Monthly Archives: March 2011
The big data revolution arguably hit science before it hit other institutions. Powerful scientific instruments and pervasive computing have driven quantum leaps in the amount of data available to scientists, raising new challenges for researchers who have had to develop new methods, tools and institutions for managing and exploring massive datasets. Read more
The 21st century will be dominated by the city. More than half the world’s population lives in cities, and the percentage is growing rapidly. According to the consulting firm McKinsey, in China alone, 350m people – more than the current population of the United States – will move to cities by 2030. To accommodate the millions migrating to cities in search of the coveted middle-class urban life, Brazil, China, and India are raising new cities from dust. Read more
In 1908, 15,000 women marched in New York City to demand better pay, better working hours, and the right to vote.
In 1909, the United States celebrated the first Women’s Day.
And today, in 2011, on International Women’s Day, the United Nations advocates to bring the security and liberty that equal access to education, training, science and technology offer to women across the world. Read more
Author Don Tapscott speaks with CBC’s Peter Mansbridge about the “wiki-revolutions” happening in the Middle East, and how mass collaboration is creating a new kid … Read more
We believe we need to architect a new future by creating more sustainable business models, transforming our products to become closed loop and our supply chain to be lean, green and equitable, to enable us to thrive and win in a future sustainable economy. Read more
On January 14, 2011 at 6 PM, the Tunisian national television network announced the abrupt departure of President Ben Ali. Thousands of young men and women took to the streets of Tunis. Defying the police, defying the deposed dictator, they declared the end of a regime. Read more