The Horizon Sun

Let’s Talk Socks

Evelyn Streit, Columnist

June 6, 2018


Filed under Features, Health, Technology

PhD candidate at Australia's University of Melbourne Deepti Aggarwal has created a new invention. Socks for Physiotherapy, or SoPhy “smart socks,” are socks designed with electronic sensors that connect to the internet creating better and more useful checkups between doctors and patients. For peopl...

Amazon Facial Recognition

Brandon Bybee, Columnist

June 4, 2018


Filed under Features, Technology

In late 2016, Amazon introduced a new online service that could identify people through facial recognition. Soon after that, they pitched the idea to law enforcement agencies, saying that it could help with criminal investigations. Some small customers used it such as the Orlando Police Department t...

Keyless Ignitions Can Kill

Jaidan Leonard, Columnist

May 18, 2018


Filed under Features, Health, Technology

Keyless cars have been causing carbon monoxide poisoning, states The New York Times. This is due to the fact that people are so accustomed to using keys that they forget to turn their car off when their keys are with them, allowing excess amounts of carbon monoxide to be released. The car is keyless ...

Potential Solution to Plastic Pollution

Potential Solution to Plastic Pollution

Ethan Hurlburt, Columnist

May 18, 2018


Filed under Features, Technology, The Environment

Every day, millions of people around the world use plastics. They’re present in everything from water bottles to grocery bags. It’s safe to say that plastic has become an everyday part of our lives. This isn’t particularly a bad thing for us; plastic is used for diabetics and the use of dispo...

Sticking an Ear in Your Arm

Griffin Sonnemann-Creed, Columnist

May 18, 2018


Filed under Features, Health, Technology

Shamika Burrage is many things. A soldier. A survivor. And now, the recipient of a brand new type of reconstructive surgery. After a devastating car accident which left her spine broken in multiple areas and her ear completely severed from her head, Burrage was left with a choice: a prosthetic ear, or ...

How Young is Too Young for a Phone?

Evelyn Streit, Columnist

May 18, 2018


Filed under Features, Student Opinion, Technology

More and more kids are getting their own mobile devices early on in their lives, and adults have to figure out when exactly the right age is to get kids their own phones. Cellphones, in certain circumstances, can prove to be helpful. In a day and age where children stuff their schedules with school, ex...

Kowtow to the Bow-Wow

Allyssa Gauer, Columnist

May 18, 2018


Filed under Features, Technology

You throw your dog’s favorite ball towards the opposite end of the field. The dog runs, picks it up and, hopefully, brings this toy back to you for another toss. This is a typical game of fetch: fairly simple, and extremely well known to all dog owners. However, what if this wasn’t a dog? Now, im...

T-Mobile Takeover

Allyssa Gauer, Columnist

May 4, 2018


Filed under Features, Technology

The world’s internet has a vast variety of companies, some associating with WiFi and simply general connection, and all are competing for the top. Some of them display this more publicly than others, and some do so secretively. What took society by surprise was two worldwide rival companies, T-Mobile and S...

There’s Lots of Space up in Space

Evelyn Streit, Columnist

April 26, 2018


Filed under Features, Technology, Travel

Orion Span, a space technology start-up, recently announced their ideas for the Aurora Station. If plans are carried out, this will be the world’s first ever luxury space hotel. Things like space travel and life in space used to be purely be the fantasy found in sci-fi movies, but now, thanks to comp...

Robots to the Rescue

Jaidan Leonard, Columnist

April 6, 2018


Filed under Features, Technology

When a natural disaster hits, we need people to help find lost victims, but this process is risky due to falling buildings, heat, and tight spaces. If only there was something small enough that could go in and help save the day... Luckily, there is an invention to help relief services. Small, cockroach-like r...

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