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Exploring Virtual Worlds and Simulations

Exploring Virtual Worlds and Simulations

by Arya Maheshwari and Aditya Singhvi

December 10, 2018


Filed under STEM, Winged Post

Science fiction has long theorized about the existence of lifelike simulations, with movies like The Matrix (1999), Gamer (2009) and, most recently, Ready Player One (2018).  However, with the rise of virtual reality technology and the exponential growth of computers, many scientists and philosophers, including Elo...

WiSTEM holds club week to raise money and awareness for Kenyan non-profit

WiSTEM holds club week to raise money and awareness for Kenyan non-profit

by Varsha Rammohan, Copy Editor

November 13, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusive, STEM

Stacks of black shirts emblazoned with the words “STEM saves the world” surround boxes of cookies and boba tea at the WiSTEM club week table as several students crowd the array of goods, searching for something to enjoy after school. Harker’s Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Technol...

Upcoming Bay Area hackathon organized by veteran Harker coder

Upcoming Bay Area hackathon organized by veteran Harker coder

by Anika Rajamani, Reporter

October 18, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusive, STEM

For the past three years, the renowned HSHacks hackathon has invited coding neophytes and wizards alike from the Bay Area and beyond for a chance to test their skills through a day and a half of coding. This year, the hackathon continues in its fourth annual event this coming weekend in Palo Alto tha...

Amazon releases expand horizons of the voice-control “Internet of Things”

Amazon releases expand horizons of the voice-control “Internet of Things”

by Arya Maheshwari, STEM Editor

October 18, 2018


Filed under STEM, Winged Post

The lights slowly blaze to life as you awake, mimicking the dawn sun as the clock glows blue upon reaching six o’clock. Perhaps a rooster crows through the speakers as a calm voice asks you to nod if you’d like your normal breakfast for Wednesdays. The microwave then whirs to life in the background...

Apple releases new iPhones and announces upgrades to other products

Apple releases new iPhones and announces upgrades to other products

by Nina Gee, Staff Illustrator

October 11, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusive, STEM

It's that time again. The time that every tech enthusiast looks forward to at the beginning of the school year (or scowls at, if you're an android fan). It's come consistently every year since 2007, and is on par with holidays like Christmas or Halloween. Sweeping with both rave reviews and controver...

New Ethics in Technology Forum addresses moral quandaries in science

New Ethics in Technology Forum addresses moral quandaries in science

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Reporter

October 9, 2018


Filed under STEM

In early December 2017, an unconscious and dying patient was rushed into the Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida. The Washington Post reported that as doctors hurried to treat the man, they were surprised to discover the words “Do Not Resuscitate” tattooed across his chest with what seem...

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