CAMBRIDGE, Mass. and MILL VALLEY, Calif., Oct. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Today, MIT Sloan Management Review announced the 2020 Culture Champions, as determined by the Culture 500, a groundbreaking study that scientifically compares the corporate cultures of more than 500 of the largest companies driving the U.S. economy.
The Culture Champions list comes out of the Culture 500, a large-scale, interactive research study conducted by researchers at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Studying over 1.4 million Glassdoor reviews from more than 500 of the largest employers in the United States, the Culture 500 is notable for its large scale — it is one of the largest studies of corporate culture ever conducted — and use of groundbreaking AI technology developed at MIT to make sense of over a million employee reviews.
The standout organizations in the study, the 21 Culture Champions were recognized because their employees
Aroostook County, Maine, is home to the largest 3D model of the solar system in the Western Hemisphere
US News and World Report recently named Aroostook’s Maine School of Science and Mathematics one of the best high schools in the country and if this has your inner science nerd excited, watch a local scientist lead us on a tour of the solar system.
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MATHEMATICS HELPS IT SHINE. >> MORE FROM THE JUST HOW FAR IS IT FILE. FOLKS LIVING IN PRESQUE ISLE, AROOSTOOK’S BIGGEST TOWN, ARE FARTHER NORTH THAN HALF OF ALL CANADIANS, THE MAJORITY OF WHOM LIVE ALONG CANADA’S SOUTHERN BORDER. A PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL WOULD SEEM AN UNLIKELY CANDIDATE FOR NATIONAL ACCLAIM. MAIN SCHOOL OF SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS. RANKED THE SECOND BEST PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL IN THE COUNTRY BY U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT. >> YOU’VE GOT
Missouri University of Science and Technology(Missouri S and T) announced today that it had received a $300 million donation, the largest single gift in the history of Missouri higher education. St. Louis businessman and Missouri S and T alum Fred Kummer and his wife June are giving the money to a foundation they created that will support several initiatives at the university.
The Kummers’ gift will be administered by The Kummer Institute Foundation. Funds from the foundation will support several new initiatives at Missouri S&T, including:
A new research and development entity modeled after other university-affiliated centers like the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, California and the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland. The new organization will be the home to four new research
The organizers of Web Summit said in a statement on Thursday that the decision followed discussions with the Portuguese government and city of Lisbon.
“Lisbon is still Web Summit’s home but with growing Covid-19 outbreaks across Europe, we have to think of what’s best for the people of Portugal and our attendees,” said the conference’s founder Paddy Cosgrave. “The safest and most reasonable answer is to host Web Summit fully online in 2020. We look forward to welcoming attendees back to Lisbon in 2021,” he added.
The effort is part of what Gen. Paul Nakasone, the head of Cyber Command, calls “persistent engagement,” or the imposition of cumulative costs on an adversary by keeping them constantly engaged. And that is a key feature of CyberCom’s activities to help protect the election against foreign threats, officials said.
“Right now, my top priority is for a safe, secure, and legitimate 2020 election,” Nakasone said in August in a set of written responses to Washington Post questions. “The Department of Defense, and Cyber Command specifically, are supporting a broader ‘whole-of-government’ approach to secure our elections.”
Trickbot is malware that can steal financial data and drop other malicious software onto infected systems. Cyber criminals have used it to install ransomware, a particularly nasty form of malware that encrypts users’ data and for which the criminals then demand payment — usually in cryptocurrency — to unlock.
Twenty shacks destroyed in five minutes. That’s how quickly fires can spread in informal settlements.
This is one of the major results of the world’s largest informal settlement fire experiment consisting of twenty homes.
The experiment was conducted by the Fire Engineering Research Unit at Stellenbosch University (FireSUN) in collaboration with the Western Cape Disaster Management, Fire & Rescue Services and the Breede Valley Municipality (BVM) Fire Department who hosted the experiment and provided significant assistance to the overall research efforts. The work forms part of a collaborative project with the University of Edinburgh looking at how to reduce the impact of such fires, which has been funded by the UK-based Global Challenges Research Fund.
The results of the experiment have been published recently in Fire Technology, one of the leading academic journals in fire safety.
[A video of the experiment can be watched at https://youtu.be/kkXr6ueakAU with the technical details
In the spring of 1905, eight researchers from the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco set sail on a mission to complete a major comprehensive survey of the Galapagos Islands, something that no other institution had yet to accomplish. For 17 months, well-trained specialists in the fields of botany, geology, paleontology, entomology, malacology (the study of mollusks), ornithology and herpetology went on a collecting spree. They gathered multiple specimens of plants, birds, mammals, insects and reptiles. While they suspected that the collected specimens would help solidify Darwin’s theory of evolution and inform the world about Galapagos wildlife, they couldn’t have imagined that when they returned home, their city would be recovering from a catastrophic earthquake and conflagration that nearly destroyed their own institution.
“The Galapagos expedition was kind of a way to prove themselves. In the vein of, ‘We’re this scrappy little West Coast institution and we want to
FILE PHOTO: Web Summit’s co-founder Paddy Cosgrave speaks during the inauguration of Web Summit, Europe’s biggest tech conference, in Lisbon
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LISBON (Reuters) – Web Summit, Europe’s biggest technology conference, will be held entirely online in December due to the coronavirus outbreak, which has forced the cancellation or postponement of many major events this year, its organiser said on Thursday.
“Lisbon is still Web Summit’s home but with growing COVID-19 outbreaks across Europe, we have to think of what’s best for the people of Portugal and our attendees,” the conference’s founder Paddy Cosgrave said in a statement.
The decision, which came after the organiser said in June the event would take place in Lisbon as planned, followed talks with the Portuguese government and Lisbon’s mayor.
Just one year after we saw the smallest ozone hole since its discovery, 2020’s Antarctic ozone hole has grown into one of the largest in recent years.
According to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the 2020 Antarctic ozone hole has peaked in size and depth. NASA’s satellite measurements show that stratospheric ozone over Antarctica reached a minimum value of 95 Dobson Units as of October 1. With values on the rise again, this signals that the ozone hole as reached its maximum depth for 2020.
As of September 20, 2020, NASA recorded the ozone hole’s extent at an area of 25 million square kilometres. That’s the largest one-day extent measured since 2015.
“There is much variability in how far ozone hole events develop each year. The 2020 ozone hole resembles the one from 2018, which also was a