“We modeled this off of bats and birds, which can fly by feel. They feel the air, and that allows them to rapidly and in an agile way take advantage of the current air conditions,” said Jeff Baur, a principal engineer in AFRL's materials and manufacturing directorate. Researchers began basic research and development around the idea four years ago and last year demonstrated that micro sensors could read the condition of the air with great accuracy.
There’s a preschool-aged boy who really makes Brittney Bourgeois’ face light up. He is one of her students. It’s easy to spot him. On a good day he will yell out things like: “Stop it, Brittney!” and “I want to run out the door!”That’s a huge win, considering the boy didn’t speak at all at age three and a half. Now, empowered with words, he can make his feelings known. “Now he’s so stubborn, he cracks me up!” Bourgeois delights.
A new computer-based solution promises to streamline K-3 oral reading assessments, giving teachers valuable new data on student competencies while freeing up classroom time. Not-for-profit NWEA recently unveiled MAP Reading Fluency, an adaptive, automatically scored 20-minute assessment of oral reading fluency, comprehension and foundational reading skills that can be administered in groups. Early users give it high marks.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".