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A Random Basque Encounter in Oak Ridge

I was at Oak Ridge National Laboratory this week, attending a workshop on the Frontiers of Structural Materials (structural materials are all of the things that hold our buildings, power plants, cars, airplanes together and make them perform). I was presenting on our research center FUTURE and how we are developing experimental techniques to understand […]

Basque culture is everywhere: Jai Alai IPA

I just got back from Florida for a work trip. One night we went to a sushi place (though I’m not a fan of sushi) and, to my surprise, one of the beers on the menu was called “Jai Alai IPA“, brewed by Cigar City Brewing of Tampa. It was a good beer, not disappointing […]

Steven Skiena: Betting on Jai Alai

Holly Emblem is the editor of CasinoOnline.co.uk. They recently published an interview with Steven Skiena, author of Calculated Bets. Skiena, a Professor of Computer Science at the State University of New York, is also a fan of jai alai, a passion he picked up during a family vacation to Florida when he was a kid.  […]

Link Dump: Pelota, Picon, and Pipes

Here are a few links I’ve run across that I thought were worth sharing. Pelota is immensely popular in Euskal Herria.  Most evenings I was there, a match was being shown on the TVs of most bars.  Even though cesta punta — jai alai to the rest of the world — is the most flashy […]