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Island Trader, newly painted a rusty red, dangles four feet off the ground.
At age 4, Janet Westpheling knew she would be a scientist someday. Her earliest memory is watching a children’s program, “Mr. Wizard,” that was popular in the 1950s and early 1960s.
“The show ‘Mr. Wizard’ was like ‘Mr. Rogers’ but about science,” said Westpheling, professor of genetics in UGA’s Franklin College of Arts and Sciences. “Mr. Wizard would perform experiments and make complicated scientific concepts easy for kids to understand, and I still remember them with crystal clarity."
Gardening of the Future—From Outer to Urban Space: Moving from freeze-dried ice cream to fresh-picked salad greens
Astronauts in space crave the taste and texture of fresh food. Scientists are testing technologies that someday could allow space travelers to grow and pick greens and other nutritious foods on spaceships, in lunar villages, and during missions to Mars. Decades of space-farming research have also helped jumpstart a new kind of high-tech indoor agriculture on Earth, influencing how cities of the future could grow their own produce.
Clinicians could diagnose dangerous infections in minutes with a new “lab on a chip” device that snags living bacteria on branches of nanosized “shrubs.”
One day Daniel Colley raised his hand to volunteer, setting in motion five decades of scientific adventures. It was 1969, and Colley’s postdoctoral adviser, Byron Waksman, a renowned immunologist at Yale University School of Medicine, had stepped into the ...
The Roaring Twenties didn’t roar in rural South Carolina. Instead, silence fell across abandoned fields and farmsteads. While New York and Chicago scaled heights of Jazz Age prosperity and extravagance, South Carolina was visited by calamities that shattered its agricultural economy.
Along the coast, the once-dominant rice planters had already lost their final battle against natural disasters and a changing marketplace. The last stand of South...