On August 17, 2017, in a swift surge of horrific wind, rain, and fury, Hurricane Harvey hit the coast of Texas, devastating the Gulf Coast with a torrential downpour of nearly twenty-seven trillion gallons of water and knocking out a wide swath of internet infrastructure. It was in this destruction, however, that an alternative appeared that might be able to minimize the problems caused by damaged internet infrastructure in future natural disasters: consider mesh networks.
The Japanese entertainment industry is vastly different from the entertainment industry in America. Idol groups such as AKB48, Morning Musume, and Momiro Clover Z consist of girls trained to exert a kawaii, or cute, aesthetic and function as role models for the young people that support them.
With about 83% of American adults consuming it annually, coffee has become a major aspect of the American way of life, being consumed for study, caffeination, and relaxation. But this staple is facing competition from a curiously unique, highly customizable, and increasingly popular drink from Taiwan – boba tea.
For children, playing is so much more than just a way to pass the time–it is vital to their social, intellectual, and emotional development. The toys they play with greatly aid in this early development, but they can also implement gender stereotypes and negatively affect brain development.
Join the Texas Undergraduate Research Journal for a discussion on the process of commercializing ideas, focusing on how the research done in academic centers can be introduced to the marketplace and turned into marketable consumer products.
Enter any public setting here in South-Central Texas and one may witness a unique phenomenon of language interaction: a speaker starts a sentence in English and finishes in Spanish. “Es que, I sometimes talk así.”
Jesse Gu is a second-year geology major in the Jackson School of Geosciences. Jesse has worked as an undergraduate research assistant in several labs since arriving on campus. He has also been actively involved with the Undergraduate Geological Society and Engineering Chamber Orchestra.
Coffee, now one of the foremost drinks of the Western Hemisphere, was unknown to Europe prior to the fifteenth century. In 1650, the first coffeehouse was established in Oxford, England, and by the end of the century, thousands more had opened.