Post Tagged with: "technology"

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Start-Up Nation Tech Fair Showcases Israeli Technology Industry

Israel’s technology industry struggles to cultivate diversity, said Ifat Baron, founder and executive of ItWorks, an Israeli non-profit that promotes diversity in the technology industry, at the Start-Up Nation Tech Fair on Oct. 16. The tech fair, which was hosted by the Georgetown Israel Alliance, brought to campus Israeli companies[Read More…]

by October 23, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Justin Poole, deputy director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, spoke at the Kalaris conference on national security on Sept. 27. He spoke with The Hoya about technology's role in national security.

Q&A: NGA Deputy Director on Technology and Intelligence

Justin Poole, deputy director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, the main source of geospatial intelligence for the Department of Defense and the U.S. Intelligence Community, spoke at the Kalaris Conference on Sept. 27 in Gaston Hall, an event that brought several national security leaders to Georgetown. Poole currently manages day-to-day[Read More…]

by October 12, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
GU Professor Recipient of $4.5 Million DOE Grant

GU Professor Recipient of $4.5 Million DOE Grant

The U.S. Department of Energy awarded a $4.5 million grant to Georgetown University physics professor James Freericks and a team of academics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University and the Los Alamos National Laboratory, to research how X-rays can be used in solids, according to a Sept. 13 news[Read More…]

by September 28, 2018 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
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Washington, D.C. airports will begin using new facial recognition technology instead of boarding passes to identify passengers of international flights beginning in November 2018.

DC Airports to Replace Boarding Passes With Facial Recognition

A new facial recognition system at Washington Dulles International Airport and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport will replace boarding passes for all international flights by the end of the year, U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority announced Sept. 6. The biometric screening system, known as[Read More…]

by September 14, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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Washington, D.C. authorities are exploring ways to control the city's growing rodent population, which has contributed to fires, chewed wires, contaminated food and destroyed packaging.

Undeterred by City Efforts, Rat Population Booms

Despite Washington, D.C.’s ongoing efforts to control its rat population, the number of resident complaints to the city are expected to continue to increase after reaching an all-time high in 2017. The D.C. rat population is rapidly growing because of a number of factors, including its increasing human population and[Read More…]

by August 31, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
MOINUDDIN: Simple Promises, Complex Realities

MOINUDDIN: Simple Promises, Complex Realities

Last week, Facebook CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg travelled to Capitol Hill to testify regarding the company’s knowledge about political consultancy firm Cambridge Analytica, which improperly accessed and obtained the information of more than 50 million Facebook users. He spent two days giving testimony to Congress, answering questions ranging from[Read More…]

by April 18, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
ALIA KAWAR FOR THE HOYA

Artechouse Unveils a ‘Cherry Blossom Dream’

As a young girl waved her arms in a slow, circular motion, her movements were mirrored onto an interactive wall: Waves of fluorescent colors appeared against the constantly turning cherry blossoms. This young girl, and others of all ages, were interacting with the art, coming up with movements of their[Read More…]

MOINUDDIN: The Looming Shadows of Tech Giants

MOINUDDIN: The Looming Shadows of Tech Giants

As Georgetown University students, our daily interactions with technology span a wide array of products and companies. We use Facebook to keep tabs on friends, Google’s search engine for daily questions and Microsoft’s software for productivity purposes.   Yet, even with this interaction, we need to pause and ask ourselves[Read More…]

by March 27, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
MOINUDDIN: Meltdown, Spectre and Broken Communication

MOINUDDIN: Meltdown, Spectre and Broken Communication

New products, from computers and phones to productivity-increasing software and trendy applications, are constantly released to consumers. The risks posed by these constant technological advancements, paired with the massive 2017 Equifax breach and other recent security breakdowns, should put cybersecurity on the mind of every individual. In 2018, researchers discovered[Read More…]

by February 7, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
O’BRIEN: Cultivating Your Best Self

O’BRIEN: Cultivating Your Best Self

The beginning of the school year is full of new experiences — a new place to live, new classes, new people and a new outlook. Moreover, it also presents you with a plethora of new opportunities for self-improvement. When these opportunities arise, try to seek out new endeavors to develop[Read More…]

by August 13, 2017 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top