A new exhibit at the University of Alaska Museum of the North tells the story of an Alaska woman whose love of polar bears and passion for the North led to an extraordinary collection. Polar Passion, now on display in the museum’s Special Exhibits Gallery, contains a select portion of the artwork that Grace Schaible … Continue reading New museum exhibit features polar bears
The machine shop at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute recently created a 3-D plastic model of a femur for a local surgeon.
In a cramped workshop at his home near Fox, Orion Lawlor is working to develop the technology that could someday allow people to live on Mars.
His creations are modest — small plastic beams and thin, hollow cylinders that can be filled with powdered rock. But items like those, which are created by his one-of-a-kind 3-D printer, may eventually become the components for creating habitat in space.
When I walked this same path 20 years ago, I averaged six miles each day. After a few weeks in 2017 of hiking the path of the trans-Alaska pipeline, it seems easy to do 10 miles a day. Back then, sometimes my backpack weighed 60 pounds. I’m trying to keep it half that weight now. I started from Valdez with a load of 32 pounds. Most of the reduction is due to clever people who have engineered lighter gear because consumers wanted it, and because of breakthroughs in materials available to designers.
University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen announced today that has selected Daniel White to become the ninth chancellor of the University of Alaska Fairbanks. White will succeed UAF Interim Chancellor Dana Thomas and will assume his new position on July 1.
Even a casual Google search for the University of Alaska Fairbanks’ High-Frequency Active Auroral Research Program, better known as HAARP, can get really strange, really fast.
Scientists developing a project to study the Earth’s crust in China are looking toward EarthScope, a similar project in the U.S., as a model for multidisciplinary science and open data sharing. Representatives from the SinoProbe project visited UAF’s Geophysical Institute this week after the 2017 EarthScope National Meeting in Anchorage.
There are a lot of ways to gather information about remote Alaska, including satellites, drones and helicoptering in to take field measurements. But Todd Brinkman also includes another approach: talking to the people who live there.
We have launched on the pipeline hike version 2.0, 20 years after the first time. I’m now sitting on the muscled root of a Sitka spruce by the pleasant rush of a creek. A bald eagle shrieks from the top of a tree nearby while a diesel ship engine thrums from the Valdez Marine Terminal a few miles away.
A University of Alaska faculty team will develop a new scholarship program to support Alaskans who want to become secondary science, technology, engineering and math teachers.