Saturday, August 19, 2017

SciTech

Featuring UCSD's achievements in science and technology.

Science of Star Wars

                    With last month’s release of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” the seventh installment of the seminal sci-fi film saga, the time has come again to be dazzled by a galaxy far, far away. The...

Supercomputers, Raspberry Pis and Purple Puppies

Upon entering the San Diego Supercomputer Center, one is confronted by the rumbling, humming noise of hundreds of computer units cooled by hundreds of fans. At this moment, those computers are running more calculations...

Racing Their Way to Finals

Engineering students scrape together cars from junk metal and race down Mandeville hill in TESC's annual Junkyard Derby. As Week 8 is rolling in, some students are quietly studying for their midterms and finals. However,...

To the Moon and Beyond

  For some university students, the sky is hardly the limit. As part of the Experimental Sounding Rocket Association’s Intercollegiate Rocket Engineering Competition, UCSD’s Students for the Exploration and Development of Space are set to launch...

Redesigning UCSD

In the lower level of the Humanities and Social Sciences Building, Room 1346 is brimming not only with office chairs and neon post-it notes, but also ideas. The space houses Design.UCSD, aka COGS 198, a...