A new robotic camera at Palomar Observatory is scanning the night sky to capture some of the most volatile and violent events in the universe, including stellar explosions and colliding neutron stars. The device is the linchpin of a program called the Zwicky Transient Facility, which updates one of the observatory’s telescopes in order to shoot images of the cosmos in motion. It will scan the sky nightly, looking for changes in movement or brightness.
As San Marcos Unified School District redraws attendance boundaries for its campuses, parents worry that their children will be separated from friends, or assigned to a school they consider less desirable. On Tuesday night, the school board considered two map options that would shift the boundaries of its schools in order to balance enrollment. Attendance boundary committee chairman Jay Petrek presented the two top choices, acknowledging that no single plan would satisfy everyone.
As the city of San Marcos prepares to consider a six-story hotel near the Nordahl exit of State Route 78, a resident has complained that the project could worsen traffic at the already congested intersection. On Jan. 23, the San Marcos City Council will consider the six-story hotel, which would be located at the southwest of Montiel Road and Leora Lane, near UEI College and Turner’s Outdoorsman. The city planning commission recommended approval of the project in December.
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".