Learning in Cyberspace
Newswise — Cristina Lopes, University of California Irvine Chancellor’s Professor of informatics, sits in a courtyard waiting as her students slowly trickle into class. In front of them is a series of large objects: the topic of today’s lecture. Lopes reaches out and touches a yellow cylinder floating in front of her, and the object...
Combating Maritime Litter
Between 1990 and 2015 alone, up to 100 million tons of trash are believed to have entered the oceans. Newswise — Plastic bottles drifting in the sea; bags in the stomachs of turtles; Covid-19 masks dancing in the surf: few images are as unpleasant to look at as those that show the contamination of our...
My COVID-19 Vaccine Experience: Taking Flight
For the past two months, I’ve been filling you in on how I’m re-adjusting my life after receiving both of my COVID-19 vaccine doses. Last week, I finally returned to the friendly skies after 15 months. More importantly, I finally visited my father in person again. Even more importantly, I joined him for his doctor’s...
Digital Clothing
Newswise — MIT researchers have created the first fiber with digital capabilities, able to sense, store, analyze, and infer activity after being sewn into a shirt. Yoel Fink, who is a professor of material sciences and electrical engineering, a Research Laboratory of Electronics principal investigator, and the senior author on the study, says digital fibers...
Pentagon Releases UFO Videos
On Monday, the Department of Defense formally released three Navy videos that contain “unidentified aerial phenomena.” The Pentagon UFO videos are selected visual recordings of cockpit instrumentation displays from United States Navy fighter jets based aboard aircraft carriers USS Nimitz and USS Theodore Roosevelt in 2004, 2014 and 2015 with additional footage taken by other Navy personnel in 2019. Click here to read the complete story and view...
My COVID-19 Vaccine Experience: Fully Vaccinated
After receiving two COVID-19 vaccine doses last month, I am now officially fully vaccinated. At the same time, my father finally embarked on his own vaccination regimen earlier this month. I plan on going with him to the appointment for his second dose next month. What a time to be alive.
Tales from #NVLeg: The Nevada Legislature Nears the End of Its 81st Session
The 81st Session of the Nevada Legislature is already almost over. And already, Nevadans across the state are asking: What exactly have they been doing this year? That’s a good question, and it’s a question that Governor Steve Sisolak (D) and legislators will soon need to find decent answers for.
Scientist Warn About Cannabis Vaping
-By Kiran Julin As more U.S. states and countries legalize medical and recreational marijuana, consumers are increasingly turning to new types of products that avoid toxic smoke inhalation. Researchers at Berkeley Lab who previously identified potentially harmful emissions from electronic cigarettes are now identifying the potential health risks of vaping cannabis. When a person vapes marijuana, they are inhaling...
This Week in Corona Scams: TikTok Cult-ure Club
While long-time readers might understand why I missed all the “TikTok Cult” hype during the peak of its viral trend, I totally get why others may be wondering which rock I’ve been hiding under for so long. But now that I’m finally getting around to the mysterious “TikTok Cult” that may or may not eventually...
A Character Worth Remembering
Lee Marvin (February 19, 1924 – August 29, 1987) in Tucson, Arizona in the latter stages of his life. Marvin was a rare breed of celebrity and found Tucson to be the perfect place to escape. We find his life prior to entering Hollywood, more interesting than his film career.   “Lee Marvin was born...
My COVID-19 Vaccine Experience: The Second Dose
As promised, I got my second COVID-19 vaccine dose last Friday. And as promised, I’m returning here today to tell you all about it. 
Managing Water With NASA DATA
By   Nikki Tulley, contributing writer, Maddie Ecker, Earth Applied Sciences Writer Water is scarce and drought is pervasive in the American southwest where The Navajo Nation is located. The Water Resources program area is collaborating with the Nation on ways of managing their water and responding to water issues using valuable, reliable data. The Water program area supports NASA’s Western Water Applications Office (WWAO).   WWAO’s Navajo...
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