Trending: Winter 2022

Winter 2022

“You click on the link that says ‘cute cats,’ and that opens the doorway for someone to take over your computer.”

6/7/21 – CBS Baltimore

Anton Dahbura, PhD ’84, Institute for Assured Autonomy, on CBS Baltimore, on the spate of ransomware attacks, including on Baltimore County Public Schools, that occurred in spring 2021.

“You’re not only now burning wood. You’re burning heavy metals, and you’re burning plastics and other things that wouldn’t burn just in a forest fire.”

7/22/21 – Los Angeles Times

Peter DeCarlo, Department of Environmental Health and Engineering, in Los Angeles Times, on the health risks posed by smoke from wildfires ravaging the west coast of the U.S. and parts of Canada.

“We have bigger hurricanes. We have longer heat waves. It’s a challenge for us, as structural engineers, to keep up with those changing demands.”

7/9/21 – CNBC

Ben Schafer, Willard and Lillian Hackerman Professor of Civil and Systems Engineering and director of the Ralph S. O’Connor Sustainable Energy Institute, commenting on the physical demands on structures caused by climate change.

“There’s basically an entire human chromosome that had gone missing.”

7/23/21 – The New York Times

Michael Schatz, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Computer Science and Biology, in The New York Times, reflecting on the 8% of the human genome that was still missing back in 2013, now that scientists say they have completed the project.

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