This year, the COVID-19 pandemic has prevented the spiritual home of King from hosting the annual commemorative service in honor of the slain civil rights leader, which usually draws 1,700 attendees. But attention to the church has been renewed following the election of Pastor Warnock to the U.S. Senate. … [Read more...] about From King to Warnock: How the Ebenezer Baptist Church became a center of Black organizing
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Interestingly, much of the kinetic energy people encounter in daily life comes from inside their own body, not from the outside world. This is because muscles generate huge forces. For instance, if you lift a 25-pound box, your back muscles generate over 500 pounds of force—20 times the weight of the box—to impart kinetic energy to your torso and the box. The same goes for walking, running, and jumping. … [Read more...] about How Chadwick Boseman’s Black Panther inspired this Black engineer
What else do I need to remember? Want to put on your mask and run an errand? Most of the places you’d go, such as the post office and DMV, are closed. But UPS and FedEx will be open, and you can still order takeout from your favorite non-chain restaurant. … [Read more...] about MLK Day 2021: What’s open? What’s closed? Who gets off?
Phingbodhipakkiya has pursued other projects at the intersection of design and science, including The Leading Strand, which paired neuroscientists with designers who could render complex ideas in simpler terms to help the public understand the scientists’ work. She hopes to turn Beyond Curie into an exhibition, and is on the hunt for a publisher to turn the project into a book. Any leftover funds will be donated to the Association for Women in Science. … [Read more...] about 12 Powerful Posters Of Female Scientists That Every Classroom Needs
There is a clear and obvious correlation here. Cycling lanes encourage people to jump on their bikes, and it’s only right for us to build on this momentum and invest in smart infrastructure. Pop-up lanes are the perfect start to understand the rise in demand, which now needs to be met with long-term investment and planning. … [Read more...] about The pandemic created a biking explosion. How can cities make it permanent?