We should want more college graduates. But we should also want fewer students at colleges with high drop-out rates. During the Great Recession college enrollments went up. Since 2012, college enrollment has gone down. According to the National Student Clearinghouse, Spring 2013 enrollments fell 2.3 percent from last year. The drop-off has sped up since the [...]
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The Internet of Things is nothing simpler than objects being connected to the internet. Six billion objects in the world will be connected to the internet by 2015. The internet of things is nothing simpler, and more stunning, than objects being connected to the internet. At its most mind-blowing, these objects are learning and adapting to the [...]
Mobile-social Last week was a momentous week for watching the rapid transition that is taking place from desktop computing to mobile because of Google I/O, particularly for those focused on mobile-social.
Only 21 percent of affected children actually get treatment. About 7 million to 12 million children in the U.S., up to 1 in 5, experience a mental-health disorder each year, according to a new report billed as the first comprehensive look at the mental-health status of American children.
Futurist Thomas Frey: The first time I rode on a Segway, I was confused. Even though I loved the experience, I couldn’t quite figure out how it would fit into my life. It wasn’t going to replace my car and it certainly wasn’t a substitute for my bicycle, so what exactly was it?
A variable rate irrigation system installed to water crops saves hundreds of thousands of gallons of water. The U.S. has seen record-setting drought in recent years. The drought has pushed everyone to look for new ways to save water. So, the The Nature Conservancy (TNC) has joined forces with America’s beer brewers to change how [...]
At $1.1 trillion, student debt eclipses all other forms of household debt, except for home mortgages. The U.S. government is forecast to turn a record $51 billion profit this year from student loan borrowers, a sum greater than the earnings of the nation’s most profitable companies and roughly equal to the combined net income of [...]
YouTube’s share of residential downstream traffic has been growing, and is up from 13.8 percent a year ago. According to Sandvine’s latest global internet phenomena report, YouTube is now responsible for 17.1 percent of all residential fixed-line downstream traffic in North America.
Texting behind the wheel is much more dangerous than driving drunk because of the frequency in which teenagers send texts verses how often they drink. A new study has found that texting while driving has now replaced drunk driving as the number one cause of teenage deaths on the road in the U.S.
The new attacks seek to destroy data or to manipulate industrial machinery and take over or shut down the networks that deliver energy or run industrial processes. Warnings from federal officials, including a vague one issued last week by the Department of Homeland Security, are being prompted by a new wave of cyberattacks that are striking [...]