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Connecting Internet Addiction with Psychological Stressors

By Annamaria Cavaleri ‘22 Although many students see the internet as a helpful tool in their education and career goals, research suggests that suffering from Internet Addiction (IA) may actually hinder the students’ success, particularly pre-health students (1). The Young Internet Addiction Test – an internationally verified test – assesses a respondent’s IA by measuring the impact of internet usage on general productivity, emotions, and … Continue reading Connecting Internet Addiction with Psychological Stressors

Using Microelectrode Arrays on Soft Substances

Caleb Sooknanan ‘20 Microelectrode arrays or MEAs are electrode systems that can be used to analyze electric signals among cardiac cells and neuronal cells, repair sensory abilities among human patients, and address nervous system disorders. However, most of the devices currently associated with MEAs rely on silicon or polymer substances, which make it difficult for scientists to mimic the structural and functional capabilities of living … Continue reading Using Microelectrode Arrays on Soft Substances

Energy, Spin, and Charge All in One

Neomi Lewis ‘21 The field of economics is constantly making strides to better manipulate and strategically implement properties of charged particles. Charged particles play instrumental roles in devising electronic devices. Most particles that are commonly used, however, only retain one property that can be manipulated. Researchers from Duke University now have reason to believe that “trions,” a quasiparticle, can also be controlled in useful ways. … Continue reading Energy, Spin, and Charge All in One