On 25 August 2018, NUS High held its inaugural Hackathon and Makerfest. The event was packed with workshops and exhibitions showcasing the power of engineering in solving real-world problems. The Engineering Interest Group (EIG) organised multiple activities, including Hovercraft construction, Arduino and TinkerCad workshops. Primary school students learnt the basic physics of a hovercraft and tried their hands at building one out of readily available materials.
External organisations chipped in with DSO coordinating Hack-a-Toy, […]
In 1995, a well-built middle-aged man robbed two Pittsburgh banks in broad daylight. Bucking the trend, he stormed in sans disguise, even smiling at the security cameras on his way out. Delusional crackpot or drug addict? McArthur Wheeler was neither. Following his inevitable arrest, he watched surveillance tapes in disbelief, mumbling to bemused interrogators that he ‘wore the juice’. […]
Throughout history, there has always been a market in predicting imminent events, from mystics and shamans in the primitive world to sophisticated algorithms that monitor the stock market. Even though predictive power is thought to be correlated to complexity, not all insightful predictions are characterized by […]
In humanity’s search for portability, many observers have prematurely declared PC gaming a relic of a bygone era, with obnoxious beige boxes that whir like a jet. These days, gamers wax lyrical about the virtues of mobile gaming, despite their proclivity to hunch over tiny screens while jabbing aimlessly at unusable controls. This inexplicable trend has resulted in a generation of short-sighted, phone obsessed gamers in blissful ignorance about the inner workings of technology.
If you had looked to the skies the evening of 31 January, you would have been greeted with the awe-inspiring sight of a crimson red moon. The celestial event is basically a lunar eclipse where the Earth obscures the sun’s light […]
The advent of cryptocurrency has rung alarm bells in governments around the world, as they either clamp down hard like China recently did or jumped onboard like Russia. As a techie, it is tempting to jump to conclusions and view the stance of governments through the tinted glass of a conspiracy theorist. Why hinder the progression of humanity into a cashless future invulnerable to the whims of governments? Every rose has its thorns, while it is almost certain that governments have ulterior motives, the revolutionary power of cryptocurrencies brings along a plethora of issues that might be viewed as inevitable teething troubles or fatal flaws […]
Cryptocurrency is a topic that never fails to feature prominently in all forms of media, be it investment advice in financial magazines, reports of money laundering on the papers or even irate rants by PC enthusiasts on Reddit. This highlights the disproportionate amount of attention cryptocurrency has attracted from both speculators and the general public. […]
We live in an age of miniaturisation where people covet the tiny over the massive. Gone are the days where computers were the size of refrigerators and speakers that took up the entire table. This inexplicable obsession […]
Despite its altruistic aims, the Healthy Meals in School programme by the Health Promotion Board (HPB) often lead to a mass exodus at 1pm as students flocked to nearby eateries in droves to seek out a greater variety of food. […]