If you read anything about Typhoon Nepartak, it probably will mention early on that it was the strongest storm to make landfall on Taiwan in 45 years.And yes, wind speeds topping 150 mph are very impressive.Of all the things that pose threats to people in the path of a tropical cyclone—rain, storm surge, flooding—wind is near the bottom.Yet it is central to every major cyclone classification system.It worries me that we focus on scale and category when what we know from hurricanes and trop cyclones in general we see most of deaths from water, says Marshall Shepherd, director of atmospheric sciences at the University of Georgia.He s referring to the various scales used to measure storm intensity.
In this undated image provided by Amanda Thompson with the University of Georgia shows archeologists Chester DePratter, left, with the University of South Carolina and Victor Thompson, right, of the University of Georgia, running ground penetrating radar across a land grid.Amanda Thompson/University of Georgia via AP PARRIS ISLAND, S.C. – Archaeologists have found the location of a long-sought Spanish fort on the South Carolina coast at the site of what was once the first capital of Spanish Florida.A release from the University of South Carolina says the site of San Marcos, one of five forts built during the 21-year history of the early settlement of Santa Elena, has finally been located on Parris Island near Hilton Head Island.University of South Carolina archaeologist Chester DePratter and Victor Thompson of the Center for Archaeological Sciences at the University of Georgia, have conducted research for the past two years to find the site of the 1577 fort.Using ground-penetrating radar and other high-tech equipment last month, they found the site and are publishing the details of their work this week in The Journal of Archaeology Science Reports.
The bouncy house seems like an innocuous childhood delight.What's not to love about a giant, inflatable room where kids can jump and scream in one safely contained location?The problem, says a team of geographers and doctors, is that bouncy houses can cause heat stroke, especially this summer during our hottest year on record.Researchers from the University of Georgia and the Dell Children s Medical Center in Austin, Texas knew that bouncy castles caused an enormous number of injuries.But over the past 20 years, the numbers have skyrocketed.As the researchers write in a paper out today in Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, "One of the most staggering findings is that during the period of 1995 to 2010, a 15-fold increase was observed in the rate and number of bounce house injuries roughly 5.28 injuries per 100 000 children in the United States annually ."
Ryan Pickren In early 2015, Georgia Tech student Ryan Pickren made headlines when he was arrested on charges of hacking into the calendar system of rival school University of Georgia ahead of a big football game and added an entry saying "Get Ass Kicked By GT."While he could have faced a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison and a $50,000 fine, Pickren was allowed to
We tend to lose interest in things when we do them over and over again, even if they re activities we enjoy.But this simple mental trick can make you less bored when you re doing something for what feels like the 100th time.Over at NPR, Shankar Vedantam talks about some experiments conducted by Julio Sevilla, the marketing professor at the University of Georgia.Sevilla s research suggests that boredom, particularly with repetitive tasks, is all a matter of satiation in your mind.When you believe what you re doing in the present is going to be the same as something in the future, you satiate or have your fill more quickly, making you feel bored in the here and now.For example, reading the same bedtime story to your kid over and over can get boring because you already know it inside out and assume you ll have to read it to them again later.
After a graduate class developed the Wikibooks text XML - Managing Data Exchange, the University of Georgia created an initiative to leverage that experience and develop more open content electronic textbooks.MIT OpenCourseware is a portal for sharing learning materials from MIT’s regular classes.Materials available vary from course to course, but may include lecture video, homework exercises and exams.Dozens of textbooks are available for download.University of Minnesota’s Center for Open Education offers one of the most extensive lists of free open-access textbooks.Nonprofit based at Rice University.
It’s important for businesses to stay engaged on their social media accounts so they can respond quickly to negative feedback and keep customers happy.Monitor social media using listening roomsSocial media has become such an important part of marketing that how to manage, interact with customers and build loyalty with social media sites is now part of the curriculum at schools like the University of Georgia.CEOs must proactively invest, monitor and participate in the conversations that bubble up online in a meaningful way.Management teams monitor all sites for negative reviews and comments that they can nip in the bud and respond to before reputational damage can set in and impact brand perception.Although we use LinkedIn for recruiting and Facebook is a great platform for us to share our internally produced news content, we aggregate all social media accounts under one hood, which is managed by our marketing department.
Each year, about three thousand undocumented students graduate from high school in Georgia, but their opportunities for college are severely limited.The following year, in an effort to maintain segregation, the state spent four hundred and fifty thousand dollars on grants and scholarships to send black students from Georgia to institutions in other states.Republican state legislators had threatened to pass an even harsher measure if the board failed to act.In Prince Edward County, Virginia, in 1959, the local government shut down the public-school system in order to resist integration.In 1964, during the Freedom Summer voter-registration drive, Mark Levy came from Queens College, in New York, to work at a school in Meridian, Mississippi.“We needed the rigor of a college class, because that’s where we wanted to be.” The group agreed that the professors had a role to play as educators, and together they decided to start a freedom school to help fill the academic void.
