The 12-foot-long vehicle, which looks like a cross between a NASCAR racer and a walking pill bug, will be strapped onto an accelerator and thrown down a mile-long vacuum tube at speeds that will top out over 200 mph, the Wisconsin State Journal reported. A complex propulsion system that was built on campus will use an array of magnets to levitate the vehicle and keep it from losing speed. And at the end of the run, its brakes and a set of Goodyear tires will bring it to a stop, one mile and about 30 seconds after the trip began.
Some might think that hackers only target high-profile groups such as politicians and banks – but that’s a mistake. Schools, both K-12 and higher education, have been victims, too. More than 780 breaches in schools, resulting in the disclosure of more than 14,790,000 records, have been reported since 2005, according to the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, a California-based nonprofit consumer advocate.
Rhee was hired to lead D.C. schools under Democratic Mayor Adrian Fenty, who gave her essentially unprecedented autonomy to change the costly and under-performing city’s school system. Known as a visionary education reformer, Rhee shot to national prominence after her picture appeared on the Dec. 2008 cover of Time magazine next to the headline “How to Fix America’s Schools.”
U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in education rankings for more than 30 years, today released the 2017 Best Global Universities rankings. The overall rankings are the largest and most comprehensive assessment of research universities worldwide, evaluating 1,000 universities - up from 750 last year - across 65 countries.
Technological skills are always in demand in the various industries around the globe. However, the industries have a fancy trend of hiring the young, white males from big schools. Hence, Northeastern University's Seattle campus Dean and CEO Scott McKinley wants industry and education to collaborate to solve tech talent gap, ageism and sexism.
In today's tech world, Boston is a leading entrepreneurial town. According to a May 2016 report from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and the Washington D.C.-based startup incubator 1776, Beantown is the top place to start a company - edging out the hot startup hub of Silicon Valley.
In the fast-changing world of science and technology, if you’re not innovating, you’re falling behind. That’s one of the key findings of The Reuters 100: The World’s Most Innovative Universities. Now in its second year, the list ranks the educational institutions doing the most to advance science, invent new technologies and help drive the global economy.
Tuition and fee increases over the past five years at Oklahoma's public higher education system are among the country's highest, according to The College Board. The State Regents for Higher Education blame “underfunding,” but that excuse doesn't hold water. From 2008-09 through 2015-16, state funding dropped 17 percent, but tuition and fees jumped 38 percent, according to the regents' own data. Oklahoma isn't an isolated example.
Like a lot of parents, Bannister didn’t understand the new methods taught under Common Core, adopted by Pennsylvania in 2013. He began researching and became a regional coordinator and legislative liaison for Pennsylvanians Against Common Core, a Facebook group with more than 12,000 members. “It seemed like they were sacrificing simplification for complication, and it seemed like they were teaching, not necessarily the correct answer, but they were trying to teach my child how they should feel about the answer,” he said.
Big data is more important than ever in just about every scientific discipline -- and the data is bigger than ever, too. To help manage that data and get it into the hands of scientists and students, the National Science Foundation is putting $35 million towards a pair of software institutes that will build the tools necessary for 21st-century research.