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Hot Shots & Hot Jobs: Pilots Enjoy Breathtaking Views and Plentiful Job Options

Since the Wright brothers’ historic takeoff from Kitty Hawk in 1903, many of us have grown up with dreams of working in aviation. The possibilities for trained pilots are varied—from piloting huge passenger jets across the ocean to guiding small aircraft for police, fire and medical operations—and the job prospects are higher now than ever.

Is Humanity Using Too Much Light?

Earth from space is a beautiful image. This is how we can not only see the pretty patterns created by our lights on the dark side of the planet, but overtime we’ve also seen the amount of these lights on Earth grow. Our population is growing and artificial light is certainly a fundamental part of any developed area at this point. As of now, more people means more lights.

How Do Cities Handle Heat?

As our population grows, we will need more and more places for us to do our human things. This means as we grow we tend to convert natural spaces into developed areas. An urban environment is quite different from a natural landscape and thus has its own variables to be concerned with. The growth of urban spaces compounded with the changing climate is causing some scientists to take a look at how our urban areas interact with heat.

Visualize This

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 2:14pm -- WCVE

Can you imagine learning about or discussing scientific ideas without visuals? From peer-reviewed journals to educational videos for kids, images are essential to our understanding and discussing concepts and facts.


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