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Visionary behind France’s Mirazur, crowned the #1 restaurant in the world by The World’s 50 Best Restaurants in 2019, returns in February for a limited, exclusive pop-up

LOS CABOS, Mexico /PRNewswire/ — Montage Los Cabos, a luxury resort nestled in an idyllic cove along Santa Maria Bay, has announced it will continue its renowned culinary series in 2023, starting with the second annual ‘Mirazur Beyond Borders’ collaboration with Chef Mauro Colagreco. During this exclusive event, guests will be able to experience a unique glimpse into his Mirazur restaurant in Menton, France, crowned the #1 restaurant in the world by The World’s 50 Best Restaurants in 2019, and known for its holistic approach to fine cuisine. 

An aerial view of Montage Los Cabos’ picturesque location on Santa Maria Bay.

For eight evenings, February 10 through February 18, the same month Montage International kicks-off its 20th anniversary, Chef Mauro will host intimate dinners at the resort’s signature restaurant Mezcal, composed of a carefully curated tasting menu that highlights his vision and culinary identity from nature to the plate, and fuses together French and Mexican flavors and products. True to Chef Mauro’s penchant for dishes that embrace his surroundings, he will work with fresh ingredients sourced from the Baja California peninsula to deliver the finest cuisine.

“We are honored to welcome Chef Mauro back to Montage Los Cabos and look forward to sharing his creations and food philosophy with our guests,” said Marco Ortlam, Managing Director of Montage Los Cabos. “Chef Mauro continues to pave a path for culinary inventions and curiosities, which perfectly aligns with our progressive food and beverage offerings and forthcoming milestone events with notable chefs.”  

Mirazur Beyond Borders will have limited seats each evening and will offer a menu that will be accompanied by an optional wine pairing carefully curated by Mirazur’s head sommelier. In addition, guests will experience an exclusive first look of the Cadillac CELESTIQ, a handcrafted, all-electric, ultra-luxury sedan that will serve as the flagship for the brand’s electric future.

Reservations can be made on Tock or by contacting [email protected]. A “Mirazur Beyond Borders” offer, inclusive of two nights at Montage Los Cabos and dinner for two can be reserved here, with rates from US $2625++ per night.

About Montage Hotels & Resorts
Montage Hotels & Resorts is the ultra-luxury hospitality management company founded by Alan J. Fuerstman. Designed to serve the affluent and discerning traveler and homeowner, the company features an artistic collection of distinctive hotels, resorts, and residences. Each Montage property offers comfortable elegance, a unique sense of place and spirit, impeccable hospitality and memorable culinary, spa and lifestyle experiences. The portfolio of hotels, resorts and residences includes: Montage Laguna Beach, Montage Deer Valley, Montage Kapalua Bay, Montage Palmetto Bluff, Montage Los Cabos, Montage Healdsburg, and Montage Big Sky. Opening in 2024, is Montage La Quinta and Montage Cay. Montage Hotels & Resorts is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts. For more information, follow @montagehotels or visit


About Montage Los Cabos
Montage Los Cabos is situated within The Twin Dolphin master planned community located on the “Golden Corridor” between Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo on the southernmost tip of the Baja Peninsula in Mexico. Situated upon39 acres of beachfront overlooking the azure waters of Santa Maria Bay, the resort offers spectacular views and immediate, walk-in access to the finest swimming, diving, and snorkeling in the region. Montage Los Cabos features 122 expansive guestrooms and suites and 52 privately owned Montage Residences offering indoor-outdoor living. The resort features a 40,000-sq. ft. Spa Montage; three dining venues including, signature fine-dining restaurant, Mezcal; tennis, pickleball and recreational lawn facilities; three pools; Montage’s signature children’s program, Paintbox; over 30,000-sq. ft. of outdoor event space including beachside event lawns and 5,500-sq. ft. of indoor meeting and event space. Montage Los Cabos guests and residents also have access to the Twin Dolphin Club. Montage Los Cabos is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts’ worldwide collection. For more information, follow @montageloscabos or visit

About Mauro Colagreco & Mirazur
From his native Argentina to the French Riviera, the journey was passionate. But above all, it was a path strewn with travels, discoveries, ambitions, and hard work that led him to the top of his art. His daring and his vision reflect his cuisine that transcends the seasons and the region. Always Mediterranean, instinctive, and generous. Convinced of the benefits of short circuits and strong links he has forged with nature, chef Mauro Colagreco is committed and develops a Circular Gastronomy in the respect of nature’s cycle. He has been able to break the codes and is working relentlessly to participate in the environmental transition. A chef without borders, constantly on the move, he rubs shoulders with excellence in all its simplicity.

Settled in Menton since 2006 with his family, the chef Mauro Colagreco has built the Mirazur. Much more than a restaurant, Mirazur is a Mediterranean estate, a way of life, a way of thinking and living with nature as its focus.

