Post Tagged with: "technology"

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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
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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
SUMMER READING: ‘The Circle’

SUMMER READING: ‘The Circle’

A dystopian novel about a future that seems frighteningly within reach, Dave Eggers’s “The Circle” focuses on the pervasiveness of modern technology and its potential to overtake the fundamental ways in which our society functions. Although the novel is at times too verbose, its core premise is fascinating; Eggers’s thought-provoking[Read More…]

by August 13, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
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Co-inventor of the internet, Vinton Cerf talked about the importance of always being curious and maintaining a motivation to constantly innovate as of the main driver’s behind his current life’s work.

Internet Co-Inventor Discusses Life and Career

The National Science and Technology Medals Foundation hosted co-inventor of the internet Vinton Cerf for a discussion on his career, inspirations and the creation of the internet in the Bioethics Research Library on March 27. Cerf, along with colleague Bob Kahn, invented the Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol that provided the[Read More…]

by April 6, 2017 0 comments Business, Business - Top

Georgetown Offers Cybersecurity Scholarship

Georgetown started a cybersecurity scholarship program March 15 in which both graduate and undergraduate students will be able to receive tuition and stipend benefits in exchange for working in the public sector after graduation. The department of computer science helped secure a $5 million National Science Foundation grant to fund the[Read More…]

by April 4, 2017 0 comments Business, Business - Top