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Everybody breathes, on average, 10 times every minute. So how does the brain do this for us? What is it that allows neurons to communicate, to set respiratory rhythms, and for activity to be coordinated? This is the field of neuro-engineering, and one that Curtis Cripe is particularly interested in. Specifically, his goal is to gain a greater understanding of the functioning of the brain, taking a quantitative look at the evidence that is available. Neuro-engineering is a field that aims to understand the nervous system, but also to interface it so that it can be manipulated. Many scientists, like…

Traditional research paper writing required an enormous amount of paperwork. Just two decades ago, the process would incur the long and complicated process of visiting a library, perusing the card catalog, visiting the stacks, taking notes in notebooks, organizing ideas on index cards, drafting your paper in longhand online paper, and typing a final copy on a typewriter, or visiting the library or computer lab yet again to use a machine and a dot matrix printer. The entire effort could take days for even the simplest of essays, just because of the challenge involved in going places and physically moving…

Small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) have learned to save money and to spread out technology expenses with “Software as a Service” (SaaS) subscriptions that store software applications in a cloud-based environment instead of on the SMB’s own servers. The growth of SaaS, however, has been matched and even surpassed by the expansion of “Crime as a Service” (CaaS), in which cyberthieves trade hacking tips and offer their data breach services for a fee over the dark web. Equifax’s recent hacking woes might lead an SMB to think that cyberthieves only target big businesses and leave SMBs alone. But the reality…