Environment & Energy, Science & Technology

Advanced Small Modular Nuclear Reactors: A Decarbonization Tool to Combat Climate Change

by Calum Weeks As our world continues to face unprecedented natural disasters and global temperature rise, it’s apparent that all options must be considered in the endeavor to eliminate fossil fuels—and their damaging emission levels—in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2050. This target, recommended by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, […]

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Politics, Science & Technology

Stringent Cyber Policy Under a Trump Administration?

Over the final years of the Obama administration, cybersecurity had become a top priority of government agencies.  Massive compromises of citizen data have propelled the issue to the forefront of discussions to reshape government, most recently the Office of Personnel Management (OPM).  After campaigning on a robust response to cybersecurity, what will the Trump administration do to improve […]

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Economics, International, Politics, Science & Technology

G-7 Cybersecurity Accord Aims to Protect Financial Institutions

The Group of Seven (G-7) leaders recently agreed on a set of guidelines to better protect global financial institutions from cyberattacks.  This non-binding accord recognizes the recent pervasive cyberattacks that have hit accounts of major institutions, including the U.S. Federal Reserve.  While the accord signals attention to this international problem, does it really have the ability […]

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Politics, Science & Technology

Connectivity Error: The Access Gap in Broadband Internet

As part of her campaign infrastructure plan, Democratic presidential front runner Hillary Clinton called for connecting 100 percent of households by 2020 with affordable, high-speed internet access. Her proposal highlights a gap in broadband internet access within lower income and rural communities, and seeks to eradicate it through affordable solutions and investment in free Wi-Fi […]

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