Solar farms, power stations and water treatment plants can be attractions instead of eyesores

Are facilities that produce necessities like energy and clean water doomed to be ugly? Not when artists and landscape architects help design them.

Margaret Birney Vickery, Lecturer in Art History, University of Massachusetts Amherst • conversation
May 15, 2020 ~9 min

Tags:  solar-power  new-york  infrastructure  gardens  renewable-energy  landscape-architecture  design  denmark  connecticut  water-treatment  aesthetics  solar-farms

Archaeologists have a lot of dates wrong for North American indigenous history – but we're using new techniques to get it right

Modern dating techniques are providing new time frames for indigenous settlements in Northeast North America, free from the Eurocentric bias that previously led to incorrect assumptions.

Sturt Manning, Director of the Cornell Tree Ring Laboratory and Professor of Classical Archaeology, Cornell University • conversation
April 29, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: archaeology new-york ontario radiocarbon-dating indigenous-history colonialist colonial-america colonial-history european-settlement beads

How a virus brought New York to a standstill in the summer of 1916

It brought panic, fear and huge pressure on healthcare. Will we get it wrong again?

Gareth Williams, Emeritus Professor of Medicine and Honorary Senior Research Fellow in English, University of Bristol • conversation
April 14, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: covid-19 coronavirus new-york poliovirus

Coronavirus: Telemedicine is great when you want to stay distant from your doctor, but older laws are standing in the way

The use and support for telehealth has never been higher in the US. Hospitals and patients are flocking to adopt the technology but regulatory roadblocks remain.

Frank V. Zerunyan, Professor of the Practice of Governance, University of Southern California • conversation
April 2, 2020 ~8 min

Tags:  covid-19  coronavirus  telehealth  new-york  telemedicine  california  fcc

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