In 2019, Mirazur received three stars from the French Michelin Guide and was voted No.1 on The World’s 50 Best Restaurants’ list. In 2020, Mauro Colagreco is the first to obtain the “Plastic Free” certification for Mirazur restaurant in France. Mirazur also received in 2020 the Green Michelin Star, recognising environmental actions.

Today, always on the move and with a desire to continue learning and moving forward, Mauro Colagreco pursues his dreams to put the concerns of the Earth at the centre of his creations. In 2022, Mauro Colagreco has been nominated UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for biodiversity. In January 2023, he takes up the post of Vice-President of the Relais & Châteaux Association in order to continue the committed and collective movement started by Olivier Roellinger.

SOURCE Montage Los Cabos




A Spectacular Aurora dazzles Skywatchers

Geomagnetic storm on the sun caused a stunning display of the Aurora Borealis to be visible as far south as New Mexico, Arizona, Oklahoma, and Virginia.



On March 23, 2023, a geomagnetic storm on the sun caused a stunning display of the Aurora Borealis to be visible as far south as New Mexico, Arizona, Oklahoma, and Virginia. The Northern Lights, a natural phenomenon caused by charged particles from the sun interacting with the Earth’s magnetic field, are usually only visible in the far north. However, this storm caused a rare opportunity for those in more southern regions to witness the incredible light show.


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Best drones with a 4K camera for under $500

Drones have become an increasingly popular tool for photographers and videographers alike



grey quadcopter drone
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Drones have become an increasingly popular tool for photographers and videographers alike, and the advancements in technology have made it possible for drones to capture stunning footage with high-quality cameras. However, with so many options on the market, it can be overwhelming to choose the right drone for your needs, especially when it comes to finding a quiet copter drone with a 4K camera for under $500.

After researching and comparing various models, we have determined that the DJI Mavic Mini and the Potensic T18 are the best options for a quiet copter drone with a 4K camera for under $500.

The DJI Mavic Mini

The DJI Mavic Mini is a lightweight and compact drone that weighs only 249 grams, making it one of the lightest and smallest drones on the market. Despite its small size, it features a 4K camera that can capture stunning footage at 30 frames per second. The camera is mounted on a 3-axis gimbal, which ensures stability and smooth footage, even in windy conditions.

The Mavic Mini’s quiet operation is due to its brushless motor design, which also enhances its flight performance. It has a maximum flight time of 30 minutes and a maximum range of 4 kilometers, making it an ideal choice for outdoor photography and videography.

Potensic T18

The Potensic T18 is another great option for a quiet copter drone with a 4K camera for under $500. It features a 4K camera that can capture high-quality footage at 30 frames per second. The camera is mounted on a 2-axis gimbal, which ensures stability and smooth footage.


The T18 is equipped with brushless motors, which makes it run quietly and improves its overall flight performance. It has a maximum flight time of 10 minutes and a maximum range of 300 meters. Although its flight time is shorter than the Mavic Mini, it is still a great option for capturing high-quality footage.

In conclusion, if you’re looking for a quiet copter drone with a 4K camera for under $500, the DJI Mavic Mini and Potensic T18 are both excellent options. The Mavic Mini is a bit more expensive but has a longer flight time and greater range, while the Potensic T18 is more affordable but has a shorter flight time and range. Ultimately, the best choice depends on your specific needs and budget.

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NASA Helps Fund Minority Institutions Preparing Students for College

High school students from traditionally underrepresented and underserved communities will have a path to pursue careers in STEM with help from NASA.



MUREP PSI students constructing a drone during Fayetteville State University’s 2022 summer residential experience.
Credits: NASA

High school students from traditionally underrepresented and underserved communities will have a path to pursue careers in STEM with help from NASA. The agency announced Monday it has selected seven Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and one Predominantly Black Institution (PBI) to receive more than $3 million in funding to strengthen their support for students in those communities in precollege summer programs around the nation.

“As we explore the cosmos for the benefit of all humanity, NASA remains steady in its effort to lift as we soar. NASA is not only committed to inspiring the Artemis Generation – we’re working to make sure they have the tools they need to succeed,” said NASA’s Senior Advisor for Engagement and Equity Shahra Lambert. “This funding will help open doors of opportunity for high school students across the country to help prepare and empower them for the future.”

MUREP Precollege Summer Institute (PSIs) uses evidence-based strategies to enhance high school students’ precollege performance, prepare them for college entrance, and ultimately help them achieve success in their higher education pursuits and in science, technology, engineering, and math careers.

“This project gives students an opportunity to experience what it’s like to live on a college campus, attend classes, and build relationships with professors and like-minded peers,” said Torry Johnson, MUREP project manager. “What makes this program special is that it’s tied to NASA research. Students will be participating in engineering design challenges and research related to NASA missions with support from NASA subject matter experts.”

