The cannabis craze is smoking across America but this ain’t your papa’s pot. And while smoking, for some, is the purest way to experience the flower, science and technology are tilling the soil to create an extracted high to rival any joint. Now before you turn up your nose and close your lungs to even the notion of anything as satisfying as smoke, there is one engineer and self-proclaimed THC artist who is using technology to extract a new spectrum of sensations.
Paul Gelardi is no stoner who decided to puff into the cannabis business to make money from his pot pastime. Say what? Paul is a real-deal mechanical engineer who builds manufacturing processes using innovative [...]
At first glance, Josh James looks like yet another music executive leaping into the technology space. And why not? From Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine‘s bite of Apple to Snoop Dogg’s investment in the sports conversion app GameOn, the technology check is large and seemingly limitless. As former SVP of Live Music for Warner Music Group and founder of BaseCamp Productions where he brought in mega-talent like Pearl Jam, Linkin Park, Jay Z and Kendrick Lamar, Josh James was clearly the go-to guy in music. But his new venture, Zig.com, plays more to his passion for digital media consumption than computer app cliché.
During my recent interview with James, he was both [...]
So there I was, braces so big my mouth couldn’t shut, flat chest, flat butt and dance moves so bad that I lost my “I Am Black” card. Elementary school was not kind to me and it didn’t help that I was into comics, science-fiction novels, and any video game that I could get my hands on. Psychoanalysis aside, my inner geek and nobby-knees didn’t quite fit in at this Catholic School. So as sister so-and-so or father-morality went on about creationism vs evolution and how we were all sinners, my mind wandered to science and how technology would change us. I romanced about a time where man and machine would co-exist. What will the future look like? Will life [...]
OMG! My inner science geek is about to explode! Wait! Hold on while I catch my breath! Ok, FOX and National Geographic just released a first look trailer of the new season of COSMOS! I know right?
Now, just in case you’ve been under a rock and have never watched the show, COSMOS is part science, part futurist, part other dimensional deep space odyssey-eye-candy hosted by the super cool astrophysicist and my personal space hero, Neil deGrasse Tyson. Um, yeah, black people can be astrophysicists and cool at the same time, duh. Executive produced by funnyman Seth MacFarlane (FAMILY GUY, THE ORVILLE), Brannon Braga (THE ORVILLE, COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY, TERRA NOVA) and Jason [...]
Now more than ever, a high-quality STEM education matters. The STEM fields cultivate curiosity and creativity while preparing students to reach their highest potential in work and life. They are also critical for personal and national prosperity: In the next decade, almost all of the 30 fastest-growing occupations will require intermediate or advanced knowledge of science, technology, engineering, and/or mathematics.
Unfortunately, access to a high-quality STEM education is deeply inequitable, limiting opportunities for students while they are still in high school. A quarter of high schools with the highest percentage of African-American and Latino students don’t offer Algebra [...]