy Wikimedia Commons The...

University of Waterloo representatives visit fifth period math classes

University of Waterloo representatives visit fifth period math classes

by Rose Guan, Wingspan Senior Staff Writer and Designer

October 10, 2017


Filed under Online Exclusive, STEM

Representatives from the engineering department at the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, presented to two math classes today during fifth period in math department chair Anthony Silk’s room, Dobbins 204. The representatives — Bill A. Anderson, director of admissions for engineerin...

Math Club kicks off with early competitions

Math Club kicks off with early competitions

by Srinath Somasundaram, Reporter

October 8, 2017


Filed under Online Exclusive, STEM

The upper school Math Club participated in some of the first competitions of the school year on Sept. 24, kicking off its many math contests. Eight girls, Joanna Lin (12), Gwyneth Chen (12), Katherine Tian (11), Katherine Zhang (11), Cynthia Chen (10), Emily Liu (10), Grace Huang (10) and Allison Jo...

Synopsys guideline change announced

Synopsys guideline change announced

by Helen Yang, Aquila Asst. STEM Editor

October 1, 2017


Filed under Online Exclusive, Showcase, STEM

The upper school science department will judge student research projects and select up to 30 to sponsor for the 2018 Synopsys Science Fair, due to a new set of regulations. Synopsys is a regional competition for middle and high school students from Santa Clara County and challenges individuals and...

Siemens Competition extends deadline in light of natural disasters

Siemens Competition extends deadline in light of natural disasters

by Katherine Zhang, STEM Editor

September 14, 2017


Filed under Online Exclusive, STEM

The Siemens Competition announced this morning that it would be extending its deadline to Sept. 25, six days after the original deadline, in order to accommodate for students in areas affected by recent natural disasters. "We wish to remain sensitive to all students, families and communities affect...

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