Moving on: an editor’s farewell

Moving on: an editor’s farewell

When I started writing for the Concordy more than three years ago, I hardly could have expected the role the Concordy would play in my time at Union. As a freshman with absolutely no experience in newspaper writing (let alone …→

The White House weighs in

The White House weighs in

Protecting the privacy of personal information has always been a problem, but in recent years it has become a major issue. Just last week, in fact, we ran an article on Smartphone applications that gathered personal information. The privacy of …→

NASA budget gets cut (again)

NASA budget gets cut (again)

Last week, NASA’s 2013 fiscal year budget was released, and it’s bad news for just about everyone. Yet again, a new budget means a new round of cuts, bringing the annual budget down $59 million (.3 percent) to $17.7 billion. …→

New HIV vaccine enters trials

New HIV vaccine enters trials

For years, the holy grail of vaccine research has been developing a vaccine for HIV/AIDS. It’s the perfect target for a vaccine; HIV is hard to treat once infected, easily spread and almost always inevitably fatal. A successful vaccine would …→

The now-familiar FBI takedown page is all that remains of the public face of popular file hosting and sharing website Megaupload in the wake of last Thursday’s global takedown. Domain names and assets were seized and Megaupload’s key employees arrested.

THE SAGA OF SOPA: Part 2 of 2 covering the Stop Online Piracy Act and the PROTECT IP Act

In light of an extraordinary turnout on the internet, the Stop Online Piracy Act and the PROTECT IP Act have been at least indefinitely stalled and at most killed permanently. More than 100 thousand websites protested in some way or …→

A timeline of recent changes to SOPA and PROTECT IP

THE SAGA OF SOPA: Part 1 of 2 covering the Stop Online Piracy Act and the PROTECT IP Act

By the time you read this, the great anti-SOPA blackout day of 2012 will be over. Both the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and PROTECT IP Act are the latest attempts to strengthen copyright enforcement in the U.S. Not surprisingly, …→

Research & U: Musical Electronics

Research & U: Musical Electronics

This winter and spring, the Sci/Tech section will be running a series of articles on senior projects in Division 3 (Math and the Sciences) and Division 4 (Engineering and Computer Science). Note that the featured projects are chosen by their …→

Another year, another CES

Another year, another CES

It’s that time of year again; the second week of January means yet another International CES (formerly the Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas. The goal of CES is to be the “world’s largest consumer technology tradeshow,” and it has …→

Your phone is safe: Largest study ever finds no link between cellphones and cancer

Your phone is safe: Largest study ever finds no link between cellphones and cancer

There’s good news for all of you permanently attached to your iPhones, Blackberries and Droids: the largest cell phone study yet has shown that your cell phone most likely won’t give you cancer. It’s the closest we’ve come to a …→

What’s new in Sci/Tech on the U

What’s new in Sci/Tech on the U