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Boston University study finds benefits for all ratepayers and greater reduction in greenhouse gases.
Alzheimer’s disease is an epidemic. It attacks the brain’s nerve cells, causing memory loss, behavioral changes, confusion, and deterioration of language skills.
The voice is mechanical and flat, and anyone offering such banal commentary and sounding so bored would surely bomb in a job interview. But in this case, the observations are impressive. They’re made by what looks like a two-foot-tall stack of hors d’oeuvre trays on wheels, careening around the floor and proclaiming its discoveries as its “eye,” an attached camera, falls on them.
The internet has become so critical to our society that addressing its weaknesses is like “operating on a live patient,” says Mark Crovella, a Boston University College of Arts & Sciences (CAS) computer science professor and department chair. CAS computer scientists are taking on the challenge of securing a platform designed for open access while protecting our liberties.
Researchers study the ingredients in Boston's groundwater to find out its affect on ocean ecology.
Such bolts from the blue (or black) of space rarely wreak such havoc. But less severe irritants—interrupted radio transmissions, disrupted GPS devices, even rusting of pipelines—can result when electric currents course through the magnetic field, says Joshua Semeter, who’d like to know more about this phenomenon (largely because the magnetic field may be an essential ingredient for life on Earth).
Just outside Washington, DC, a heavily armored truck, protected by armed guards, rumbles toward the Pentagon. Its cargo is critical to keeping the most sensitive government communications secret. But it’s not what you might expect. That precious cargo is nothing but numbers.
A Boston University undergraduate aims to break the hold of super-addictive nicotine, and help smokers quit for good.
Neurologist Ann McKee talks about battered brains, tangled tau, and the future of sports
The security of the system as a whole will be derived from the security of its components, rather than from a single firewall, as is currently the case with most cloud systems.