Category: Science

Starlink

Emre S., journalist

As SpaceX launches its 4th Starlink mission on December the 14th. You may be wondering what is this for? What will this bring to our world? Starlink plans to make a satellite constellation by 2021. This will help us spread 5G around the world, even on deserted islands! It will bring a faster connection speed across the globe faster than regular satellites.

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Plastics in the environment

Nyma E., journalist

We depend on plastics almost every day. What many people don’t know (or don’t like to think about), is plastic is extremely harmful to the environment. Plastics are toxic to the Earth; they harm organisms, entire ecosystems, and can even harm humans.  If we don’t take action now, who knows what the Earth will be like for future generations.

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Climate Crisis: The Ocean

Emma D., journalist

According to “Climate Change and the Ocean”, “over 90% of the heat” produced by climate change has been consumed by the ocean. This is an alarming statistic. From the industrial revolution to today, Earth’s population has continued to rise, and more people means more fossil fuel burning and energy usage (Smithsonian Ocean). Sediment cores from the deep ocean have determined that human activity is the primary cause of climate change; more specifically, the greenhouse effect (Smithsonian Ocean). Through this effect, gases, most notably carbon dioxide, have been released into the atmosphere in record numbers (Smithsonian Ocean). These gases have absorbed heat from the Sun, and in turn, have gradually warmed the Earth (Smithsonian Ocean). The ocean, which is home to 96.5% of Earth’s water, is literally taking the heat (“How Much Water…”).

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How GREEN is a GWUOHS Students’ Classroom?

Gryffin P., journalist

According to the Center for Sustainable Systems at the University of Michigan, “A carbon footprint is the total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions caused directly and indirectly by an individual, organization, event or product.” They continue, “it is calculated by summing the emissions resulting from every stage of a product or service’s lifetime (material production, manufacturing, use phase, and end-of-life disposal).” From the perspective of the school, how does a GWUOHS student’s carbon footprint compare to a traditional brick and mortar school student? Let’s put our best foot forward and look into transportation, paper, and lunchtime.

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Odontogenesis: Developmental Process of Human Teeth

Alexandra Hoethke., editor

Odontogenesis is the developmental process of teeth. Teeth undergo a specific developmental process that enables them to develop within the human gums fully. Within the general operation of odontogenesis are distinct developmental stages. The stages in which the teeth develop are initiation, bud, cap, bell, apposition, maturation, root formation, and eruption. (John Giunta, 1:33-3:49) Teeth development begins in the fetus stage of human development. During this stage, the tissue in the gums forms around the teeth. After this process, the teeth start to perpetuate through the gums. This stage occurs after birth. Consequently, the development of human teeth further advances as the human body grows and develops. (John Giunta, 0:04-0:32)

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Revolutionary wearable technology

Gryffin T., journalist

The Museum of Science and Industry of Chicago is home to over 100+ technological advances. Showcased in the current Wired to Wear exhibit, you will find revolutionary devices such as the SpiderSense Vest, SignAloud Gloves, and the Iridescence dress. These inventions assist people to communicate and navigate their surroundings. The SpiderSense Vest is revolutionary for people impaired by partial to full blindness. It gives them a chance to “see” again.

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