ENERGY & ENVIRONMENTAL

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, when the water turns a pellucid blue-green, I swim as freely as the sparrows and Great Blue Herons swooping down from the trees. Immersed in…

An illuminated ice palace at Ice & Snow World, Harbin, China

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 frigid with the Siberian wind and the night which had fallen hours before. It was -29 degrees Celsius as I dragged my two suitcases and…

Young undergrads on a first photoshoot.  Cynthia (in Hijab) wears jeans and boy's sneakers; Lisa, from North Sumatra (the tall girl to Cynthia's left) is a Christian.  They're all eager to become journalists and write about Indonesia's future.

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 photojournalists and artists.   It’s as though I’m being flooded with torrents of images, data, and experiences and I can’t stop the flow. Surprisingly, at…

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 100- and even 500-year storms, coastal floods and other ecological disasters that climatologists predict are heading our way? Some experts suggest that managers of mission-critical…

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 Colwell sees great potential in integrating the physical universe with biology By Arielle Emmett Going beyond biodiversity and traditional ecology, the new research field called…

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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 “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…