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Aquaponics Beta Test
Aquaponics Beta Test
By: Camryn Swift, Olivia Sim, Yusuf Lashin, Noah Yazdani, and Adrian Banihashemi
A summery of what we have learned about our small scale aquaponics system and our plans for the 2022-2023 school year.
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Energy In a Dying Universe
Energy In a Dying Universe
By: Thomas Ritchey
Everyone knows that energy that goes in to a black hole is trapped forever. Slipping past the event horizon, falling infinitely into an infinitely empty, infinitely deep and yet still infinitely dense well, concentrated in an infinitely small pebble at the bottom. We all know this energy is trapped forever... or is it?
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Deepwater Aquaponics Floating Rafts Growing Lettuce, Basil and Arugula
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Aquaponics-The Future Farm
By: Yusuf Lashin, Jounralist

What are Aquaponics? Well aquaponics is a really interesting sustainable method for food growth and production. It combines traditional aquacultures (cultivation of water animals as clams, fish, crayfish,...

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The Plastic Roads In India
The Plastic Roads In India
By: Noah Yazdani, Journalist
In 2001, a new way of paving roads was discovered. Invented in India, the plastic roads were made for a better environment, and a smoother ride.
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Sustainable Types of Farming
Sustainable Types of Farming
By: Alex Lu, Journalist
For decades, people have been using large farms that grow the same crops, damaging the ecosystem. They use humongous amounts of resources, such as land, water, fertilizer, and air. Not only this, but they pollute the air and water, damaging the ecosystems around them.  However, by using more sustainable, better farming practices, we can reduce the amount of pollution and benefit the ecosystems.
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Why Are Public Electric Scooters Liked And Disliked?
By: Quan Nguyen , Journalist
Ridesharing scooters; good, bad, or in-between?
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How Power Gets To Your Home
By: Miles Kastner, Journalist
It's always when you flip a switch or plug in a cord, but electricity has a long way to travel to get to your house. In fact, the electricity generating station may be hundred's of miles away.
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Why We Should Only Have Electric Cars
By: James Goodwin, Journalist
Electric cars are the future of the world due to the lack of fossil fuels
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Eichhornia crassipes (water hyacinth), a noxious weed that devastates watersheds and local communities (Image credits: Wikipedia)
Water Hyacinths: Meddlesome to Multipurposed
By: Amy Peng, Journalist
How will people adapt to tame the non-native water hyacinth?
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What Is 10 Minutes Till Dawn?
By: Tony Nguyen, Journalist
10 Minutes Before Dawn is a roguelite survival game where you have to survive ten minutes without dying.
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How To Find Your Stolen Airpods
By: Pedro Lopez
This article takes the reader through basic steps to find their missing airpods.
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The Rise of MAPPA Studio
By: Gaby Henriquez, Journalist
MAPPA is a  Japanese animation studio that has been a hit with anime fans. MAPPA Studios has produced animes that are taking the world by storm such as Yuri!!! on ICE, Jujutsu Kasien, and In This Corner of the World.
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The Impact of Virtual Reality on Product Design
By: Gaby Henriquez , Journalist
Virtual Reality, or VR headsets are the hottest technology since the mid-2010's. Because VR headsets are so popular, they are making a tremendous mark on product design.
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Free 3D Software V.S. Industry Standard 3D Software
By: Phu-Duc Nguyen, Journalist
Everything has its pros and cons. It is really impressive that a free 3D software funded by donations is the same or sometimes even better than industry-standard 3D software.
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Five Interesting Websites
By: Phu-Duc Nguyen, Journalist
There are many websites that people access everyday such as google, YouTube, and Gmail. But there are so many other websites that are not as well known. So here are some good not as well known websites.
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PlanetBase By Madruga Works
PlanetBase by Madruga Works
By: Philip Hughes, Journalist
You may be asking, what is Planetbase? Well, I will tell you what Planetbase is, what the game is about, and possibly more.
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How to solve 2x2 Rubik's Cube
By: Keyes Bronson, Journalist
The Rubik's Cube is a puzzle created by Erno Rubik in 1974. Here you will find how to solve the 2x2 version of the Rubik's Cube.
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Choosing Good Passwords
By: Desmond Kraft, Journalist
To understand how to make a good password, first you have to understand what makes a bad password, and how hackers exploit that through a number of methods. Also be ready to take steps if your password is stolen. Know how to change it and take extra measures like using 2FA(2-factor authentication). The main thing is just make sure you don't give it to anyone you don't know in real life and don't put it into any shady sites.
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Electric vs Gasoline Cars- Which is Better?
By: Miles Kastner, Journalist
While gas vehicles are typically less expensive and easier to refuel, there are some advantages to owning an electric vehicle that have nothing to do with pricing.
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Bugatti Divo: The Eight Million Dollar Car
By: Jason Reznikov, Journalist
In 2018, Bugatti released what they call a "one-off" car. Named after the French racer Albert Divo, only 4o Bugatti Divos were ever built for the whole planet, with each car costing nearly 5 million dollars brand-new.
McLaren Elva
McLaren Elva
By: Noah Yazdani, Journalist
McLaren has manufactured many cars throughout the years, but none as significant as the Elva.
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How Electric Cars Work, and Are they Good or Bad
By: Nixon Ortega, How electric cars work and why their good or bad.
Electric cars are the cleanest and fastest source of transportation for any human; they have their advantages and  their downsides. In order to know them all, stay tuned and read the article.
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Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4
By: Andrew Hogge
The limited Edition Countach is homage to the old Countach models but has a twist with a battery, and a V-12 engine so it's a hybrid.
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The Design of the Fastest Car in the World
By: Danny Bullis , Journalist

There are many legal fast sports cars but none really compare to the top speed of the Hennessey Venom GT. The Venom GT is truly a supercar,...

