On March 25th, 2020, the most powerful computer on the planet exceeded a speed of 1.5 exaFLOPS, meaning a speed of 1,500,000,000,000,000,000 operations per second. This computer is not some massive supercomputer in a top secret lab, but a network of computers all over the world owned by ordinary people. The effort coordinated by the Folding@Home organization sent out simulations to be solved by anyone … Continue reading Crowdsourcing: Fluke or Future?
The Pandemic’s Effect on Education As schools scramble to work toward reopening in the fall, they are faced with many different concerns. Educators and health officials alike are wrestling with the prospects of remote learning or altered in person education as they attempt to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. The virus threatens to derail the structure of education as we know it and impact the … Continue reading Widening Gaps: A Result of COVID’s Discrimination
Although research suggests that men are more likely to experience the negative symptoms of the novel coronavirus, women disproportionately bear the emotional, social, and economic toll created by the global pandemic. Women make up the majority of front-line health care workers, hold jobs less immune to an economic downturn, are more responsible for caregiving duties, and face a high risk of domestic violence. Continue reading Gender Inequalities Magnified by the Pandemic