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Gina Hagler

making the complex simple

Rockville, MD

Gina Hagler

Gina Hagler is a freelance writer and published author. Her published work includes pieces on science, health, and technology. Her book on applied fluid dynamics and scale model testing was published by Springer in 2013. She is currently under contract for a book on bridge success and failures. She's written about STEM careers and Quantum Theory for Rosen Publishing. Her work has also been published in Odyssey magazine. She blogs about SciTech at BitterEmpire.com and at ginahagler.com.

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Food Security Technology in Developing Nations

Everybody needs food, water, and shelter to survive. When any of these are at risk, the bulk of an individual’s attention must be spent on seeking sources for these needs. In developing countries, often there are not readily available sources to meet these needs and people suffer from malnutrition, disease, and exposure.
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Five Things to Know About Using Insects for Animal Feed

It’s likely you dismiss insects as a nuisance. It’s also likely you don’t view them first and foremost as a source of protein for humans, let alone as a key ingredient in animal feed. Because of this, you may be surprised to learn there is currently a movement championing the use of insects for animal feed.
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The Plant-Based Burger with the Beefy Taste

Those seeking a plant-based alternative to their favourite burger have been largely unimpressed by the products that have come to market. These alternatives, while excellent as plant-based products go, have just not compared to the experience of tucking into a juicy burger. For those who delight in their burger, there has certainly been no incentive to switch.
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Fast Casual Restaurants, More Than Fast Food

Fast Casual is the perfect blend of fast food and casual restaurant dining. In a fast casual restaurant, the customer places an order, takes a seat, and is served at the table when the meal is ready. It’s not simply a case of entering a traditional fast food restaurant, ordering a meal To Go, and staying to eat.
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The Slow Food Movement and You

Italy is a country with a rich cultural and gastronomic history. It’s also a country with regional cooking that respects the different flavour profiles and dishes of each region. Meals are largely seen as an opportunity to refresh oneself – in a physical and emotional sense – in ways that are uniquely Italian.
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Is Organic Produce Worth a Premium Price?

Chances are good that you’re willing to pay more for a product that has a higher price but when it comes to organic produce and other ingredients, there are a lot of unanswered questions. Some products aim to justify a higher price due to claims of higher quality or strong reviews. In the case of organic produce it’s particularly difficult to prove these claims since one head of broccoli or an individual tomato looks pretty much like any other.
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Five Things You Need to Know About Food Deserts

Food deserts are areas in which residents do not have ready access to fresh produce and a variety of healthy foods. They are often in low-income urban areas that are not attractive locations for the supermarkets and specialty stores many of us visit on a regular basis. As a result, the food choices available to residents tend to be processed foods or fast food.
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Confirmed: Crows Are Smart And Creepy

Crows have a way of looking you in the eye that’s disconcerting. It’s not a casual glance. It’s clear from the intensity of their gaze that they’re sizing you up – whether as a suitable meal a la Hitchcock or as a potential subject for further study. You can dismiss your feeling of unease if you’d like, but it turns out crows really are giving you a meaningful look.
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Your Messy Mind Is Glorious

A messy desk is not the only sign of a creative mind. A creative person also has a messy mind. It seems the processes involved in creativity just don’t lend themselves to a conventional sense of order. The paper, authored by psychologists Furst, Ghisletta and Lubart, brings together several research threads that form three “super-factors” of personality.
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All I Need Now Is A Marauder’s Map

I love science fiction. Combine it with a mystery and that’s even better. Set it in a dystopian setting and I’m thrilled. I admit that I’ve read all of the Harry Potter books and pretty much every dystopian novel I can find. It’s always seemed to me that the people who really could use the invisibility cloaks are the characters in those dystopian novels.
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3-D Printers Can Now Print You A Kidney And A Cool Cyborg Hand

When I first heard about 3-D printers, I immediately wanted to use one. The thing is I couldn’t think of what I would use it for. Fortunately there are people with far more vision than I possess. Especially in the medical field, it seems they were just waiting for the capabilities afforded them by 3-D printers.
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Rendezvous In Space

Maybe it’s because I can clearly recall the first time a man stepped onto the surface of the Moon. Maybe it’s because science and technological innovation pique my interest on a regular basis. Whatever the case, I still can’t get over the fact that we sent an orbiter into space ten years ago and its probe landed on the intended comet on the intended day at the intended time.
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Gina Hagler

Gina Hagler is a freelance writer and published author. Her published work includes pieces on science, health, and technology. Her book on applied fluid dynamics and scale model testing was published by Springer in 2013. She is currently under contract for a book on bridge success and failures. She's written about STEM careers and Quantum Theory for Rosen Publishing. Her work has also been published in Odyssey magazine. She blogs at ginahagler.com

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