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California Polytechnic State University

Cal Poly is a nationally ranked, four-year, comprehensive public university located in San Luis Obispo, halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles on California’s Central Coast. It is a distinctive learning community offering academically focused students a hands-on educational experience that prepares them for today’s scientific and technical world.


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Le 12 décembre 2021 à Mayfield, dans le Kentucky, après le passage d’une série de tornades. Brendan Smialowski / AFP

Tornades aux États-Unis : le casse-tête du nettoyage post-catastrophe

La gestion d’énormes quantités de débris et de déchets constitue l’un des principaux défis à relever pour les collectivités confrontées à une catastrophe naturelle.
Debris near Lebanon, Tennessee, after tornadoes struck on the night of March 3, 2020, killing more than 20 people across the state. AP Photo/Mark Humphrey

Wild weather: 4 essential reads about tornadoes and thunderstorms

With the onset of spring come thunderstorms, and sometimes tornadoes. Learn how these systems form and why night tornadoes are especially deadly.
L’horloge épigénétique est une nouvelle technologie fascinante, mais certaines applications possibles sont controversées. Pixabay/Stefan Keller)

Un nouveau test d’ADN se révèle prometteur, mais délicat sur le plan éthique

Les horloges épigénétiques peuvent évaluer avec précision l'âge biologique. Mais les applications possibles dans les domaines de la vie privée et de l'immigration soulèvent des questions éthiques.
Epigenetic clocks are a fascinating new technology, but some potential applications are controversial. (Pixabay/Stefan Keller)

New DNA test that reveals a child’s true age has promise, but ethical pitfalls

Pediatric epigenetic clocks have the potential to accurately assess biological age. However, possible applications in law enforcement and immigration raise ethical issues.
A collapsed building in Mayfield, Ky., after a tornado hit the town on Dec. 11, 2021. Brett Carlsen/Getty Images

Smashed cars, burnt trees, soggy insulation: Post-disaster cleanup is expensive, time-consuming and wasteful

Government agencies have detailed plans for responding to disasters, like the Dec. 10-11, 2021 tornados. But one issue doesn’t get enough attention: cleaning up the mess left behind.
Incumbent Rep. Barbara Comstock, R-Va., won reelection. AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File

Why the Democrats won’t win the House in 2018

State legislators in 18 states are intentionally drawing congressional boundaries to favor their party, according to experts who ran thousands of simulations using open-source mapping software.
Ads that appear in broadsheet newspapers continue to have more appeal than their annoying, online counterparts. 'Laptop,' via

How native advertisements could be the solution to the internet’s bad-ad problem

Many readers can’t tell the difference between native ads and editorial content. So will a web publisher’s credibility take a hit if it ‘goes native’ with its ad strategy?
Native ad publishers such as Taboola use attention-seeking photos to attract readers. Patrick Howe

Recommended for you? Don’t bet on it: the ‘native’ ad invasion

In the endless drive to get people’s attention, advertising is going ‘native’, creeping in to places formerly reserved for editorial content. In this Native Advertising series we find out what it looks…


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