- If there was an asteroid headed toward Earth (and to be very clear, there is none, that we know of), people might turn to students at Northern Arizona University for answers. A new telescope there is almost completely created by students, and it is being used to track asteroids. The telescope is called TIPSI, or "Thermal Infrared Planetary Science Imager", to be precise. TIPSI is an infrared camera that is connected to the Barry Lutz Telescope (BLT, yes).
- Triple-digit temps have a lot of us feeling the heat and while we all want to cool off, some of our men and women in uniform don't always have that luxury. "I carry Gatorade-type drinks... it's all hot," Officer Richard Codding said. Officer Codding has been riding a motorcycle for Phoenix police for 11 years. Before that, he was in a cruiser, but Codding says there's no way to escape the blazing hot temperatures.
- Diamondbacks fans can certainly be a passionate bunch. "We'll find the bar and buy some of those $9 beers, but we don't care because we looooove baseball!," one fan said. "Gooo Diamondbacks!" But the team would definitely like to see more people attend the game, as they have their lowest attendance for a home game ever last month. They're in the bottom 10 in all of baseball for average attendance, but a new ticket deal might turn things around.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".