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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 XVI Issue I
  • Written by: Christophe Pellisier
    The latest craze has been all about 3D printing. The first things that might come to mind would be electronics and the novel idea of printing custom parts in a cost-effective manner. But, what if this very idea could be expanded into organs?
  • Written by: Jordan Kaneko
    A quick look into the Oculus Rift Virtual Realty headset console, a console that is changing the very face of virtual reality and an interesting case study.
  • Written by: Kenya Collins
    For much of human history, we have been at the mercy of nature when it came to our buildings and civil engineering. Now, we have begun to dictate how the world is built rather than to let the world dictate how we build.
  • Written by: Michael Kukar
    Albert Einstein’s famous theory of relativity specified that the Universe had a speed limit for all masses. What if we could circumvent that, with speeds faster than light itself?
In This Issue
Mankind’s innovation often can change the very perception of reality. Through engineering, we’ve been able to produce feat after feat of ingenuity. We create entire virtual worlds, morph the very terrain we live on, control sound, conquer the speed of light, and even touch upon the inklings of immortality by simply producing custom organs. The list is just a small sample of what engineering has been able to produce and topics that are discussed in Illumin’s Volume XVI, issue 1. more...
  • 3D Printed Organs
    3D Printed Organs Written by: Christophe Pellisier The latest craze has been all about 3D printing. The first things that might come to mind would be electronics and the novel idea of printing custom parts in a cost-effective manner. But, what if this very idea could be expanded into organs?
  • A New World of Opportunity: A Look Into Virtual Reality
    A New World of Opportunity: A Look Into Virtual Reality Written by: Jordan Kaneko A quick look into the Oculus Rift Virtual Realty headset console, a console that is changing the very face of virtual reality and an interesting case study.
  • The Artificial Natural “World”
    The Artificial Natural “World” Written by: Kenya Collins For much of human history, we have been at the mercy of nature when it came to our buildings and civil engineering. Now, we have begun to dictate how the world is built rather than to let the world dictate how we build.
  • To Boldly Go Where No Man Has Gone Before: Faster-than-Light Travel in the 21st Century
    To Boldly Go Where No Man Has Gone Before: Faster-than-Light Travel in the 21st Century Written by: Michael Kukar Albert Einstein’s famous theory of relativity specified that the Universe had a speed limit for all masses. What if we could circumvent that, with speeds faster than light itself?
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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