Browsing All posts tagged under »Science and Technology«

Famous Internet Cat Passes Away

February 17, 2020 by

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Born 21 June 2011, Lil BUB was an Internet-famous cat who touched the hearts of many. She was the runt of her litter, and it was immediately clear she required special care. She was known as a polydactyl cat (meaning she had extra toes), she suffered from an extreme case of dwarfism, and she sported […]

Pokemon Sword and Shield Released

January 16, 2020 by

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The new generation of Pokemon games is Pokemon Sword and Shield. The announcement of the game is the beginning of a new generation of Pokemon games. There is already myriad information about the games. The series was created by the company Game Freak and published under Nintendo. Some of the more important information is that […]

Pewdiepie Involved in Another Scandal

November 14, 2019 by

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Youtube’s largest star, Pewdiepie, is caught up in yet another scandal. Felix Kjellberg, publicly known as Pewdiepie, announced he was going to donate $50,000 to the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) in his celebratory video for surpassing 100 million subscribers. Fans quickly took to the comments of the video, as well as Twitter, to express their feelings […]

Chemical Plant Explodes in China; 47 Killed

June 5, 2019 by

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On 21 March 2019, Jiangsu Tianjiayi, a chemical plant in China, exploded, setting off a tremor which matched a 2.2 magnitude earthquake. The chemical company is on the border of the city of Yancheng in Jiangsu Province. The plant was made in Xiangshui County in 2007 and creates pesticides. An inspection was done last year […]

April Fools: FAMS Science Teacher Confirms Flat-Earth Theory

April 1, 2019 by

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FAMS science teacher Mr. Kyle Bollendorf went on a science expedition to put an end to the Flat versus Round Earth debate. What he discovered may be a shock. “I’ve heard rumors of the ridiculous ice walls situated at the edge of the ‘disc,’ so I decided to check it out,” Bollendorf said. His journey […]

The Future of Ray Tracing Has Arrived

February 15, 2019 by

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Modern-day animations can now have photo-realistic lighting due to a rendering method called Ray Tracing. Ray Tracing traces a path of light as pixels to generate an image based on the surfaces with which the light comes into contact. When the ray of light hits a surface, it can now reflect, refract, scatter, create dispersion, […]

NASA Photographs Most Distant Object in Solar System

January 22, 2019 by

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NASA’s New Horizons probe photographed the solar system’s most distant object. The photos were received on New Year’s Day 2019. The object was given the name, Ultima Thule. When the Hubble Telescope first spotted Ultima, astronomers thought it was two objects orbiting each other. It turns out that Ultima Thule was one continuous “bowling pin”-shaped […]

FAHS Interns Host Hidden Personal Techlab

January 4, 2019 by

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Mason Reimert and Corey Livinghouse have been interested in technology for years. Both of them serve on Fleetwood Area High School’s student help desk, which aids staff members with tech problems. Currently, Livinghouse is interning with Fleetwood’s IT department. The two run a complex tech lab out of Reimert’s basement with the help of Thaddeus […]

Voyager 2 Leaves Solar System

November 15, 2018 by

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Mankind’s second object to enter interstellar space finally did so after forty-one years. Voyager 2, designed by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, launched 20 August 1977. Its mission was to observe the Jovian planets. Voyager 2’s twin, Voyager 1, launched 16 days later and became the first man-made object to enter interstellar space. Aboard the probes, […]

Climate Change Continues Encroachment

November 12, 2018 by

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  In just over a decade, if the human population does not change its ways, the effects of climate change will become irreversible. Reports say the world’s coral reefs will die off as soon as 2040. This is within many of the current population’s lifetime. Climate change has been an increasingly prominent issue within the […]

Bootes Void: What is it?

