• Mindset by Carol Dweck

    Akash Tanwani
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    TechNews Writer
    Oct 26, 2020
    Most of us believe that if someone is good at something it is inherent, they are born with it, and it will stay with them irrespective of any consistent practice or hard work to stay on track. And at the same time when someone is not good at something, nothing can be done about it, and the conclusion is made that everything is inherited and if you aren't lucky enough to be gifted with any of the talents, you are misfortunate. However, if you have a close look it is all about how we perceive it, we have been contemplating it wrongly.
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  • Bops, bangers, and when to know if a song slaps

    Dan Marten
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    PUBLISH AS "Man Darten - Slander Generator"
    Oct 26, 2020
    Since cavemen first banged on mammoth-hide drums at the dawn of time, music and songs have been split into the three distinct categories of “bangers,” “bops,” and songs that “slap.” However, over the millenia, discussions and debates have raged over the exact definitions of categories. When can you call a song a “banger?” What makes a song a “bop?” When are you allowed to say “wow this song slaps?” Our intrepid interviewer Man Darten here at TechNews is here to settle this debate once and for all.
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  • The internet has reached the Pacific! Yay or Nay?

    Karthik Anil Kini
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    TechNews Writer
    Oct 26, 2020
    From the narrow bay of Sydney's Tamarama Beach, a cable twice as thick as a garden hose, carrying fiber optic thinner than human hair, extends along the ocean floor connecting Australia to Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands.

    For the first time, Coral Sea cable can provide easy internet connectivity to Australia's neighboring Pacific island neighbors. A similar connection, named Manatua One Polynesia – connecting Samoa, Niue, the Cook Islands and French Polynesia – was declared ready for operation in July. But a new study from the Western Sydney University, Plan International, and Child Fund Australia points out that the Pacific 's emerging connectivity boom brings both opportunity and danger, with particular concern for the safety of women and girls online.
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  • Wireless charging is the future?

    Amogh Sondur
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    TechNews Writer
    Oct 26, 2020
    Wireless charging has been around since the late 19th century, with the ability to transmit electricity through the air by creating a magnetic field between two circuits, a transmitter, and a receiver. Today, there are nearly a half dozen wireless charging technologies in use, all aimed at cutting cables to everything from smartphones to smart devices and cars.
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  • The second surge of virus - Will Illinois Tech ever reopen?

    Sundaresh Senguttuvan
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    Oct 26, 2020
    Just when we adapted to the new normalcy of quarantine and were a little relieved about the smooth curve of the number of cases, the second surge is happening in the U.S. On Saturday, more than 83,000 cases were registered on a single day. This sudden increase leaves everyone worried if we will ever be able to eradicate the virus. Amid the rigorous rules and regulations, I am surprised to see carefree people going out without masks and maintaining safe social distancing. Restaurants, pubs, stores, almost every business has reopened. Even if these places follow strict rules, people are still not responsible on the streets. In this past week, I came across three social gatherings, five overcrowded dining restaurants allowing customers without masks. I no longer see people wearing masks unless they must. This leads to the next big question will Illinois Tech ever reopen again in this academic year?
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  • Leadership Academy hosts Leading on the Ground seminar

    Rafael Uriel Garcia
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    Leadership Academy Scholar
    Oct 26, 2020
    On Saturday, October 17, 2020, the M.A. and Lila Self Leadership Academy (L.A.) hosted its second virtual Seminar for the academic year. Jahmal Cole, the CEO of Chicago’s fastest-growing social impact organization, My Block My Hood My City, shared his story of pursuing his dreams as a teenager while being discouraged by his socioeconomic background, poor GPA, and the lack of guidance from others. Yet, his drive to play college basketball placed him at Wayne State University and ultimately inspired an initiative to help underprivileged youth obtain an awareness of the world and opportunities beyond their neighborhood.
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  • Working as delivery personnel during the pandemic: tip your delivery personnel more the next time you order online

    Rushali Rajesh Joshi
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    TechNews Writer
    Oct 26, 2020
    After a conversation with a friend working as a delivery boy for Dominos, I documented his experience as a worker during the pandemic for the TechNews readers.
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  • What SpaceX’s 42000 satellites could do to the Earth

    Chirag Khandhar
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    TechNews Writer
    Oct 26, 2020
    You're staring at 60 satellites in the atmosphere, and within the next few decades, Elon Musk is planning to bring 42,000 of these satellites to space, 15 times the number of operating satellites in orbit currently. It's part of the Starlink, the expansive Musk and SpaceX constellation that hopes to bring the planet, low-latency high-speed internet, offering no more buffering and almost seamless internet in any corner of the world. Yet analysts say that it could come with a hefty price tag for space exploration. Nearly half of the world's population is out of the reach of the internet, since most internet solutions require a large network of expensive underwater cables, leaving many rural places offline, and while satellite internet can cover these areas wirelessly, there is something big that is baking up!
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