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COVID-19 Outbreak – When Will It End and How to End It

Figure 1 COVID-19 case growth curve in logarithmic scale

Andrew Chiang, Staff Writer

April 27, 2020

As of April 3, 2020, there have been 275,586 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States, a sharp rise from 101,657 just a week ago. Globally, the confirmed cases have reached 1,095,917, from 593,291 a week ago [1]. Most of the states in the US are under shelter-in-place orders, and so are many countries...

COVID-19 and the Danger of Exponential Growth

The normally congested freeways of the Bay Area.

Andrew Chiang, Staff Writer

March 21, 2020

On March 6, 2020, Stanford University announced that all classes would be conducted online for the remainder of winter quarter when one faculty member was among 20 confirmed cases of COVID-19 virus in Santa Clara County. On March 17, 2020, Santa Clara County, with 175 confirmed COVID-19 cases, ordered...

Last Light: Space Telescope Kepler Closes Its Eyes

Last Light: Space Telescope Kepler Closes Its Eyes

Jonathan Herbst, Staff Writer

December 12, 2018

On October 30, NASA announced that space telescope Kepler has run out of fuel and will no longer be in service. In nine years, Kepler surveyed many thousands of stars and discovered the majority of exoplanets that we now know about today. Launched in 2009, the telescope was NASA’s first attempt at pl...

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