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“Gene Drive” could genetically modify an entire wild species

The genes for ending malaria, typhus, and a whole host of invasive species, seem like an easy fix to the ever-persistent pandemics that ravage third world countries. Unfortunately, while supplanting these characteristics into fetal specimens [...]

Space Launch System passes critical design testing

The Space Launch System, NASA’s latest project, has recently passed critical testing, showing a resurgence of American presence in space. The new spacecraft is remarkable in that it is the largest, most powerful spacecraft ever created, said [...]

Multinational scientific collaboration yields interdisciplinary marvel

Modern-day solar cells have made immense strides in their ability to capture the intrinsic energy of the sun since their emergence in 1839. However, mankind’s efforts to harness this power have always been outshone by the efficiency of one [...]

Two truths and a lot of lies

Information heard on the internet isn’t always true, but misinformation about scientific discoveries and inventions are becoming increasingly common to find in legitimate news because of how quickly they spread online. Sometimes, misinformation [...]

To block or not to block

As with many public institutions, Raisbeck Aviation High School is heavily pressured to filter certain websites, such as those which are deemed harmful towards minors. However, the filtering program has disserviced some students in the past. [...]

Students tackle new events for Science Olympiad

After RAHS Science Olympiad team’s challenging but successful previous season, many members are competing in new events this season. Because of these events, coaches Scott McComb and Lisa Weeks as well as the students are getting prepared [...]

Laptops return to (not) play

While students were out and about during the summer, RAHS’s Blended Learning Technologist Anthony McLaughlin was hard at work fixing the laptops so they would function better during the 2015-2016 school year. After a cleaning of the hardware, [...]

Innovative iPads impact lesson plans

Technology has definitely had an impact on the way students learn at RAHS. From television sets in every classroom to the use of OneNote, teachers have many different ways of getting points across to their students. Teachers were given the [...]

Temporary night vision becomes reality

  A team of biohackers from California successfully induced a temporary sense of night vision by injecting a simple chemical cocktail directly onto the eye. Incredibly, it allowed other scientists to see over 160 feet in the dark for a [...]

Suns out, test tubes ready

For many students at RAHS, the learning doesn’t stop at the end of the long school year. “Science camps” for all ages allow students to learn about things they are truly interested about and keep their mind sharp over the summer. If they [...]

Troubleshooting Technology

Technology is frequently a double-edged sword, but so is technology policy. While the backend bureaucracy might not be as black and white as a program crashing when you need it most, the blessings and curses it offers can be found all over [...]