Using Technology to Preserve the Culture of a Chinatown Shop

Editor’s Note: This article is part of an oral-history series where Aaron Reiss interviewed the young-adult sons and daughters of Chinatown shopkeepers about how they are helping to keep their families’ businesses alive. Alice Liu, a 24-year-old community advocate, lends a hand at her parents’ small shop, GTW Tea and Water, which sells Chinese cultural […]

How magnetic nanoparticles will help preserve a 500-year-old shipwreck

Enlarge (credit: Corr et al. 2018) In 1545, freshly refitted to carry a greater number of heavy cannon, the warship Mary Rose sailed into battle against a French fleet north of the Isle of Wight. The debate over what happened next is still heated, but the most accepted version is that the added weight of […]

NASA ‘works hard’ to cut dependence on Russian engines, but hopes to preserve ‘unique’ cooperation

NASA wants to maintain its unique cooperation with Russia to haul astronauts into space and continue to use RD-180 engines, while viable alternatives are being developed by US firms, the space agency’s administrator said. “The United States of America is working really hard not to be dependent on the RD-180 engine,” Jim Bridenstine said on […]

Meet the Socialite Who Helped Preserve — and Destroy — Native American Culture

The first time Alice Cunningham Fletcher heard Native American music — a cacophony of drumming and screaming — was on an autumn camping trip among the Sioux in 1881. Yet all around her, people were dancing and enjoying the complex rhythms and ululations. Fletcher’s training as an anthropologist told her to ignore her own preconceptions […]

Vatican & Russian Orthodox Church should team up to preserve Christian values – envoy

Published time: 28 Dec, 2017 10:28 Russia’s ambassador to the Vatican has praised the current relations between the Roman Catholic and Russian Orthodox Churches, adding that more cooperation is needed to preserve the foundations of Christian civilization. “The situation that has formed in the world by this moment gives us a large field for cooperation, […]

These married tech billionaires donated $165 million to preserve a pristine stretch of California’s coastline

Esri Jack and Laura Dangermond, tech billionaires known as the parents of the digital mapping industry, have made the single largest private donation to The Nature Conservancy to date. They’ve given $ 165 million so the Conservancy can purchase an iconic, pristine stretch of undeveloped coastline in California. This is the spot where California bends inland. […]