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Discovery Spotlight: New Form of Energy Storage in “Crumpled” Graphene

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            When you have a bad idea, you typically crumple up the piece of paper you wrote it on and throw it in the trash. However, researchers at MIT have taken the simple idea of crumpling paper and have applied it to a whole other level that could revolutionize electrical energy […]

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The Science Behind Skipping Stones

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Ever wondered about the physics of skipping stones?   Well, it was first described in 1968 by Kirston Koths, a chemistry student at Amherst College. “Koths photographed stones skipping across a sandbox, a tabletop covered in a blanket, and water. On the sand and the tabletop, he found, the stones struck with their trailing edge, […]

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Science + Sugar = Candy!

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Boo! Trick or Treat! In honor of Halloween and because we love science and candy, we have decided to write about the science behind some of our favorite candies. Licorice Vs.   => ANISE LICORICE ROOT CANDY   What gives liquorice candy (aka Twizzlers, Red Vines, etc.) its taste? At first, this may seem like a […]

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How to Secure a Research Position

Thursday, October 16th, SEBS hosted a research panel to help undergraduates learn more about the world of research – how to find and secure positions, and what to expect. Six panelists spoke about their experiences: Becca Arbacher (CC’16, Physics), Sarah Berlinger (SEAS ’16, Chemical Engineering), Vahe Galstyan (CC’16, Physics), Madeleine Hunter (CC’17, Economics, premed), Brian […]

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Fighting the Flu

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One year. 20% of the population. 200,000 people hospitalized. 32,743 dead. Rising fevers. Violent coughs. Agonizing congestion. Aching fatigue. Pounding headaches. Painful deaths. What is the cause of such misery? . . . . . THE FLU. [insert formidable music here] But there’s one simple way to prevent the contraction of this virus. A complex […]

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Come Visit SEBS at the Flu Fair on 10/7/14!

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  SEBS will be tabling at the Flu Fair on October 7th, 2014, taking place on Low Plaza between 12 and 4. Come out to learn about the flu, the importance, of vaccinations, and the science behind infection! We will be giving out some freebies as well, so stop by, bring friends, and get vaccinated!

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Interview with Professor Alexandra Horowitz

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  Present is SEBS’s VP Events Christa and OCMs Laura and Christine L. PART ONE   PART TWO   Christa: This is an interview with Professor Alexandra Horowitz and she will give us some background information on what she does, what she teaches and all her work.   Horowitz: Hi my name is Alexandra Horowitz […]

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NYCSEF Volunteering Spring 2014

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On Sunday, March 2nd, board members of CU SEBS trekked up to City College at 137th Street to partake in the excitement of the New York City Science and Engineering Fair for high school students as volunteers. From signing out judges, organizing and sorting through evaluation sheets, and occasionally perusing through the sea of rising, ambitious researchers, […]

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Babies with 3 Biological Parents

Recently, a method has been discovered that would use in vitro fertilization to create an embryo consisting of the DNA from three people. Usually, a cell consists of nuclear DNA, half of which is from the mom and half of which is from the dad. In addition, cells have mitochondrial DNA, all of which are […]

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Celebrating Engineering!

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Hello Columbia! Walking down College Walk, you may have noticed something different. No, it isn’t the sunny skies or the snow that is finally melting away. It’s Low Library, lit up with bright blue lights and the the SEAS logo. This is the beginning of the celebration of SEAS’ sesquicentennial anniversary, coinciding with national Engineers […]

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