Society of Pacific Region Fishery Officers (SPRFO)
Fishery Officers
By: Allen Chhu

What do Fishery officers do? Fishery officers patrol, enforce, and educate. They patrol the coast, rivers, and beaches for any illegal activities like fishing without a permit,...

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Frogmouths: Nocturnal Masters of Camouflage
By: Julia Clavecillas
Often mistaken to be owls, frogmouths have wide eyes to help them see in the dark. However, unlike owls, frogmouths have broad, hooked beaks and weak feet and legs.
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The Hickory Horned Devil: A Dangerous Creature or a Harmless Caterpillar?
By: Julia Clavecillas
With its vibrant body, intimidating spines, and impressive size, the Hickory Horned Devil is indeed a noticeable creature. This caterpillar can be found all across the United States and can grow up to 5.5 inches or 14 centimeters long.
MyQ Pet Portal
By: Connor Mulherin, Reporter

The MyQ Pet Portal is the best dog door you will ever see. Everybody knows that constantly opening and closing the door for your dog can be quite annoying. Well, if you buy...

Sleeping bats by YuvalH is licensed under CC BY 2.0
By: Pedro Lopez
You will learn a few things about bats about what they eat, do, and facts about these mammals.
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Cicadas, What's The Point?
By: Siamba Oguah
You can hear the chorus of the cicadas every afternoon, but what's the point in them? Periodical cicadas, the ones out now, come out every 13-17.
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What Happens If Mosquitos Go Extinct?
By: Kevin Le
As summer starts to come, mosquitos have slowly come out with it. Have you ever thought about killing every single one of these annoying bugs?
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Fireflies And How They Are Able To Light Up
By: Taryn Heuvelman
Fireflies are magnificent creatures that miraculously are able to light up.
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Conservation Drones
By: Nathan Britton, Journalist
To track poachers and animals, they use a special camera that senses heat.
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The War on Goats
By: Allen Chhu
Many species can only be found there, like the Galapagos Tortoise. In 1959 three goats got on to the main island, and then around 14 years later, those three goats multiplied to an estimated 30,000.
Bees - Why Are They Important?
Bees - Why Are They Important?
By: Umar Tyler
Learn about bees, and why they occupy an important role on the earth!
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Platypus Are Weird
By: Allen Chhu

Overview Platypuses are weird animals. They seem to have been an inbreeding of several different animals plus a flurry of other weirdness. For example, platypuses are mammals...

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The Beginning Of Our Universe
By: Arthur Pandey, Journalist
Technically, the universe expanded from an explosion which is called The Big Bang. As space quickly expanded, the universe cooled and matter was formed. One second after the Big Bang, according to scientists, the universe was filled with tons of neutrons, protons, electrons, anti-electrons, photons and neutrinos.
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By: Marija Petrushevska , Journalist
Space crafts were built to explore in space and discover the unknown. The first reusable spacecraft by NASA was launched in 1981.
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Black Holes May Shape Galaxies (NASA, Chandra, Hubble, 03/03/10) by NASAs Marshall Space Flight Center is marked with CC BY-NC 2.0.
How do black holes form?
By: Ali Iskandar, Journalist
A black hole takes up zero space, but does have mass — originally, most of the mass that used to be a star. And black holes get “bigger” (technically, more massive) as they consume matter near them. The bigger they are, the larger a zone of “no return” they have, where anything entering their territory is irrevocably lost to the black hole. This point of no return is called the event horizon.
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Landing the Space Shuttle
By: Cavanagh Keelin
The space shuttle faced a problem when landing, it was orbiting Earth at over 17,000 mph with almost no air resistance or engine power to help slow it down.
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SpaceX vs Blue Origin
By: Jason Reznikov, Journalist
The billionaire space race that has been taking place for about 20 years has finally hit mainstream media as new innovations and promises take the world by storm.
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Ceres: A Planet That May Hold Water
By: Jason Reznikov, Journalist
Scientists believe that Ceres may have held a liquid ocean in the past.
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The Heat Death/Big Freeze Theory
By: Thomas Ahern, Journalist
A question I'm sure that many have asked is "How will the universe end." Well, the Heat Death/Big Freeze is a possibility.
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How Satellites Helped Ukraine
By: Oliver Tabbal, Journalist
The ongoing Russia-Ukraine war is bad, but there is a way that other countries can help. That is satellites, whether for communication or imagery, and they are saving lives and helping Ukraine every day.
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Is There Life Out There? Mars
By: Dannia Rajo Carballo, Journalist

There has always been a question about whether or not aliens exist, or if there is any sort of life on another planet. Well, scientists have discovered evidence that shows signs of liquid water on Mars,...

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Axial Tilt
By: Allen Chhu
The four seasons are caused by the axial tilt of the earth, also called obliquity, but what if the axial tilt of the earth changed?
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The Theory of General Relativity is... Complicated
By: Max Harr-Robins, Journalist
The theory of general relativity was created by Albert Einstein in 1916 and shows that space isn’t just a stage that is unmoving, but a warping environment that can get “bent”. Masses bend the spacetime around it and the heavier the mass, the more bent spacetime is.
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What Would Happen If We Blew Up The Moon
By: Thomas Ahern, Journalist
However, a nuclear bomb would not be nearly enough to blow up the moon, as all it would leave would just be another moon crater. So that leaves the question; what would blow up the moon?
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