Morristown, N.J., July 10, 2017 - An exciting new peer reviewed publication based on ongoing research on macular carotenoids from the University of Georgia demonstrates that supplementation with lutein and zeaxanthin isomers can protect against a growing issue among the general population -- the undesirable effects of prolonged exposure to high-energy blue light emitted from digital screens of computers, tablets and smartphones.Lutein and zeaxanthin isomers -- known as the macular carotenoids -- are natural filters of high-energy blue light.High-energy blue light reaches deep into the eye and can harm the macula -- the region of the eye responsible for highest visual acuity- by promoting the production of free radicals.study (an acronym for Blue Light User Exposure) was the subject of a recent paper, "Effects of macular carotenoid supplementation on visual performance, sleep quality, and adverse physical symptoms in those with high screen time exposure," published in Foods 2017 (Stringham, et al.).This is the first study to examine the impact of macular carotenoids supplementation to protect visual health and performance, improve sleep quality and reduce eye strain and fatigue during prolonged exposure to blue light emitting digital screens.However, 10 years ago we saw a surge in near field technology holding or using devices within arm's length, resulting in increased complaints around high screen use -- neck pain, eye strain and fatigue, headaches."
The iconic Lego block and Barbie doll were to follow before the end of the decade.For close to seventy years, plastic has been one of the most used materials in the world.In the first global analysis of plastic production and use, the true weight of the world's most flexible material has been brought to light.Of that, 6.3 billion is waste, with just nine per cent of it recycled.The research was conducted by the University of Georgia, the University of California and others and is published in the journal Science Advances."Most plastics don't biodegrade in any meaningful sense, so the plastic waste humans have generated could be with us for hundreds or even thousands of years," says Jenna Jambeck, study co-author and associate professor of engineering at the University of Georgia.
More than 9 billion tonnes of plastic have been made since the 1950s, and the vast majority of it has been thrown in the trash, says a new study.The paper says it is the first attempt to measure the total amount of plastic produced since the beginning of mass plastic production in the middle of the 20th century.A team of researchers from the University of California, Santa Barbara, the University of Georgia, and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, say that although plastic materials such as Bakelite were in use in the early 20th century, the material’s popularity began to rapidly rise after World War II, making it one of the most commonly used man-made materials.For example, the researchers estimated that the amount of plastic in use now is 30 per cent of all the plastic ever produced.While that has brought its benefits, such as lower-cost materials or capabilities like water resistance, our love of plastic has also produced a lot of trash.And as of 2015, only nine per cent of the plastic waste produced ended up recycled, and another 12 per cent was incinerated, the researchers found in their report.
A new study puts a number on the amount of plastic the planet has manufactured in the roughly 65 years we've been cranking it out: 9 billion tons.If you're struggling to visualize that weight, the BBC helps out: That's as heavy as 25,000 Empire State Buildings or 1 billion elephants.The researchers behind it—who hail from the University of California-Santa Barbara, the University of Georgia, and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, according to news reports —call theirs "the first global analysis of all mass-produced plastics ever manufactured."Their paper, published in Science Advances, is replete with numbers: For instance, some 4.3 billion of the tons, or nearly half, were produced in the last 13 years alone.In 2014, 24% of plastic waste was incinerated and 18% recycled.But the long view isn't pretty: When looking at all plastics made through 2015, only 12% had been burned and 9% recycled, meaning 79% of plastic waste was left sitting in landfills or other locations (like in our oceans).
Desert tortoises pace back and forth and can overheat by roadside fencing meant to help them, according to a study published in the journal Biological Conservation by the University of California, Davis, and the University of Georgia.The Mojave Desert tortoise is a threatened species and icon of California's southern deserts.Loss of habitat comes at a time when biologists are working to reverse the declines this species has experienced since the 1970s.Where tortoises and roads meet, it is inevitable that tortoises will lose," said lead author Mark Peaden, a UC Davis ecology doctoral student.One technique land managers use to try to keep tortoises safe is to install fencing along roads.The researchers placed tiny GPS units on tortoises found near roads and along newly installed fencing.
It's been about a decade since I graduated from the University of Georgia.While some of my college friendships have fallen by the wayside, many have remained strong.Even though we're all a bit older, less broke, and more stressed out about life, the essence of our friendship enduresThe sense of familiarity and a general feeling of comfort is ever present.On a recent trip to Atlanta, I found a 2017 911 Carrera 2 clad in a resplendent Racing Yellow paint job waiting for me at the airport.With a starting price of $89,400, the Carrera 2 is the most affordable of the 22 different variants of the 911 on sale in the US.
