The Imminence of the Nosocomial Pathogen Acinetobacter baumannii

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Abstract Though not discussed heavily in major media outlets outside of medical journals, the nosocomial (hospital-acquired) bacteria Acinetobacter baumannii (AB) has been gaining resistance to commonly prescribed antimicrobials. Also known as multidrug resistant (MDR) bacteria, these pathogens sources a multitude of infections in already-ill hospital patients as antibiotics are used to no avail. Such resistance […]

Suspending a dipole radar scanner from a helicopter – improving methods of evaluating glacial water resources

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Suspending a dipole radar scanner from a helicopter – improving methods of evaluating glacial water resources Abstract    Glaciers cover about 10% of the Earth’s surface and water from melted glaciers is important for local people to drink and to irrigate their land, as well as for hydroelectric power. Understanding the thickness and change in […]

Robots in Surgical Oncology: A Success for Science or Shareholders?

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Robots in Surgical Oncology: A Success for Science or Shareholders?   William Shen Burnaby North Secondary School Burnaby, BC, Canada August 26, 2017   ABSTRACT Surgical removal of tumors remains a primary method for the treatment of solid organ cancers. The widespread adoption of surgical robots in surgical oncology is intended to increase operational precision […]

Photovoltaic Cells

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Photovoltaic Cells Photovoltaic cells are a type of semiconductor diode which generates direct current from visible light. This article will briefly explore the origination of photovoltaics, how photovoltaic cells work, disadvantages and advantages, and their application in the real word. Whilst the hydrogen atoms in the Sun fuse to form helium, gamma photons and neutrinos […]