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Action shot of bikes on the Dicklane Velodrome track.

The Science of Track Cycling

By Beena Meena It was a beautiful fall morning and I was biking with my friend Chanel on our way back from an arduous 40-mile ride when we passed the scenic Sumner Park in East Point. Chanel Zeisel started regular bike racing in 2015 and finished her first USA cycling track race in Los Angeles…
Photo of three electric scooters parked on a curb next to an empty intersection.

The Science Behind Urban Scooters

By Nkosi Muse Although we don’t have flying cars and shiny, metallic cities just yet, technology has certainly grown and evolved exponentially in recent years. A large number of these technological advances have been in the realm of transportation: electric cars, buses, and trains. If you live…
Young man with colorful tattoo sleeve.

How Ink Evolved: The History and Science of Tattoos

By Audra Davidson As most people would be, I was a little nervous. Maybe a bit more than a little. Shiny, sterilized tools loomed just below eye-level, neatly arranged alongside a crowd of sanitizing chemicals. Mind racing and growing increasingly self-conscious about my above-average sweat production,…
Coffe beans in a bowl

The Awesome Science of Coffee Production

By Sydney Hubbard During the summer of 2017, Kayla Bellman was working with Habitat for Humanity delivering latrines, smokeless stoves, and water filters to families living in extreme poverty in a remote region of Guatemala. This particular region, along with many other rural, agrarian areas of…
Close-up photo of a hand adjusting dials on a music mixer

The Awesome Science of Music Technology

  By Amin Ghane Musicians spend countless hours tweaking, calibrating, and arranging sounds and ideas to create your favorite jams. And then, of course, there are the instruments themselves that provide a conduit through which creativity can be expressed. The field of music technology…
Traffic jam in Atlanta, Georgia.

The Awesome Science of Traffic

By Ana Cheng Atlanta is the 11th most congested city in the country, and most ATLiens are familiar with the frustrating ballet of rush hour traffic. On average, drivers lose 97 hours and $1,348 each year just stuck in traffic. Atlanta is also the fourth fastest-growing city in the country, meaning…

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