Current Issue: June 2016
- Gravitational Waves Detected
- 23 May 2016 — Rumors of the detection of gravitational waves had been circulating for months. Major news outlets were reporting that this significant news was in the making, and speculation among reputable scientists was making its rounds on Twitter and other social media outlets. Even Nature, one of the most highly respected scientific journals in the world, had published two articles in September 2015 and January 2016 that reported on the rumored gravitational waves. Excitement about this potential discovery was mounting, but the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) was remaining mum.
- Data Deluge
- 23 May 2016 — Big Data is a ubiquitous term in today’s society. With modern technology seamlessly incorporated into so many aspects of human life, the possibilities for extracting information about our habits, our health, and the many other events of our daily life is huge. But how can academia, research, and industry learn how to harness the power of the large sets of data we’re now able to collect?
- Partnerships in Innovation
- 23 May 2016 — Across the University, researchers are continually making discoveries and creating inventions that can have real-world impact and societal benefits. Although this intellectual property (IP) and innovation often can result in improving health, developing new materials, and addressing environmental issues, among other important matters, researchers are often unsure of how to actually transfer their technology from the lab bench to industry development and application.