Undergraduates in UCSB’s Data Science Initiative to Present Their Capstone Projects | UCSB

The good news: Our world is becoming more data-intensive, which means we have at our fingertips the ability to find solutions to broad problems, make big and informed decisions, and even recognize and get ahead of potential issues. The challenge: We need to become more data literate and expert at handling this growing trove of … Read more

Energy Secretary to Visit Nuclear Plant, Discuss Waste Issue | Connecticut News

By JENNIFER McDERMOTT, Associated Press WATERFORD, Conn. (AP) – The US energy secretary is planning to visit a nuclear power plant in Connecticut on Friday at the invitation of the local congressional member as they both work to change how spent nuclear fuel is stored nationwide to solve a decadeslong stalemate. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm … Read more

UCSB Geologists Lead Effort to Describe Devastating Eruption in Tonga | UCSB

Volcanic lightning split the sky above Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai during a violent eruption Jan. 15, 2022. (Tonga Geological Services) On Jan. 15, the volcano Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai devastated the nation of Tonga. The eruption triggered tsunamis as far afield as the Caribbean and generated atmospheric waves that traveledled around the globe several times. Meanwhile, the … Read more

Deep Isolation aims to bury nuclear waste using boreholes

Zoom In IconArrows pointing outwards Elizabeth Muller, the CEO, and Richard Muller, the chief technology officer, of Deep Isolation, in Texas for their 2019 demonstration. Photographer: Roman Pino, Courtesy Deep Isolation There is no permanent nuclear waste depository in the United States. Instead, nuclear waste is stored in dry casks at the locations of currently … Read more

Apples to Zucchini Cooking School Adds Science as Ingredient of Success | Good for Santa Barbara

[Noozhawk’s note: Last in a series sponsored by the Hutton Parker Foundation. Click here for the first article, and click here for the second.] You do not have to be a foodie to enjoy walnut chorizo, halibut ceviche or polenta Bolognese. Instead, you just need an appetite for learning, tasting and experimenting. Apples to Zucchini … Read more

Biden says U.S. would ‘respond’ to Russia if Putin uses chemical or biological weapons

President Joe Biden said Thursday that NATO would respond “in kind” if Russia uses weapons of mass destruction in Ukraine. “We will respond if he uses it,” Biden said, referring to Russian President Vladimir Putin. “The nature of the response depends on the nature of the use.” The president spoke after a marathon of summit … Read more