The selected institutions and their proposed projects under NASA’s MUREP (Minority University Research and Education Project) are:

Albany State University, Georgia

ASU Accelerated Research Training Experience and Mentorship in STEM (ARTEMIS) 2.0 PSI Scholars Program


Albany State University (ASU) propose a two-week residential camp for students interested in pursuing a STEM-based career. Using the theme “Mission to Mars,” students will participate in NASA activities related to power generation and transmission; remote and autonomous vehicles and rocket propulsion; the geology of Earth and other planets; and the biology and chemistry of space travel. Students will become immersed in the expectations of life as a STEM student at ASU, gain useful knowledge about the campus, and build support networks to help ensure success in their life and in academics. ASU was awarded $425,000 for its proposal.

Clayton State University, Morrow, Georgia

Artificial Intelligence Study in Earth Exploration Summer Academy

Clayton State University proposes to host a NASA-themed summer program for minority high school students. This program will provide eight-day summer residential STEM camp exposing participants to college life, NASA research, Earth data, and Artificial Intelligence (AI). Participants will gain an understanding of NASA’s missions and learn how to apply AI technology to solve real-world problems in Earth science. Clayton State University was awarded $425,000 for its proposal.

Fayetteville State University, North Carolina

Fayetteville State University’s NASA MUREP Precollege Summer Institute: Cutting-Edge Technologies for Examining Climate Change (FSU-CTECC)


Fayetteville State University (FSU) proposes two-week long residential summer STEM camps over the five-year period of the project. Each year, 20 high school students will be recruited from high schools in Cumberland County and its surrounding counties in North Carolina. Project partners include NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, and multiple academic organizations and industries to provide STEM workshops for the students. FSU was awarded $423,487 for its proposal.

Lincoln University, Jefferson City, Missouri

Digital Agriculture, Data Science, and Robotics: Applied Research and Training for Enhancing Motivation in Science (DDR-ARTEMIS)

In collaboration with the University of Missouri, Lincoln University proposed two identical and intensive nine-day residential summer camps designed to offer keys for success for the participating students to advance their careers in STEM fields as undergraduate students and beyond. Each summer camp will accommodate 12 students for a total of 24 students each year. The educational program will provide hands-on experience for underrepresented minority students in digital agriculture, data science, and robotics to develop a broad understanding of STEM careers along with professional development activities and interaction with STEM professionals and entrepreneurs. Lincoln University was awarded $424,403 for its proposal.

MUREP PSI students completing a robotics engineering design activity during Meharry Medical College’s 2022 summer residential experience.
Credits: NASA

Meharry Medical College, Nashville, Tennessee

Collaborative Interactive Data Science Academy

With the goal to stimulate curiosity in the cross-cutting field of data science and emerging technologies, Meharry Medical College proposed a discovery-based summer experience that implements virtual reality, augmented reality, and mixed reality control of robotic systems using NASA geospatial and extra-terrestrial big data. This summer program will expose high school students to NASA research and data science tools; build statistical and critical thinking skills; and inspire the next generation of explorers, researchers, and data scientists. Meharry Medical College was awarded $418,448 for its proposal.


Tuskegee University, Alabama

Tuskegee’s Summer Institute for Increasing Diversity Among Incoming STEM Undergraduates

The focus of Tuskegee’s Summer Institute is to prepare students for college and retain students in biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics. The project will equip prospective college students with basic skills necessary for success in college and close the STEM education gap for students from underserved communities. Tuskegee was awarded $424,939 for its proposal.

University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Princess Anne

HAWKS MUREP Precollege Summer Institute (PSI)

The University of Maryland, Eastern Shore (UMES) proposes to establish a two-week residential program designed to increase the participation and retention of historically underserved and underrepresented high school students in STEM. Learning activities are aligned to NASA’s themes of space exploration, aeronautics, and Earth science. Students will have the opportunity to visit NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. UMES partnered with NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility for mentoring, job shadowing, and involvement in real-life STEM projects, research, and activities. UMES was awarded $425,000 for its proposal.


University of The Virgin Islands, Charlotte Amalie

The NASA-UVI Pre-College Engineering Summer Institute

The focus of this proposal is to enroll a minimum of 20 students from the public high schools on St. Thomas and St. Croix in a one-week summer residential experience on-campus at the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI). Students will be exposed to the fundamentals of scientific and engineering methods, engage in discussions about career paths, develop relationships with STEM professionals in the U.S. Virgin Islands and NASA, and engage in professional development activities designed to help them prepare for a successful transition to college. UVI was awarded $424,998 for its proposal.

Administered by NASA’s Office of STEM Engagement, MUREP supports and invests in the research, academic, and technology capabilities of minority-serving institutions. Learn more:

Source: NASA


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