Brett Llenos Smith is a freelance writer based in Buffalo, NY specializing in science, technology and food. He has been writing full-time for 8 years, after working for 7 years in a professional lab.
Filipino food is having a moment right now and even our little WNY alcove of the culinary world is experiencing an uptick in awareness about the Pacific cuisine. It’s not hard to see why Filipino cuisine is becoming more popular. Its signature dishes have a visceral, almost primal appeal.
The use of nanoparticles to enhance clothing is not a new development. Starting in the mid-2000s, many garment manufacturers began integrating silver nanoparticles with antimicrobial qualities into their products. More recently, major advancements have been made in self-cleaning fabrics that make use of nanoparticles.
In addition to jokes about bad winter weather, some cities in the northern United States also have to endure a reputation for not having great job markets. However, there are many cities ‘up north’ with plenty of jobs that can be seized on by savvy job seekers.
The new izakaya-style brewpub nods to Chef Satomi’s Japanese roots while acknowledging that it’s located in historic, downtown Buffalo. The result is culinary koan: exotic yet local, intimidating yet approachable, complex but simple.
Using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology, the study team saw that chronic pot smokers have a smaller orbitofrontal cortex (OFC), a part of the brain linked to addiction. Interestingly, the study team also saw increased brain connectivity in long-term users.