When it Comes to Sleep, Timing is Everything by CLAIRE MALDARELLI


By CLAIRE MALDARELLI

A new study has uncovered some of the mysteries behind how our cells work together to maintain one constant daily rhythm of sleeping and waking.

Published: October 7, 2014 at 12:00AM

Wild and Craggy, Just Like Thoreau by JOHN MARKOFF


By JOHN MARKOFF

A group of writers recently made the trek to the summit of an unnamed mountain for a minor act of civil disobedience: a ceremony to name it for Thoreau.

Published: October 7, 2014 at 12:00AM

A Gulf in Ocean Knowledge by HENRY FOUNTAIN


By HENRY FOUNTAIN

Scientists have probably underestimated warming since the 1970s, a study says. That could affect some climate change measures.

Published: October 7, 2014 at 12:00AM

Preparing Your Child for Common Core Tests by KENNETH CHANG


By KENNETH CHANG

The when and what kind of tests depend on the state, but make sure your children take the tutorial about using the computer.

Published: October 7, 2014 at 12:00AM

The Math of Whips, Chains and Ropes by JAMES GORMAN


By JAMES GORMAN

Some people in applied mathematics are looking at the physics behind so-called viscous threads and elastic rods.

Published: October 6, 2014 at 12:00AM

The Math of Whips, Chains and Ropes by JAMES GORMAN


By JAMES GORMAN

Some people in applied mathematics are looking at the physics behind so-called viscous threads and elastic rods.

Published: October 6, 2014 at 12:00AM

Yaser Khalifa is a man with many years of experience as an electrical and computer engineer. After graduating from Alexandria University in Alexandria, Egypt, Yaser continued his education by pursuing his PhD in Electrical Engineering at Cardiff University. Upon graduation he leapt into the working world and has since worked with teams made up of people ranging from engineers working on super conductors to fellow professors at SUNY New Paltz. Yaser also has had over 40 papers published in a variety of educational publications. He has worked with such companies as General Electric as an electrical engineer consultant with their global research division as well as numerous others in different capacities. When not working you can find Yaser engaging in his other passions. He is an avid outdoors man and loves to mountain bike whenever possible. He both leads mountain biking tours as well as engages simply for pleasure. He was introduced to the sport by a friend at SUNY New Paltz and has since then volunteered as a biking guide with Minnewaska State Park, among others.