ENERGY & ENVIRONMENTAL

Rambo in Tanzania

After staying in Nairobi 24 hours on no sleep, I took a flight to Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania  to attend a conference entitled Africa-Asia:  ‘A New Axis of Knowledge 2.’ …

Freedom on Lake Davidson

Just two blocks from my Charleston-style home on Bridges Farm Rd., I plunge almost every day into Lake Davidson, the horseshoe-shaped lake with the gooey clay bottom. On sunny days,…

Harbin through Blue Eyes

January 11, 2016.  As I stepped off the train at Harbin West station after an eight hour train ride across the Manchurian flatlands from Beijing, the station was moist and…

To be a Fashion Plate, Wear the Hijab

It’s been three weeks so chock full of Indonesian experience.  Each day new lectures, close encounters with medical and comm students, children, security guards, cooks, geophysicists, random athletes and mop-haired…

Data Center Operators Take Chances with Floods

by Arielle Emmett Given the dire warnings about climate change, some business leaders and IT professionals are pondering this question: How should data center managers handle the crop of so-called…

Biocomplexity: A New Science For Survival

The Scientist 14[19]:1, Oct. 2, 2000 This article originally appeared in The Scientist with an accompanying interview with Dr. Colwell.  NEWS Biocomplexity: A New Science For Survival? NSF director Rita…

Surrender the Pink

“Welcome to Voice Print Identification.” The silky computer voice that sounded like a cocktail hostess circa 1968 ushered in a new era of thinking about biometric authentication. By Arielle Emmett…