October 22, 2018 by

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Have you ever heard of the Boötes Void? It may sound like science fiction or dark magic wizardry, but it is not. The Boötes Void is very much existent, in the sense that not much exists inside of it. The geographical center of America is 2.6 miles Northwest of a Kansas town called Lebanon. It […]

Fetal Tissue Illegally Used for Research

October 18, 2018 by

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Fetal tissue is being used to further disease research. There is a law that must be followed to allow such research, and it was passed in 1993. A section of this law has recently been broken by Advanced Bioscience Resources (ABR). ABR, an alleged non-profit organization, is being accused of selling fetal tissue to clients […]

Zuckerberg under Fire

May 10, 2018 by

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Facebook founder and chairman Mark Zuckerberg has been in some deep water over the past month over the recent Facebook controversy. The controversy stemmed from the political analysis firm Cambridge Analytica acquiring data from millions of Facebook users’ data and using it to build voter profiles for the Trump campaign. Quickly after this came out, […]

Facebook under Fire for Breach of Privacy

May 3, 2018 by

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Cambridge Analytica, a data firm linked to President Trump and Facebook has been under legal fire lately. Cambridge Analytica used a quiz app to look at data of 50 million Facebook users for political ad marketing. These 50 million users did not consent to have their data collected, so now social media outlets and people […]

New Tech Plan Set to Affect Incoming Freshmen

April 5, 2018 by

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New plans are in the works for a technology remodel within the middle school and high school. Next year, Chromebooks will be given to the incoming  freshman. The current freshman will have class sets of Chromebooks as well. Each core subject will have class sets, (Math, Science, and Social Studies). Over time, the Chromebooks will […]

Is Water Wet?

January 26, 2018 by

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Is water really wet? Non-believers of water being wet like to say that water itself actually isn’t wet; they just think it’s wet because, when they come in contact with water, they naturally get wet because they are normally dry. A lot of people have different opinions on water actually being wet or not. According […]

What is Net Neutrality?

January 24, 2018 by

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Net Neutrality preserves Americans’ right to communicate freely online. It means an Internet that enables and protects free speech. Net neutrality is the principle that Internet service providers must treat all data on the Internet the same and not discriminate or charge differently by user, content, website, platform, or application. Net Neutrality was put in […]

Fleetwood Library Set to Undergo Five-Year Change

October 17, 2017 by

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The high school library is about to become so much more for students, both current and incoming.  Mr. Kirby Barnett, the school librarian, has begun very early stages of work on a proposal for the school board to enact a five-year conversion of the library into an all-purpose multimedia space. The goal is to create a space […]

Few Dispute Value of Technology in Education

June 5, 2017 by

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Society is based off of technology now. Schools could easily function without paperback books if they really wanted too. Most schools have Internet access available to students and faculty as well as laptops or even tablets, depending on the district. As children grow up with technology, it seems nearly impossible to get them away from […]

Effects of TV On The Brain

March 13, 2017 by

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Studies show that the amount of TV time per day can affect the way you live. According to livescience.com, people who watch a lot of television and don’t exercise much at all may begin to see the effects of their unhealthy living habits on their brains as early as their midlife. “Being physically active at […]

Tilikum Passes Away in Unnatural Habitat

February 7, 2017 by

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On 6  January 2017, Tilikum, the notorious SeaWorld orca, passed away. In 1983, Tilikum was kidnapped from his pod near Iceland when he was just two years old. He was the largest orca in captivity, measuring approximately 22.5 feet and weighing about 12,500 pounds. Tilikum is just one of the many orcas that have been […]

Fleetwood Science Olympiad Winning Streak Hits 10 Years in County Competition

January 20, 2017 by

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The 2016 Berks County Science Olympiad competition, held 5 January at Kutztown University, pitted teams from across the county in a variety of events. Tests based on astronomy, ecology, geology, etc., and project events that test student’s building skills took place throughout the day. Science Olympiad is a popular competition; according to the Science Olympiad […]

FASD Website Gets a Facelift

December 15, 2016 by

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The Fleetwood Area School District has experienced changes in its website during the past couple of weeks. “Just like anything that changes, it takes an adjustment. I am used to the old one, so as of now, I am not a fan. I like the way it looks though,” Technology Education teacher Sara Sanocki said. […]

Pepe Deemed a Hate Symbol

November 16, 2016 by

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A meme is classified as, “a cultural item in the form of an image, phrase, video, etc., that is spread via the Internet and often altered in a creative or humorous way.” In 2005, a comic called Boy’s Club was published. It featured a frog with a humanoid body known as Pepe. Within ten years, […]