Anyone who has ever wanted to work on a scientific mission for NASA now has a chance. It’s not in outer space, but helpers will get to trek the snowy mountains of the Pacific Northwest for a great cause. This project has been a couple years in the making. NASA wants to track the snow depth across the Pacific Northwest and Alaska in order to get a better idea of how much drinking water will be available when it melts. NASA is offering 16 grants to researchers throughout the region.
If people still have not decided where they will go to watch this year's solar eclipse, a Portland cannabis tour company is offering a unique experience and they guarantee it won't be a bad trip. What makes it so unique is that, although the eclipse will be seen in numerous states, Oregon is the only one within the path of totality where the recreational use of marijuana is legal.
Viewing parties are common for major sporting events but on August 21, people from all over will gather together to watch something they may only see once in their lifetime. Here in Oregon, this year's great American solar eclipse is expected to generate a huge spike in tourism. Oregon wine country happens to be directly in the "path of totality" - which is the area where folks will be able to witness a total solar eclipse, as opposed to a partial eclipse.
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".