Science & Technology

Tagged Launches Tagged Live

The Meet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:MEET), a public market leader in the mobile meeting space, today announced a new live-streaming feature on Tagged, its leading African-American mobile meeting app. Tagged Live gives users the ability to broadcast and view live-streamed video and earn and send virtual gifts. With the launch of this feature, Tagged becomes one…

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IEEE Annals of the History of Computing Examines How to Undo the “Whiteness” of Tech’s Racial History

On the heels of the Oscar-nominated film Hidden Figures, IEEE Annals of the History of Computing (Annals), published by the IEEE Computer Society (IEEE-CS), takes an in-depth look at how black scientists suffer “almost complete invisibility in most of the history of computing literature.” Published in the January/February 2017 issue of Annals, R. Arvid Nelsen’s “Race and Computing:…

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Be Prepared for Inclement Weather

When it comes to storms and hurricanes, you can never be too prepared. To keep your family safe, it’s important to prepare for the worst because once a hurricane or storm hits, action must be taken quickly. In the case of a power outage, a common side effect of natural disasters, one of the best…

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CCPL announces effort to reduce plastic waste in local waterways

Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) has committed to ending the distribution of single-use plastic bags at all 16 branch locations in an effort to fight marine debris that pollutes waterways and oceans. The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation recently awarded CCPL a grant to purchase reusable bags, and library customers may pick up a free bag…

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Launchpeer Labs Startup Program Fosters Growth of Charleston’s Tech Scene

A new early-stage startup program is fueling the emerging tech scene in Charleston, South Carolina. Launchpeer Labs is part investment fund, part accelerator, and part startup studio geared towards idea-stage companies who haven’t yet built a product, created a team, or secured funding to bring their idea to life. The unique hybrid program, developed by…

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NSA and Homeland Security Designate FAMU as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education

(Black PR Wire) The National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security have designated Florida A&M University (FAMU) as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education through 2022. The designation was awarded in March after the University met rigorous requirements and successfully demonstrated its ability to serve the country’s need…

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Re-entry! NASA Engineer Lands Dream Job–Teaching

Wanda Harding’s 20-year career as a senior mission manager at NASA and technical director with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration was just a detour from what she really wants to do—teach. “I thought I would work as an engineer for about five years and then go into the classroom,” Harding said. “Teaching is something…

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