“It’s really hard for a robotic system to collect garbage. It needs a human’s natural intelligence to do specific tasks—it’s not an assembly line.”
“It’s like the dam is not even there.”
William P. Ball, professor of environmental health and engineering, on sediment buildup at the Conowingo Dam, which had been intended to block runoff from the Susquehanna River into the Chesapeake Bay. Scientists say the reservoir behind the hydroelectric dam is already 95 percent full, threatening health restoration efforts for the Bay.
“Nobody has ever found this vulnerability. It’s pretty serious.”
Matthew Green, MS ’07, PhD ’09, assistant professor of computer science and member of the Johns Hopkins University Information Security Institute, on key installation attacks (called “Krack”) – a technique used to intercept information sent over Wi-Fi networks that users thought were encrypted.
“For seven or eight years now, we’ve had the digitized medical record data, but not much has happened to really exploit it. I want to change that.”