Can You Cut the Cable Today?

By: Zach C.

With streaming websites like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime and more, it is possible to cut out cable (Comcast, DirectTV, Dish). New services such as Playstation Vue and Sling have made this choice more viable than ever. About a year ago, the avid lover of television in me, made getting rid of TV difficult. My family’s decision to finally cut the cable has made major dividends as of late. I have found myself watching the latest episodes of Modern Family on Hulu and live Bulls games on TNT through Sling TV. With all of these unique services with different options within them, there is no real reason to keep a restrictive, expensive, and monotonous cable plan. Hulu and Netflix allow users to watch their shows when they want to, even after a year the show or season has aired. Sling TV allows sports fanatics to watch live college sports on ESPN, ESPN2, and TNT, and Google Play is great for renting new movies to watch across all of your devices. The question people used asked themselves was: Can I really cut the cable? People should now stand up grab the wire cutter and declare: I CAN cut the cable.


Virtual Reality Helmets

By Advik N. and Sashank C.

Sony is making a virtual reality helmet for the PS4. We think it looks pretty awesome. When you wear the helmet it looks like you are actually in the video game. The helmet rest on your head. Then you tighten the straps to make it stay there. There are two controllers that let you hold objects and let them go. For example if your are playing a medieval video game, then you could hold swords. To swing objects around you just swing the controllers up and down or side to side. You have a controller for each hand, and there is a button on each controller.  You press and hold the button to hold objects and you let go of the button to let the objects go. The front of the helmet that you look into is very bulky. A lot of people think the helmet is conspicuous. It is very comfortable, but there are a lot of lights that cover it. Those lights combine with the light from the controllers. Once you are in the game you might not feel like you look weird, but a giant helmet with lights on your head is not an everyday sight. There is no release date for this product yet. Sony has nailed this type of technology. If you have a Playstation 4 and you’ve always wanted virtual reality to become a reality then you can look forward to this technology.

Astrophysics: Dust to dust

By: Verdhaan S.

Dr.Linde and Dr. Kuo are scientists who studied a satellite that was sent out to discover information about the Big Bang.

Dr. Linde and Dr. Kuo  worked on a project in 1980 about a theory about cosmic inflation which says that, when the big bang happened it was expanding faster than the speed of light for a short duration. Only some experts believed this theory. When Dr. Kuo visited Dr. Linde, he told her that there is now evidence  because of the work a telescope completed in Antarctica called BICEP-2.

The Plancks, a European space telescope, are doubting the BICEP-2’s information. BICEP-2 is lead by John Kovac of Harvard University, had been studying the cosmic microwave background radiation (CMB);a weak bath of radiation, left over from the Big Bang, that suffuses the universe. Not only would the BICEP result have confirmed the theory of inflation, but studying the gravitational waves it purported to have found would have helped cosmologist look at the earliest moments of the universe. The Plancks are starting a project to deny the BICEP-2. Both the BICEP and Plancks member’s could be wrong. No information has came out about their discoveries yet but cosmologists