Friday, October 21, 2016

MIT to neutralize 17 percent of carbon emissions through purchase of solar energy

Partnership of three local organizations could set a sustainability example for others to follow.

How healthy is the U.S. voting system

"I don't think you can hack the election," says MIT political scientist Charles Stewart III. The distributed nature of America's voting system is a key reason why rigging the election is not really possible. But also, observers are stationed in every polling place; ballots are counted in public, post-election audits spot-check results; and machines that record and count ballots are all offline. As a result, Stewart says, Americans can be confident their votes will be counted this November.

3 Questions: Maria Zuber on stepping up MIT’s response to climate change

MIT's vice president for research discusses the challenges ahead for MIT and the world.

Automating big-data analysis

With new algorithms, data scientists could accomplish in days what has traditionally taken months.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Oxford cybersecurity capacity experts begin work with new Oceania Cyber Security Centre

The collaboration between Oxford's Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre (GCSCC), based at the Oxford Martin School, and the Government of Victoria, Australia, is now officially underway, following the launch of the new Oceania Cyber Security Centre (OCSC) in Melbourne.

The Tennyson of our time? Academics react to Bob Dylan's Nobel Prize

Bob Dylan was announced as the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Stanford researchers release virtual reality simulation that transports users to ocean of the future

Free science education software, available to anyone with virtual reality gear, holds promise for spreading awareness and inspiring action on the pressing issue of ocean acidification.