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Treatise: Body image and the digital mirror

By promoting unattainable notions of beauty, many digital technologies have blunted the confidence of women and young girls.

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Treatise: How modern science fails women

Science does not always present the unadulterated truth. When scientists study people, it becomes especially easy for bias and prejudice to creep in—and often, these are at the disadvantage of women.

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Treatise: With ChatGPT, woe and wonder unleashed

The digital age continues to fascinate the world through artificial intelligence. But with ChatGPT, mixed sentiments are being shared about the potential of this new technology.

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Treatise: AI art—a tool reminiscent of a dystopia or a revolutionary new gadget for artists?

With artificial intelligence suggesting a new method of creating art, some artists are concerned about the future of their creative community.

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Treatise: A green revolution? Scrutinizing the dirty side of ‘clean’ EVs

The impact of the lithium mining required to meet this new demand cannot be ignored, especially considering how water-intensive it can be.

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Treatise: Can we fix it? The case for right to repair

Electronic devices are a mainstay in our modern culture and society. We rely on them to wash our clothes, create documents, and entertain us. Yet, just like everything, electronics can, and will, break. Unfortunately, repairing electronics yourself or at a local electronics shop is slowly becoming a pipe dream due to companies making device repairability…

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From cartridges to memory cards

My very first console came in the form of the Nintendo Game Boy Advance SP—cobalt blue, compact and portable, with a screen around double the size as that of a digital camera. It felt unreal at first, switching it on for the first time and seeing the graphics come to life of whichever game was…

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Weighing in on Huawei’s ban

One way or another, the birth of a smartphone changed the way we interact with the world. With a single tap, one can access countless types of information and online applications to satisfy needs and wants. Whether going on social media or playing games, it is clear how smartphones give users access to endless content…