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October 16, 2021

Science & Technology

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New compound has big implications for clean energy Researchers at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland discovered a new type of chemical compound that has the potential to make ceramic fuel cells a practical clean energy solution. Ceramic fuel cells have long been suggested as an alternative to fossil fuels but have not been widely implemented because of their high operating temperature, which results in a short life span. These fuel cells are a promising avenue for emissions reduction as they emit very low amounts of emissions and can convert chemical energy into electrical energy with high efficiency. 

Artwork, such Luke Fildes’s The Doctor, can remind students of the non-academic side of medicine.

Pre-med students interpret art through a healthcare lens

During their undergraduate studies, pre-health students tend to take a variety of courses in science and mathematics in an attempt to fulfill the prerequisites for the graduate program of their choice. The required completion of specific courses often makes it difficult for pre-health students to explore other areas of study, such as the humanities. 

Weather trends intensify due to climate change

Climate change and global warming affect the weather in more ways than you can think of, and changing weather affects humans in even more ways. Last week, I discussed how climate change affected health. This week, I’ll be talking about how climate change affects the climate and weather.

Scientists study waves to predict Indian monsoons

Harindra Fernando gave a talk titled “Monsoon Intraseasonal Oscillations in Equatorial Atmosphere and Oceans” on Feb. 28 in Hodson Hall. The talk was sponsored by the Center for Environmental and Applied Fluid Mechanics as part of their weekly seminar series and hosted by Rui Ni, an assistant professor of Mechanical Engineering at Hopkins. 

Alumnae give advice on salary negotiation

The Whiting School of Engineering invited panelists Anita Samarth and Laura Bossi to discuss salary negotiation for women in industry, as part of the event series Hopkins Engineers Week on Wednesday, Feb. 19.

Math is a foundational and universal discipline

Mathematics — four syllables that evoke a wide array of emotions and responses. Many of these emotions that arise are rooted in high school experiences of extensive formula memorizing and glitching of graphing calculators. However, mathematics is not simply a list of trigonometric identities.

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