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Webcomic Shenanigans

Recently, webcomics have become a common topic with the students at Aviation High School. “Oh yeah, the AHS kiddos who read webcomics like Homestuck and xkcd are definitely the cool kids of the school,” says Grace Cieszkiewicz, a junior [...]

Ubuntu, Coming Soon to Phones Near You

Canonical Ltd., the producer of Ubuntu, the most popular Linux distribution in the world, announced that they were to enter the mobile platform on January 2 of this year. They advertised a new hardware lineup of phones and the operating system [...]

Shocking the auto industry

Tesla Motors is a US-based company that designs, manufactures and sells electric cars and components. This public company gained widespread attention by producing the Tesla Roadster, the first fully electric sports car, and is stirring up the [...]

Googling to the Moon

Two years after Google launched the Google Lunar X Prize, the Lunar Lion team from Penn  State University continues to work towards putting a rover on the moon. “A total of $30 million in prizes are available to the first privately funded [...]

Satellite Tech Propelling Forward

Recently, Boeing announced the first ever communications satellite to use no chemical propulsion at all, which has profound implications for the future of space. The $400 million deal just signed with Asia Broadcast Satellite (ABS) and Satelites [...]

Famous Philanthropist Funds Future

Paul Allen, billionaire philanthropist and co-founder of Microsoft, has announced the decision at a press conference in Seattle on March 21 to put an additional $300 million into the cause of mapping the human brain. Allen said that the goal [...]

Shredding the Speed Limit

Shelby Supercars (SSC), a Washington-based company, is aiming to make their new SSC Tuatara the fastest production car in the world. The Tuatara was released last year, and has been showcased at various auto shows, among them the Pebble Beach [...]

Kinect Hacking

For the better part of three decades, robotics has been stuck: When a robot moves through the world it must have the ability to create a 3D map of its environment and more importantly, understand its place within it. Scientists in the field [...]

Copyright Laws Threaten Online Security

More Internet users are now caught in copyright pitfalls than ever before. Some are facing lawsuits and crimninal charges just because they aren’t aware how copyright law works. The January takedown of Megaupload, a popular cloud-based file [...]

Looking Up Young Innovators

Due to last year’s success, Google is holding another science fair in an attempt to gather the brightest youth and their stellar ideas, offering a prospective chance at the limelight. The company is coaxing youth between thirteen and eighteen [...]

Computer Problems on the Mend

Last year, Chris Lu, Dustin Werran, and Nathan Redon, three AHS juniors, noticed that many students were being turned away from AHS CAD classes for lack of capable machines.  They found that the Highline School District’s approved vendor [...]