Aliza Khan's articles

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Earthquakes have been a cause of mass destruction such as the 2011 Tohuku earthquake off the coast of Japan. The earthquake generated a tsunami that ended up destroying the Fukushima Power Plant and displaced the residents of that town. In order to design preventative measures against such devastating events, seismologists and engineers alike have been […]
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In today’s world, even though electric cars are receiving attention and growing in popularity, they remain limited in how many miles they can drive before the battery runs out. However, new advancements may improve energy performance and create a safe design for lithium-ion batteries. Conventional lithium-ion batteries use graphite as the anode since it is […]
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Hepatitis, a combination of the Greek words for liver and inflammation, is caused by viral infections, alcohol abuse, environmental toxins, or autoimmune diseases. Hepatitis A usually has a short-term impact on patients and is transmitted by polluted water or food. However, blood-borne hepatitis can lead to a chronic condition with the development of liver cancer […]
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It is commonly thought that high-level mobility led to the spread of ideas and material culture in ancient rising cities leading to urbanism. However, new genetic research from the ancient world’s most important trading hub offers a different reasoning. An international team of scientists examined DNA data from 110 skeletal remains in West Asia from […]
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To study the aftermath of the infections by the coronavirus, researchers at Harvard Medical School and at Brigham and Women’s Hospital are using an antibody detection tool called VirScan. Developed in 2005, VirScan detects the antibodies in people’s blood which helps indicate the active and past infections by bacteria and viruses. Using a single drop […]
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Superconductors are materials which when cooled to a critical temperature, conduct electricity without any resistance. Such materials are essential in applications such as MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) machines, mass spectrometers to measure the mass-to-charge ratio of molecules and particle accelerators. Superconductivity rarely occurs naturally on Earth as materials on Earth do not exist in their […]

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