Beyond the Edges of the Universe

By Palak Porwal In our everyday lives, we have often heard that the ‘universe is expanding’. But have we ever thought about what is the universe expanding into or where exactly is it expanding? Even if we acquire far better telescopes than we use today it will be challenging to explore the edges of our observable universe, because we are limited to information brought to us by light travelling from far off distances. Many physicist […]

A Novel Computational Genetics Framework for Identifying New Candidate Circulating Biomarkers of Heart Failure

Avanika Narayan Palo Alto Senior High School - Palo Alto, Ca Acknowledgments My sincere and heartfelt thanks to Dr. Euan Ashley for giving me the opportunity to perform research at the Falk Cardiovascular Center in Stanford University. I thank him for providing insight and direction to my research interests. I am grateful to Daryl Waggott, my primary mentor, who has been a constant pillar of support throughout this incredible experience. Daryl was always eager and […]

Gene Therapy for Sensorineural Hearing Loss

By Eshaan Soman Abstract Sensorineural hearing loss is a serious impairment that deprives more than 360 million people worldwide from one of their vital senses. Furthermore, more than 1.1 billion people are becoming increasingly susceptible to the condition as well (“Deafness and Hearing Loss”). Though common, this medical disability has no cure yet. However, gene therapy is an emerging treatment that is being developed to tackle the root causes of this morbidity. Introduction Humans interpret […]

Comprehensive Review of Exchange-Correlation Functional Methods

Ashwin Inala NCSSM Online North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics Durham, North Carolina February 25, 2017 Abstract: Density functional theory is a computational technique of using elec- tron density, not wavefunction, to predict properties of molecular systems. Over the years, many scientists, such as Pierre Hohenberg, Erwin Schrodinger, and Walter Kohn, have contributed to the fast growth of density functional theory. To find the energy of system, scientists must approximate the exchange-correlation functional. The […]

Progression Towards A Universal Communication Technology

Introduction All throughout the history of mankind, there has been an eternal human desire to communicate.  This thirst for improvement did not discriminate; it manifested itself in every human civilization. No matter what artificial divisions were imposed on people, this force bound everyone together in the pursuit of a common goal. The purpose of this paper is to identify what communication technology is truly universal. This technology would then achieve this common goal of all […]