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Apple introduces new iPhones at California event

Jonathan Hielkema

September 14, 2013

Filed under Science & Technology

Apple Inc. introduced two new iPhone models at an event designed to showcase the next generation of its mobile phone hardware and software. While the plastic 5C emphasizes affordability and is packaged in an array of bright co...

Exploration finds cryptocurrency mining on campus infeasible

John Muyskens

September 14, 2013

Filed under Science & Technology

Nathan Menkveld, a senior computer science major, had an idea to harness Calvin's computing power to generate extra cash by mining cryptocurrency, which could be put towards a department scholarship, as computer science chair Joel A...

Microsoft announces $7.2 billion purchase of Nokia phones, patent

John Muyskens

September 6, 2013

Filed under Science & Technology

Redmond, meet Espoo. Microsoft announced a $7.17 billion purchase of Finnish telecom corporation Nokia's Devices and Services division on Tuesday, Sept. 3. The purchase includes the Lumia brand of smartphones, Nokia employees an...

Nintendo announces 3DS without 3D

Jonathan Hielkema

September 6, 2013

Filed under Science & Technology

On Aug. 28, 2013, Nintendo, the famed Japanese game developer responsible for creating Mario, “Pokemon” and numerous other recognizable franchises, announced the 2DS. A version of the 3DS without a stereoscopic 3-D screen a...

Google transparency report reveals rising removal requests

Andrew Pruim

May 2, 2013

Filed under Science & Technology

With the growth of the Internet world wide, it is commonly thought that whether legally or illegally everything is available online. The Internet has been viewed as a great medium for personal expression and a way to share inf...

Researchers track ants, discover formic careers

Natasha Strydhorst

April 24, 2013

Filed under Science & Technology

When it comes to workforce patterns and habits, it seems that human beings aren’t unique in our stir-craziness and “midlife crisis” behaviours. A recent study conducted by biologists at Switzerland’s University of Lausanne ...

Scientists to turn to plants for bed bug control

Geneva Langeland

April 24, 2013

Filed under Science & Technology

Bed bugs, beware — the scourge of homes, hotels and hospitals may someday be defeated, thanks to a group of U.S. university scientists and a palmful of leaves. Researchers in California and Kentucky recently uncovered the bed-bu...

Bitcoin’s future questioned as fluctuations continue

Jonathan Hielkema

April 17, 2013

Filed under Science & Technology

Amidst a sharp fall in value apparently triggered by selloffs, Bitcoin, an open digital currency, has come under scrutiny. No government or central regulator controls the currency’s value, and its rise to prominence has sp...

Piece of space history recovered from ocean floor

Andrew Pruim

April 5, 2013

Filed under Science & Technology

On July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 landed the first men on the moon, one of humanity’s greatest accomplishments. While most people associate the Apollo 11 mission with the module that landed on the moon, another piece of technology...