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Families Enjoy Hands-On Science Activities at WestFest

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Families Enjoy Hands-On Science Activities at WestFest

On Saturday, dozens of families gathered at Ohio State’s West Campus Quad to participate in the third annual West Campus Science & Sustainability Festival or WestFest. Sponsored by the Arabidopsis Biological Resource Center, the Byrd Polar & Climate Research Center, the Center for Applied Plant Sciences, the Ohio Sea Grant, the Sustainability Institute and Ohio State […]

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OSU WestFest Showcases Science and Sustainability

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea OSU WestFest Showcases Science and Sustainability

This Saturday, May 18 marks the third year of WestFest on Ohio State’s West Campus, an opportunity for the university to showcase some of its research and accomplishments in the science of sustainability. Partnering with COSI, the Franklin Park Conservatory and Columbus GreenSpot, WestFest will feature stations managed by the university’s Sustainability Institute, the Byrd […]

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Yearly Algae Forecast Looks Bad for Lake Erie

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Yearly Algae Forecast Looks Bad for Lake Erie

Last week, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced that Lake Erie could expect a larger than usual toxic algae bloom this summer. The potential bloom is likely to be more severe than last year, and perhaps on par with some of the blooms that have plagued the lakeside communities in recent years. “Algae” is […]

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NEXT: Can We Gauge Social Mood?

David Staley David Staley NEXT: Can We Gauge Social Mood?

In the iconic graphic novel The Watchmen, the evil genius Adrian Veidt gazes at a wall of scores of television screens, each tuned to the world’s media, news reports, entertainment. (This is set in the 1980s, don’t forget.) As Veidt scans all the visual chatter, his mind sees patterns across the screens. At one point […]

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New Scooter Companies, Local E-Bike Startup Set to Enter Columbus Market

Brent Warren Brent Warren New Scooter Companies, Local E-Bike Startup Set to Enter Columbus Market

Three new “micro-mobility” companies have received approval from the City of Columbus to enter the market and are planning summer launches. Jump, which was acquired by Uber last April for $200 million, will deploy both its rentable e-bikes and scooters, while Spin, which was acquired by Ford Motor Company in November, will soon be rolling […]

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Dublin Telemedicine Startup Apportis Prepares for Opioid Challenge Finals

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Dublin Telemedicine Startup Apportis Prepares for Opioid  Challenge Finals

Philip Payne started Dublin telemedicine startup Apportis in 2015, after a career in product marketing and product development began taking him too far from home and away from his young family. His initial idea consisted of a HIPAA compliant, health and wellness platform connecting patients with doctors and nutritionists through embedded video components, and accessed […]

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NEXT: The Labor Force’s Cognitive Divide

David Staley David Staley NEXT: The Labor Force’s Cognitive Divide

Almost as soon as the World Wide Web was unleashed in the early 1990s, commentators began to talk about a “digital divide.” This was a reference to the regional and socioeconomic differences in access, speed and technical capacity for using the Web. Rural areas, for example, were identified as one area where this digital divide […]

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