Georgia Tech’s $26 Million Partnership with National Science Foundation to Transform Fertilizer Production

Georgia Tech is part of CASFER, a collaborative effort between the National Science Foundation (NSF) and five universities. Paul Kohl (School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering) and Marta Hatzell (George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering) will lead CASFER’s efforts at Georgia Tech. Thanks to efforts to combat climate change, many have heard the catchphrase “closing the carbon loop” — a global effort to convert carbon dioxide into something useful to mitigate the damaging effects of pollution on the planet. Another environmental challenge relates not to carbon dioxide but nitrogen.…

The Best Sun Hats for Men in 2022, According to Fashion Experts

Courtesy of Retailer Remember the days when sun hats were, well … uncool? Not in the literal sense, of course, as their practical purpose has always been unrivaled—and we’re certainly big proponents of all-round sun protection. But when it comes to style, thinking back a few years, the idea of opting for a sun hat as a first choice seemed a little cringe: Will I look like an overzealous tourist or a hiker that’s gone off track? Could others assume my mollycoddling mother made me throw this on before I…

Save on tech thanks to these back-to-school Amazon deals

Autoblog may receive a share from purchases made via links on this page. Pricing and availability are subject to change. As with every back-to-school season, you’ll find no shortage of deals floating around the web right now. To commemorate the new school year, Amazon has slashed prices on all kinds of tech for grade-schoolers to college students alike. Check out some great deals for tech-savvy students below. The Echo Dot is a great way to experience all that Alexa has to offer. While not as loud or bass-y as the…

Buttigieg calls air travel system ‘brittle’ after weekend of cancellations

Air travel continued a summer of disruptions last weekend, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg called the system “fragile.” On Sunday, Flight Aware reported 900 cancellations with more than 6,000 delays. Although there was some severe weather in New England on Sunday, Buttigieg said weather alone did not cause all of the disruptions. “There was a lot of severe weather and that can happen, but it shouldn’t have created the kind of ripple effects through the system that it did,” Buttigieg told CNN’s “New Day” on Wednesday. “That is something that to…

Viral video: Gurugram club bouncers booked for harassment of woman, assaulting her friends

India oi-PTI | Published: Wednesday, August 10, 2022, 23:44 [IST] Gurugram, Aug 10: Bouncers at a club here beat up a group of visitors after one of them accused a doorman of touching his female friend inappropriately, police said on Wednesday. Ten, including managers and bouncers of the Udyog Vihar-based club, have been booked in connection with the incident that took place around 2 am on Monday, they said. One of those assaulted, a manager with a multinational technology company, filed a complaint stating that he had gone to the…

Texas Tech, NSF announce historic partnership for fertilizer production

LUBBOCK, Texas (NEWS RELEASE) – Texas Tech University has today (Aug. 10) announced a partnership with four other institutions of higher education and the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) to create the NSF Engineering Research Center for Advancing Sustainable and Distributed Fertilizer Production (CASFER). CASFER, headquartered at Texas Tech, received a $26 million grant from the NSF for an initial five-year period with the possibility of renewing the grant for five more years and another $25 million. Texas Tech will lead the collaborative center and is joined by Florida Agricultural…

Nanopath is looking to drastically change medical diagnostics – TechCrunch

For co-founders Amogha Tadimety and Alison Burklund, the idea of starting Nanopath, a women-focused molecular diagnostic company, came from a need to create a company focused on women’s health diagnoses based on their own experiences. They said they wanted to make sure women can get proper diagnoses because scientifically, there’s no reason they shouldn’t. “We understand the disease biology, we just don’t have the appropriate tools to characterize the bugs that are causing these problems,” Burklund told TechCrunch in an interview. “You don’t just want to know, is there an…

USTA launches Sustainable Travel Coalition

The U.S. Travel Association has launched a Sustainable Travel Coalition to align the travel, transportation and technology sectors to create a more sustainable U.S. travel industry, according to a statement. THE U.S. TRAVEL ASSOCIATION recently launched the Sustainable Travel Coalition to align the travel, transportation and technology sectors to create a more sustainable U.S. travel industry, a statement said. The coalition with nearly 60 member organizations will advise USTA on sustainability issues, opportunities and concerns within the industry. The long-term goals of the coalition include, showcasing innovative technologies and calling…

If you’re planning to travel to the US with food items, read this

Last month, a passenger traveling from Indonesia to Darwin Airport in Australia’s Northern Territory was fined $1,874 after two egg and beef sausage McMuffins — along with a ham croissant — were found in their luggage. (Australian authorities had imposed tough new biosecurity measures on all arrivals after a foot and mouth disease outbreak in Indonesian livestock.) In the past year alone, US border officials have fined passengers for bringing a wide range of undeclared food items in their luggage, including balut eggs, pork bologna and turkey ham. Border officials…

Not to jinx it, but SaaS valuations appear to be staging a recovery – TechCrunch

After enduring a multiquarter selloff that started in late 2021, the value of software companies on the public market is recovering. The modest rebound posted thus far appears to have formed after a bottom in valuation terms was reached in mid-June, toward the end of the second quarter. The Exchange explores startups, markets and money. Read it every morning on TechCrunch+ or get The Exchange newsletter every Saturday. This column asked in April if the SaaS selloff was over. It quickly became clear we pondered prematurely. But the good news…