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At the University of Wisconsin, everybody plays.
Growing up in suburban New Jersey, Alec Gioseffi always had a passion for both food and the outdoors. He started working in restaurants at 15, but also traveled as a competitive snowboarder when he was young and continued to globetrot while enrolled at Rutgers University.
What kind of cookies will you leave for Santa Claus this Christmas? Chocolate chip? Sugar? How about a Kernza cookie?
Space: The Final Frontier.
With water shortages in California and other western states threatening the viability of wineries there, it was probably just a matter of time before an enterprising team devised a system to better manage grape-growing operations amid those changing conditions.
In science fiction, the presence of machines that can learn and adapt like their human creators generally indicates something bad is going to happen. Think of Skynet from the Terminator films, the Replicants from Blade Runner or HAL 9000 from 2001: A Space Odyssey.
“All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players,” as Shakespeare wrote in As You Like It. And some of those players have learning and cognitive differences that make it difficult to sit through things like, say, a Shakespeare play.
On Thanksgiving Day, minds turn to thoughts of a big meal, a big game and maybe a big nap. But Thanksgiving can be more than an annual celebration of feasting, football and nodding off in a comfy recliner.
Throughout his football-playing days, former Penn State standout Michael Robinson tucked away a number underneath his pads that was different from the one on his jersey. It was his way of preserving the memory of a good friend whose bright future in the game was cut tragically short.
Throughout history, the natural world has inspired important scientific breakthroughs. For example, the Wright brothers incorporated the concepts of lift and drag into airplane designs after they observed how birds in flight tilted their wings back and forth.
For Tony Menyhart, coming up with a no-frills bread recipe wasn’t challenging, but finding the resources to take his product to supermarkets around the country wasn’t exactly a cakewalk.
In the United States, we take our transportation infrastructure for granted. It’s not necessarily a big deal for us to travel, say, a hundred miles from where we live, no matter where that might be. But in many parts of the world, a trip of just a few miles is fraught with hazards, as roads and bridges are either in poor condition or non-existent.
In every business, major decisions are often determined by a deciding vote cast by an individual or group with a large stake. That’s a little trickier with the Lozano sisters, both seniors at the University of Michigan’s Stamps School of Art & Design.
Leonardo da Vinci’s wide-ranging work influenced many scientists and artists who came after him. But Penn State art professor B. Stephen Carpenter II is probably one of a few who was especially inspired by the work the great Italian thinker did on the wrong side of the law.