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A Drive to Assist – Brooklyn Tech Blood Drive

Students laughed and peered over each other’s shoulders as they lined up outside of the Tech auditorium. These students were excited to contribute the blood necessary for transfusions at the Brooklyn Technical High School Blood Drive on Tuesday, December 6, 2016. Ms. Lovelett, the assistant principal of the Biology department and coordinator of the Brooklyn …

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Nitrogen Breaks the Principles of Chemistry

Peter Choi Nitrogen is a common element that comprises seventy-five percent of the air that surrounds us. It is well documented and generally accepted that nitrogen makes maximum of 4 bonds. Recently, however,  researchers at the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences (IPC PAS) in Warsaw used computer simulation to predict …

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Hundreds of Thousands Involuntarily Participate in Cyberattacks

Naiem Gafar At any given moment, millions of everyday devices are connecting to the internet. Personal computers and smartphones are just the beginning of an extensive list of gadgets that contribute to the “Internet of Things,” a term that was coined in 1999 by Kevin Ashton to describe the precipitous integration of information technology with …

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Weston Research Scholars Program Opens Doors for STEM Research

Peter Choi ’19 Research can be as simple as loading a webpage on Google or asking a teacher for an answer to a difficult question. However, the Weston Research Scholars Program, also known as Weston, takes research to a higher intellectual level. Weston opens doors for high school students  to pursue their interests in science, …

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Tech Students get to Finals at Samsung Solve 2016

This March, four Tech students were commemorated for their work using the Fast Fourier transform—and cellphones—to prevent car crashes. Congratulations to Allison Collard de Beaufort, Ben Spiegel, Hanin Dari, and Ricardo Monico for their amazing work on the app and raising awareness. The inspiration for the project came as three students from M.S. 51 died …

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The Discovery of Gravitational Waves is Making Waves in Physics

Rhia Singh ’17. Over a billion years ago, millions of galaxies from the Milky Way, a pair of black holes collided losing more mass than three times the mass of the Sun. All this mass converted to energy in a fraction of a second and released as gravitational waves that rippled space itself. A black hole …

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