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Calendar of Cool: First Department of Space Medicine Established

Calendar of Cool: First Department of Space Medicine Established

On this day in, 1949 the first Department of Space Medicine was established. This day in 1949 the United States Air Force School of Aviation Medicine at Randolph Field, Texas established the first Department of Space Medicine, and Dr. Hubertus Strughold became its first professor. Strughold had already been the director of aeromedical research for

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Fun Fact Friday: Alaska

Did you know that the US government purchased Alaska from Russia in 1867, for $7.2 million? It’s true! Alaska is the largest state in the US, with the longest coastline. Alaska’s coastline is longer than every other state in the US combined! According to Wikipedia, it is technically both the westernmost and easternmost state in

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Tech Brief w Justin- New My DE Courses!

To continue my series on site features, I wanted to take a brief moment to introduce our latest. When you log into your account, you may notice that your My DE site banner looks a little different. You’re not dreaming, but things did just get a whole lot better! We’ve just introduced five new self

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Calendar of Cool: the Apollo Theater Opens

Today is the 80th anniversary of the opening of the Apollo Theater on the January 26, 1934. The most famous club for African-American performers and popular music in the U.S. is the Apollo Theater, a continuing legacy of the Harlem Renaissance. From the beginning, the Apollo offered amateur nights each evening, where many famous artists, such as

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Fun Fact Friday: Bubble Wrap

Would you believe that bubble wrap, everyone’s favorite popping packing material, was originally marketed as wallpaper? It’s true! While bubble wrapping is now equally famous both for being fun to pop, and for having excellent cushioning qualities, its inventors had something very different in mind. According to Wikipedia:  “Bubble wrap was invented in 1957 by

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Tech Brief w Justin (Bulk Import Part One)

Hello again, For the next few weeks in tech brief, I will be spotlighting tips surrounding our website features. This new series of posts will cover everything from MyAdmin to Techbook and more. Lets get started with the bulk import tool.For those of you who may be unfamiliar, bulk import allows users to upload mass

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Fun Fact Friday: Starfish

Did you know that with certain species of starfish, if the starfish loses an arm, the arm will eventually grow back? It’s true! In fact, some can grow a whole new starfish from a lost limb! According to Wikipedia: “Regrowth can take several months or years, and starfish are vulnerable to infections during the early

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Tech Brief w Justin- Google Cardboard

Hello! Happy belated new year! For the first post of the new near, I wanted to jump into a lesser known (and surprisingly simple) technology developed by Google.  Google Cardboard was created to show the relative simplicity (and accessibility) of creating your very own virtual reality experience. Now I know what you may be thinking…cardboard?

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