The Interior winner of a national business strategy competition hopes to develop a smart backboard that will weigh patients, take vital signs and provide information remotely to medical and emergency personnel. Sheridan Heinrichs was one of five individuals chosen to present their business ideas Nov. 14 in Fairbanks as part of the InnovateHER competition.
Local coffee roasters and cafés will show off their specialty items Friday, Nov. 20, at the 2015 Roast and Boast, an event organized by students in a University of Alaska Fairbanks School of Management marketing class.
Alaska Sea Grant has awarded over $1 million to six new research projects focused on critical coastal environmental and economic challenges in Alaska.
A University of Alaska Fairbanks scientist is sending two devices to Antarctica to measure winds and temperatures in space over 100 miles above the Earth’s surface.
During Patrick Druckenmiller’s not-so-restful sabbatical year, he is flying to museums around the world. In Alberta a few weeks ago and London now, the University of Alaska Museum of the North’s curator of earth science is looking at bones of dinosaurs similar to ones found in northern Alaska.
Snowshoe hares and moose, which are both relative newcomers to Alaska’s North Slope, may have become established in the area with the help of warming temperatures and thicker vegetation.
Eight summers ago, a bolt of lightning struck a dry tundra hillside in northern Alaska. Fanned by a warm wind that curled over the Brooks Range, the Anaktuvuk River fire burned for three months, leaving a scar visible from the International Space Station. The charred area was larger than Cape Cod.