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How can scratch holograms be made more efficiently?

Scratch holograms scatter light in order to formed raise images. As noted by their name, scratch holograms are made by creating abrasions on the surface of a dark colored flat surface. These abrasions are a series of arcs. This project will focus on making these series of arcs using a laser cutter set on its engraving setting. The engraved surface will be used to make a mold. Then, dark chocolate will be poured on the mold so that the effects of scratch holograms can be seen on an edible surface.

How prevalent is liver cancer in the Asian community compared to other ethnicities and why?

Currently, research indicates there are many projected SNP’s that are related to depression. However, much of the information can only be accessed if DNA is analyzed, for example by a company like 23andMe. This research project will investigate the variables involved in consumer DNA testing for any signs of depression without having to use professional services.

What effect does the cell proliferation rate have its mass?

This experiment will test the consistency of the law with tumor cells as an example. Since most experiments have used the biological processes of three-dimensional organisms as examples to verify the accuracy of the universal scaling law, it is relatively unknown whether any factor of the law will be altered when testing substances of other dimensions. The data discovered will be sufficient data to test the consistency of the scaling law.

What are effective solutions for air particle pollution in underdeveloped countries?

This project will focus on creating something cheap and simple that can help with pollution in third world countries.The research conducted in this project will investigate incorporating the technology that already exists and create something cheap and simple. Ultimately, this research project will result in an attempt to create something and then test out the product to see how it performs.

How can implementing t-shades and other renewable sources of energy affect Palo Alto Airport's sustainability?

This research project is in collaboration with the Palo Alto airport to develop a plan to make the airport sustainable. The airport is at a point where they would like to make improvements, and they want to implement sustainability into their new plan. One aspect of sustainability is renewable sources of energy. This project will focus on planning and implementing solar power into the airport in the form of t-shades.

How does a patient's emotions affect their cancer development?

The purpose of this research is to find out the effect that mental health support has on cancer patients. There are many mental health support methods which aids cancer patients, however, some believes that it provides a strong support for cancer patients to rely on, while some claims that mental health support has no effect on cancer patients. This project will be investigating this subject by reading through journals published by researchers and analyzing the data.

How has the rise of pharmaceutical companies affected the progress on cancer drug development?

The purpose of this project is to fully understand the growth of the cancer industry and compare the progress of cancer research with the growth of the cancer and pharmaceutical industry. This project will find descriptive stats about these fields and track the effectiveness of cancer therapeutics and the economic progress of these industries. Whether or not the progress is correlated, and whether or not economic progress slows down actual cancer research progress will be analyzed.

How has autism research developed in recent years?

This research project will focus gathering and analyzing data about the Wernicke's area in the superior temporal gyrus. This data will then be used to explore the differences in twins, specifically the difference when one twin has Autism Spectrum Disorder.

What is the effect of increasing deforestation on re-emerging diseases, specifically leptospirosis?

With the emergence of zoonotic diseases as a result of increased contact with vectors located in previously forested areas, anthropogenic landscape changes are becoming a larger part of epidemiology as the focus shifts from the epidemics themselves to what causes these epidemics. The goal of this research is to compare two recent and notable epidemics: Zika Virus and Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever, by how human-induced landscape changes such as deforestation and urbanization have increased vector-host interactions for each respective disease.

How can simulations be used to determine and minimize the causes and effects of wireless interference?

The purpose of this study is to determine the effectiveness of various approaches in mitigating the effects of wireless interference using simulation data. Specifically, the research will focus on how real-time analysis of interference caused by barriers can be used to mitigate, or entirely eliminate, the error generated by those objects. This will be done by attempting to predict the manner in which they will influence data transmission and reverse the effect.

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