Whether or not you filled out your NCAA tournament brackets, you have a chance to fill out an even more important one for another competition of talented college students. This one features 16 student Commitments to Action that will be presented at the Clinton Global Initiative University later this month.
Bids are due Friday for a proposed, new applied science university campus in NYC. Mayor Bloomberg says City Hall will donate land and more than $100 million in infrastructure for the project... but will it change New York's tech sector?
Columbia University broke ground on a bold new sports complex in northern Manhattan recently. The design, by New York starchitect Steven Holl, riffs off of football and basketball diagrams, turning the cryptic stuff of a coach’s playbook into boxy volumes, terraces, and zig-zagging stairwells.
Per the press release:
Quote:The design concept ‘points on the ground, lines in space’... develops from point foundations on the sloping site. Just as points and lines in diagrams yield the physical push and pull on the field, the building’s elevations push and pull in space.
In Africa, waiting for blood work can take weeks, and many people don't bother getting their results. A new device could make testing in remote villages a possibility, and that could lead to drastically improved treatment.
Computer scientists and an English literature professor teamed up to map social networks in 19th-century British novels. In the process, they upended a tenet in literary theory. Welcome to Jane Austen's Facebook.