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Illumin prides itself on its unique combination of engineering articles and engaging media. Over the years we have received a few awards honoring us. Here is our showcase:
Volume XVIII Issue I
  • Written by: Austin Bowie
    While the Internet keeps the world connected like never before, it carries everyday risks for users storing their information online. This article explores today's most prevalent web security measures that keep us safe.
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    Do androids dream of electric sheep? The answer lies within Google's new image recognition algorithm, DeepDream.
  • Written by: Stephanie Ego
    Ice cream is one of the world's favorite desserts, and there is a variety of engineering processes involved in bringing your favorite flavor from taste-testing to pints at your local grocery store.
  • Written by: Jane Li
    Sharks represent speed and power. Through modern biomimicry, scientists have been able to imitate shark skin and design speed-enhancing technologies to benefit transportation, medicine, and apparel design.
  • Written by: Greggory Caine
    Learn about the latest audio craze that taken younger generations by storm– analog sound. Will this craze hit you too?
In This Issue
Engineers and scientists affect the world around them through the research and development of innovative solutions, products, and technologies. For those of us without backgrounds in STEM, it is important to note how recent technology is manifesting in exciting, novel ways every day to make our lives better across the board. more...
  • Are You a Human? Exploring What Web Security Means to You
    Are You a Human? Exploring What Web Security Means to You Written by: Austin Bowie While the Internet keeps the world connected like never before, it carries everyday risks for users storing their information online. This article explores today's most prevalent web security measures that keep us safe.
  • Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? A Look Into Google's DeepDream
    Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? A Look Into Google's DeepDream Written by: Do androids dream of electric sheep? The answer lies within Google's new image recognition algorithm, DeepDream.
  • Engineering Ice Cream
    Engineering Ice Cream Written by: Stephanie Ego Ice cream is one of the world's favorite desserts, and there is a variety of engineering processes involved in bringing your favorite flavor from taste-testing to pints at your local grocery store.
  • From Shark Skin to Speed
    From Shark Skin to Speed Written by: Jane Li Sharks represent speed and power. Through modern biomimicry, scientists have been able to imitate shark skin and design speed-enhancing technologies to benefit transportation, medicine, and apparel design.
  • Leaving the Light On: Vacuum Tubes and their Reemergence
    Leaving the Light On: Vacuum Tubes and their Reemergence Written by: Greggory Caine Learn about the latest audio craze that taken younger generations by storm– analog sound. Will this craze hit you too?
About Illumin
Illumin's mission is to illustrate the many ways engineering benefits and impacts daily life. Articles are written, edited, and published by undergraduate students at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering.

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