About ULTRA TechLife

We are a new media venue featuring unique science and tech stuff, including news, analysis, product reviews, and more from expert perspectives. Our goal is to educate, inform, promote science, and to encourage bright minds to explore. We've been operating since 2003 and hope that you will help us continue by supporting our advertisers and telling your friends about us.


Site History

The ULTRA TechLife (UTL) site started as a code project of Ben Alonzo's for science projects in 2003. It quickly gained interest and reached international audiences. After years of improvements, we migrated to a new server and domain name. During our migration we upgraded our entire site. The migration also introduced several new content sections to our site, including our interactive blog, science articles, and consumer electronics product reviews. We've also completed a major overhaul that enabled our website to be translated into nearly any language. We also continue to maintain the seal of approval as a fully interoperable World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) complaint website, since 2009. In 2015, we introduced a new responsive design that ensures our website is compatible will all modern display devices, from smartphones and tablets to desktop systems.

Founder's Biography

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The ULTRATechLife.com site was founded by professor Ben Alonzo, a unique science and tech expert. He holds a M.S. in geoscience and M.S. in health science from Mississippi State University. Alonzo's undergraduate studies were also in geoscience (BS in geoscience, major in meteorology). He's a highly-rated professor at multiple colleges, including Florida State College, Seminole State College, and Valencia College. Some of the courses he teaches include: earth science, oceanography, environmental science, computer science, geology, space science, meteorology, and public health. His favorite areas of research are: mesoscale meteorology, environmental sustainability, climate, public health, and commercial communications. He's currently in information technology graduate studies at Arizona State University's Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. He's also CEO of the digital media and tech consulting firm Emera Media. Ben is the current Director of ULTRATechLife.com. He's been writing about science and technology for nearly ten years.

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Alonzo holds numerous professional credentials, licenses, and certifications, including Emergency Medical Technician, A+ Information Technology Professional, American Heart Association Healthcare Provider, Federal Emergency Management, Federal Communications Commission, National Cable Telecommunications Association, IBM Support Specialist, and Professional Association of Diving Instructors (scuba diver). Alonzo is also a member of the American Meteorological Society and National Environmental Health Association.

His diverse background includes computer and network engineering, healthcare, emergency medical, commercial telecommunications, weather forecasting, consumer electronics, digital media, and web development. He's worked with some of the biggest names in technology, such as IBM, Intuit, NCR, Motorola, and CBS.

Ben's background also includes testing VHF/UHF radio firmware, emergency communications, writing technical documents for commercial wireless companies, Skywarn net control operator, and writing radio communications articles for large online news outlets. He was also one of the youngest people to receive a ham radio license (now Advanced Class, FCC) in the 1990's.

During his free time, Alonzo's spent nearly fourteen years volunteering with multiple organizations to serve the community. He enjoys exploring the world, discovering new things, observing nature, educating, and meeting new people.

Please see our contact page or his college profile pages for public speaking requests.

Our Content Disclaimer

Unless otherwise stated, the views and opinions expressed on our site articles reflect those of the author only and may not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of his/her university, organization, staff, associates, or employer. Our site also contains guest articles authored by guest contributors. Our authors exercise freedom of thought, which may include words! If you're afraid of freethought, strong language, bright minds communicating, and true freedom, then this site may not be for you. We encourage free speech, freedom of information, freethought, freedom from religion, and the exploration of science. Science and technology plays a vital role in modern life. Without freethinkers and exploration, we would have none of the advanced science and technology we enjoy today. We hope that you find our content educational, informative, and entertaining.

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