Over the last five years, the amount of digital information worldwide has increased almost 2,000 percent, exceeding 2.8 trillion gigabytes—perhaps as many bits of information as there are stars in the universe.
David Sandalow (above left), an assistant secretary in the Department of Energy, will study a range of issues including U.S.-China energy relations, advanced vehicle technology policy, and clean energy finance.
As part of its commitment to pursuing research on the rapidly changing energy landscape and offering real-world solutions to our most pressing energy challenges, the new Center on Global Energy Policy (CGEP) at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) announ
In suburban Clifton, New Jersey, a massive basalt flow (black rock, left) from the time of the End Triassic Extinction lies exposed in a former rock quarry, now behind a retirement home. A thin layer of sedimentary rock mostly covered in debris, at far right, records the sudden disappearance of many creatures. CLICK TO SEE VIDEO OF DRILLING IN NEW JERSEY. (Paul Olsen/Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory)
Scientists examining evidence across the world from New Jersey to North Africa say they have linked the abrupt disappearance of half of earth’s species 200 million years ago to a precisely dated set of gigantic volcanic eruptions.
When an estimated 7,000-ton meteor exploded in Earth’s atmosphere on Feb. 15, showering Siberia with debris, it put a spotlight on the fact that Earth is constantly bombarded with the detritus of the solar system.
History Professor Carl Wennerlind’s most recent book focuses on a financial system come undone, a public looking to its government for answers, and a monetary system badly in need of trust and transparency.