Sunday, April 23, 2017

WOMEN IN TECH

WOMEN IN TECH

New position created to implement ideas from campus community in concert with Academic Council. Judy “JJ” Jackson has been named as MIT’s diversity and inclusion officer, as part of the Institute’s ongoing effort to address...
Gaming

Although women now make up almost half of all video game players, the gaming community remains, in some ways, hostile toward women. For example, the GamerGate controversy, which began in 2014 and involved a harassment...

Maria Masucci, professor of virology at Karolinska Institutet’s Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, has been appointed Deputy Vice-Chancellor for International Affairs. The position includes overall responsibility for KI's international issues, specifically the university’s long-term...
cybersecurity

Each morning seems to bring new reports of hacks, privacy breaches, threats to national defense or our critical infrastructure and even shutdowns of hospitals. As the attacks become more sophisticated and more frequently perpetrated...

courtesy NewsMax - The percentage of Americans with high-speed Internet connections at home has  reached 70 percent, while just three percent still use dial-up to go online, a  study showed Monday. The Pew Research Center's Internet...

TORC Robotics: From left, Philipp Schillinger, a student at Technical University of Darmstadt; Spyros Maniatopoulos, Cornell graduate student; and David Conner, senior research scientist at TORC Robotics, with their DARPRA Robotics Challenge robot, Florian. Cornell engineers...

Research at the 169th ASA meeting in Pittsburgh suggests that by tending to avoid baby talk, men may provide a bridge for language acquisition for their children WASHINGTON, D.C., May 19, 2015 -- Even to...

WASHINGTON, by Edward Wyatt, courtesy NYTimes — The Federal Communications Commission voted on Friday to overhaul and possibly expand its E-Rate program, a $2.3 billion effort to provide schools and libraries with up-to-date telecommunications service and equipment,...

It’s not exactly beating something into someone’s head. More like tapping it into the side. Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a system that teaches people Morse code within four hours using...

by Hank Willis Thomas, courtesy Question Bridge Kickstarter  A responsive design platform that reveals the true complexity, diversity, and humanity within an identity group. What is Question Bridge Interactive?                                                 Meet the new questionbridge.com - a responsive design...

Yahoo CEO and first time mom Marissa Mayer hit pay dirt in her first year as head honcho tapping out at $36.6 million, with $35 million coming from stock awards--how else would you distribute...

courtesy GulfToday.ae, ABU DHABI: Global poverty would fall by 12% if all children in poor countries could read, and one extra year of schooling could increase an individual’s earnings by up to 10%, according toTariq...