It's already the hot new thing as students start classes for the fall 2017 semester.You’re deciding if you like X or Y," Isenberg said via FaceTime as he strolled the Alabama campus.It's already active at University of Alabama, University of Georgia, Clemson University, Auburn University, College of Charleston, University of South Carolina, and University of Florida.The app is still in beta mode, meaning not everyone can download and sign up yet.He later founded 5by, a video discovery app he sold to StumbleUpon.Now, the entrepreneur is focused on Islands.
Georgia’s disruptively warm winter caused the loss of an estimated 85 percent of the peach crop.“We had fruit here in Georgia from the middle of May to about probably the first week of July, and after that we didn’t have anything else,” said Dario Chavez, an assistant professor in peach research and extension at the University of Georgia.1The Georgia peach season typically runs through mid-AugustAs temperatures rise globally because of climate change, Georgia is not the only part of the country where warm winters are causing trouble for farmers.Farmers have always been at the mercy of the environment, but now agricultural catastrophes brought on by warm winters seem likely to occur with greater frequency.For trees that fruit each year (such as peaches, cherries, blueberries, almonds and other fruits and nuts), cool weather is as important as warm.
Susan Mauldin, the person in charge of the Equifax's data security, has a bachelor's degree and a master of fine arts degree in music composition from the University of Georgia, according to her LinkedIn profile.Mauldin's LinkedIn profile lists no education related to technology or security.If that wasn't enough, news outlet MarketWatch reported on Friday that Susan Mauldin's LinkedIn page was made private and her last name was replaced with "M", in a move that appears to keep her education background secret.Earlier this month Equifax, which is one of the three major consumer credit reporting agencies, said that hackers had gained access to company data that potentially compromised sensitive information for 143 million American consumers, including Social Security numbers and driver's license numbers.On Friday, the UK arm of the organisation said files containing information on "fewer than 400,000" UK consumers was accessed in the breach.
A closer look at the buying power of ethnic and minority populations, including African Americans, Asian Americans and Hispanics, is all it takes to persuade many advertisers to jump into ethnic media.By 2008, nearly 5 percent of the country's population will claim Asian ancestry, according to the Simon S. Selig Jr. Center for Economic Growth at the University of Georgia, and Asian-American buying power will reach $526 billion.Meanwhile, U.S. Census 2000 figures showed that more than 1 in 8 inhabitants of the United States is of Hispanic origin, and the Selig Center projects Hispanic buying power ($778 billion) will exceed even that of African Americans ($773 billion) by 2005.Here are four tips to help you evaluate and select the right ethnic media for your marketing program:Focus on media that are vital sources of information.In California, where African-American, Asian-American and Hispanic communities combined make up about half of the state's population, a study by New California Media-a nationwide association of ethnic media organizations-showed these groups prefer to get their news and information from ethnic media outlets.
An anonymous reader quotes Fortune:There are two kinds of companies, according to a saying that former Equifax CEO Rick Smith shared in a speech at the University of Georgia on August 17."There's those companies that have been breached and know it, and there are those companies that have been breached and don't know it," he said.Though it was still 21 days before his company would reveal that it had been massively hacked, Equifax, at that time, had been breached and knew it...Smith's fastest growing area of security concern was state-sponsored hacking and espionage, he said."It's countries you'd expect -- you know it's China, Russia, Iran, and Iraq -- and they're being very aggressive trying to get access to the know-how about how companies have built their capabilities, and transport that know-how back to their countries," said Smith."It's my number one worry."
(Millbrook, NY) Through a new $2 million National Science Foundation grant, scientists at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, the University of Georgia, and North Carolina A State University are harnessing the power of machine learning to forecast outbreaks of zoonotic disease.Each year, more than a billion people become sick from Ebola, Zika, SARS, and other pathogens acquired from wildlife, livestock, and other animals.She explains, "We want to help shift society from a reactive to a proactive approach to managing zoonotic disease.Funding will enable the team to bring together information on pathogens, potential animal hosts, and environmental factors known to facilitate disease transmission, with the goal of developing innovative methods of mapping when and where the next major zoonotic disease outbreak might occur.John Drake of the University of Georgia explains, "We are creating models which draw 'boundaries' around which species can host which pathogens, which pathogens can pass from animals to humans, and what combination of environmental factors facilitate spillover and human-to-human transmission.Phase one of the study involves building predictive statistical models that will help the researchers identify traits common among animals that carry disease, and pathogens and parasites that cross the species barrier.