Science

This section of the Jackson Journal is dedicated to empirical science.

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The Future Isn’t What the Future Was.

By: Tomi Vacca, Journalist
In 1985 the movie Back to the Future was made and captivated the hearts of people all around the world. Four years later in 1989 a sequel was released set in 2015, 6 years prior to when this article was written. The movie painted a very colorful picture of futuristic gadgets and how the lives of people would be 30 years in the future. Lets look back and see how we compare.
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Worlds Fastest Object Isn’t A Rocket. It’s A Computer.

By: Abhi Palikala, Journalist
One of the most difficult mathematical problems, which would take the worlds fastest supercomputer over 10,000 years, solved in 200 seconds.
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Hospitals Start Using 3-D Printers to Recreate Body Parts

By: Devum Agarwal , Reporter
3-D printing body parts is very complicated and doesn't use plastic like most 3-D builds. Instead, the process uses the patient's tissue to create new cells that, in turn, create new tissue for the doctor to use.
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How Do Rainbows Form?

By: Prix Hixson, Prix Hixson
Rainbows typically appear after a rainstorm and the sun shines and a rainbow appears, but the process is much more detailed than that.
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String Theory— The Supposed Theory of Everything

By: Benita Xavier, Journalist
Our universe is a vast plane of existence, so one can imagine that being able to compile all of its wonders and rules in one theory would be a difficult task. So how can string theory do this?
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COVID-19 Vaccine

By: Aiden Tran, Reporter

As most people know, the COVID-19 vaccine has finally been released to health care workers and essential workers. The COVID-19 vaccine is available to men and women aged 18 and up because it has only been...

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Why Is “X” The Unknown?

By: Abigail Chi, Reporter

The term "x" has always been the term for the unknown or hidden. This letter in our alphabet in used often in our lives such as Project X; the X-Men; the X-Files; and most commonly the variable we use...

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How Science Fiction Impacts Society

By: Benita Xavier, Journalist

Whether we notice it or not, science fiction has and continues to define our future- its impressions on society ranging from the creation of the cell phone to our perception and curiosity of aliens. Science...

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Chernobyl Disaster

By: Cole Stux, Journalist

On April 25 1986, near a small town in Ukraine the worst nuclear disaster in history happened. A group of young Russian scientists and a more experienced scientist were running test on Chernobyl's #4 RBMK...

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Technology That Makes You Nearly Invisible

By: Markus Merrill, Reporter

The Canadian company responsible for making the technology is named, "Hyperstealth."  The product's name is "Quantum Stealth."  Quantum Stealth is a clear material, and anything behind the material is...

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The Engineering Behind a Good Apple

By: Tomi Vacca, Journalist

Whether you're on the go or sitting on the couch watching TV, the apple can be a great snack or a flavoring for a variety of different dishes. But how is a good apple made? Well the most common apple...

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Invisibility Lens

By: Tomi Vacca, Journalist
The 'Rochester Lens' is a multi-directional invisibility device. Simply put, a set of lenses that make whatever is behind them appear invisible.
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