OSU Researchers Study Melting Ice of Greenland

Greenland is dissolving quicker than researchers recently thought—and will probably prompt quicker ocean level ascent—on account of the kept, quickening warming of the Earth’s environment, another investigation has found.

Researchers worried about ocean level ascent have since quite a while ago centered around Greenland’s southeast and northwest areas, where expansive icy masses stream ice shelf measured lumps of ice into the Atlantic Ocean. Those lumps glide away, in the end liquefying. However, another study published Jan. 21 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that the biggest continued ice misfortune from mid 2003 to mid-2013 originated from Greenland’s southwest locale, which is for the most part without huge icy masses.

That softening implies that in the southwestern piece of Greenland, developing waterways of water are gushing into the sea amid summer. The key finding from their examination: Southwest Greenland, which recently had not been viewed as a genuine danger, will probably turn into a noteworthy future supporter of ocean level ascent.

The discoveries could have genuine ramifications for beach front U.S. urban areas, including New York and Miami, just as island countries that are especially helpless against rising ocean levels.

Pizza ATM Opens on Campus at OSU

An innovative Pizza ATM is the most recent eating alternative for understudies at The Ohio State University.

The new Pizza ATM is situated on the second floor of Morrill Tower and is open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. for understudy dinner plan holders and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for general use.

Here’s the means by which it works: Pizzas are pre-made in a neighboring kitchen and accompany cheddar or pepperoni garnishes. They are then put away in a refrigeration unit inside the Pizza ATM. Additional garnish alternatives are normal later on.

At the point when a pizza is requested, it consequently moves to the ATM’s inward broiler and is prepared until the hull is fresh and the cheddar is softened. It normally takes around three to four minutes. A 10-inch pizza costs $8.

OSU Researcher Finds New Way to Draw Electoral Districts

This new way of defining electoral districts brings together game theory and “Ghost,” a word game, and the theory is that the results could yield more demographically accurate districts.

If you aren’t familiar with Ghost it is a little bit of an unusual game. Opponents speak single letters back and forth to each other creating partial words—the goal is to get your opponent to finish the word. Who ever finishes is the loser.

There is one unusual caveat of the game in that while it is collaborative, one is still trying to outsmart their opponent.

While the researcher from OSU usually deals with geometric clustering, game theory is an additional interest. He has created gerrymandering theories in the past and thought game theory might help with this endeavor. He was trying to find out if players with opposing goals combine their efforts to create a map would in turn create “more fair” electoral districts.

Currently the research is being peer reviewed on arXiv.org, the mathematics peer review server. Here fellow mathematicians will go over the research and decide on its validity.

BDBITL Performs At Rose Parade and Rose Bowl

The Ohio State University Marching Band will start off 2019 with a bang, a highlight performance on one of the biggest stages for collegiate marching bands.

The marching band got to perform at the 130th Rose Parade and at the coveted Rose Bowl Game (105th). The marching band’s other highlights from the previous year include their debut at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

For their performance at the Rose Parade, the marching band thrilled crowds in sunny California across the 5-mile route. Other marching bands from across the country joined the Ohio State University’s marching band in decorating floral themed floats. This years grand marshal, pop star Chaka Khan, and gave a performance to begin the parade.
The marching band will perform on facing the west side of the stadium during the Rose Bowl.

Washington’s band performs first at the pregame and both bands will come together in a display of good sportsmanship to play “God Bless America.” The Ohio State pregame show will include a double Script Ohio march for both sides of the stadium. Ohio State being the home team means the marching band will also have the honor of performing the national anthem.

Finally, the marching band will perform first at halftime.


How Our Gaze Affects Our Choices

Researchers utilizing eye-following technology have discovered that what we see helps control our choices when given two decisions, for example, two snack choices.
Yet, it isn’t as simple as saying we essentially pick what we first focus on and nothing more, the study found. Rather, our gaze enhances our longing for options we typically like.
Let’s assume you’re seeing two sweet treats in a candy machine. You like the two, however you’re inclined toward the one with peanuts marginally more than the one with just chocolate. You’ll typically pick the one with peanuts, yet not always.

Another intriguing finding was that individuals would in general settle on their choices all the more immediately when they preferred both of their two decisions.

The scientists utilized information from six eye-following investigations including a sum of 228 individuals, some from their lab and some from different analysts.

These outcomes recommend that item advertising will have the greatest impact on things you effectively like, he said. In case you’re seeing two brands of a thing you like at a store, the bundle that catches and holds your eye will presumably have an edge when you’re choosing which to purchase.

By and large, this new examination demonstrates that the connection among consideration and decision is more mind boggling than recently accepted.

The examination was bolstered by the National Science Foundation.