BY: CLAIRE KIM Recently, I have been watching a k-drama called "My Holo Love" on Netflix, featuring two individuals, an eyeglass marketing manager and a GIO Lab Hologlass engineer, and an AI hologram, "Holo", stuck in an unexpected love triangle. Perhaps one of the most unique storylines ever approached in Korea's film industry, the idea… Continue reading IrisVision, Intuitive, In-Sight
BY: CLAIRE KIM While this past 4th of July declined in celebration due to the claims of persistent inequality currently present in our country (which I fully agree with), the beloved American tradition of setting off fireworks still speckled the night sky in the end. For many, despite tensions with social justice, the sight of… Continue reading Fireworks, Fevered Trauma for Veterans
BY: CLAIRE KIM Published last Thursday on arXiv.org, a research paper led by a team of Harvard researchers, "presented an algorithm that registered danger 14 days or more before case counts begin to increase. The system uses real-time monitoring of Twitter, Google searches, and mobility data from smartphones, among other data streams". Honestly, the idea… Continue reading Big Data, Big Player in Tracking COVID-19
BY: CLAIRE KIM According to the New York Times, "in an open letter to the W.H.O., 239 scientists in 32 countries have outlined the evidence showing that smaller particles can infect people, and are calling for the agency to revise its recommendations. The researchers plan to publish their letter in a scientific journal next week."… Continue reading “Coronavirus Is Airborne”, an arid claim for now…
BY: CLAIRE KIM Week 13: Wow, I can't believe it's already summer. The last few months felt like a whirlwind ever since the surge of the coronavirus, and honestly, at times, I wished time would just slow down. As much as I hated online school, there was something so special about coming together on a… Continue reading A Change in Lifestyle, COVID-19 (Pt. IV)
BY: CLAIRE KIM Crooks, Scammers, Conmen. Wow. Amidst all the chaos of the coronavirus, such insensible individuals still remain active in our society. Taking advantage of our vulnerability, playing with the emotions and mental instability that we are struggling with, such actions are unacceptable and further perpetuate distrust and a lack of integrity. Not being… Continue reading Corona, Chaos, Crooks
BY: CLAIRE KIM Pressured by the Pandemic? Here is a list of resources to reach out to if you need consolation or conversation. With so much uncertainty in the air right now, feeling pressured or scared is normal. Seeing the numbers in coronavirus cases rise every hour and hearing fellow family members are testing positive… Continue reading Pressured by the Pandemic?
BY: CLAIRE KIM "Before last Monday, the state hadn’t experienced a single day of 5,000 cases; now, it is averaging well over 5,000 a day — 5,475 over the past week. That is 33% higher than a week ago, despite the number of tests increasing 20% in that time." (Mercury News) Has California hit the… Continue reading Second Wave? Or Continuation of First Wave?
BY: CLAIRE KIM From a young age, I have been drinking tea of all sorts to calm my senses and mind. My childhood favorite is a traditional Korean tea called "oksusu cha" made up of roasted corn granules and a blend of dried grains. Drinking this tea, cold or hot, but preferably hot, I feel… Continue reading Tea: A Mental Health T(r)eatment
BY: CLAIRE KIM This past week, I have been reading a book titled, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, a story about a colored woman in the early to mid-1900s whose cells were used for scientific projects without her or her family's consent. The 1900s was a time in which the field of cell culturing… Continue reading HeLa Cells: The Ethics of Scientific Inquiries