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Mechanical engineering students create self-filtering water barrels

A group of senior mechanical engineering students at Carnegie Mellon University have developed a filtration mechanism that filters water as it is transported.

SciTech Briefs

This week's SciTech Briefs cover steam, fresh fruit intake, curiosity kills the cat, supermassive black holes, save the bees, and the SpaceX landing.

Cyber-space provides inauthentic analog for real world life

Student Pugwash is a non-advocacy, educational organization that discusses the implications of science. This article is a summary of last week's discussion on cyber-space.

Opening the mind: Trepanation & a culture of transcendence

In this article, Editor Joshua Brown examines the history and practice of trepanation, a process of boring a hole into the skull in an attempt to expand one's consciousness.

Exploring agency through the ages

Historian Jessica Riskin explores the question of what it means to be living in her latest book, The Restless Clock.

Engineered protein controls complex behavioral circuits using magnetism

Dr. Ali G├╝ler's lab at University of Virginia has remotely controlled the activity of specific neural circuits using magnetic fields at a distance, leading to a discussion on mind control.

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