Cloud computing is nothing new—it started at Dartmouth in 1940 when a math equation sent via phone lines to New York was solved by Professor George Stibitz’s Complex Number Calculator and returned in minutes, reports the website Motherboard.
Apple’s new iPhone 7 did little to change an industry that the company essentially invented in 2007, says Tuck professor Constance Helfat. Making another product that creates such a large new market, so fast, might be impossible, she says.
Russian President Vladimir Putin used a word for “brilliant” to describe Donald Trump—and Trump says Putin called him a “genius.” But the word Putin used refers more to color than intelligence, Russian professor Mikhail Gronas tells NBC News.
Computer science professor Hany Farid has developed an algorithm that can help social media sites identify and remove terrorist messages—raising free-speech concerns, reports The Verge. Farid created a similar tool to combat child pornography.
Geisel professor and former NASA astronaut Jay Buckey says conflict and depression management tools can help relationships in space, and on Earth. Buckey provided mental health training for the NASA crew of a mock Mars habitat based in Hawaii.
Talk of food and farming is absent from presidential politics, says Professor Anne Kapuscinski. She says the next president needs to end subsidies supporting junk food and work to support fruit and vegetable intake recommendations.
American shot putter Adam Nelson ’97, who missed a gold medal by a tiny margin in the 2004 Olympics, received it nearly a decade later (after the original winner’s doping was discovered)—without ceremony, in a parking lot—reports The Guardian
More women than men graduated from Dartmouth’s undergraduate engineering program this year—a first for national research universities, reports Diversity in Action. Out of 119 engineering majors, 64 were women, the magazine reports.
Professor Nathaniel Dominy is skeptical of a new theory that Lucy died in a fall from a tree nest. "For me, the much more likely scenario is that she was climbing for food,” he tells The Washington Post.
A team from the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, led by Associate Professor Jeremiah Brown, is working to develop a universal toolkit to predict hospital readmission risk, reports the website HealthITAnalytics.
“The extent to which the Federal Reserve is opaque ... fundamentally undermines the public confidence and over time hurts the Fed’s ability to be effective,” Professor Andrew Levin tells U.S. News & World Report.
Professor of Economics Andrew Levin, a former Fed staffer, joined activists in writing a plan laying out the “mechanics of a plan to overhaul the structure of the U.S. central bank,” reports The Wall Street Journal.
“Arriving at the twilight of summer, we’ve witnessed yet another season of broken hearts and windows and formations and bodies and boundaries,” writes Assistant Professor of Music William Cheng in a Huffington Post opinion piece.
Dartmouth is among top New England colleges that have joined a growing group of schools across the country that no longer require applicants to submit their scores from SAT subject tests, often called SAT II, reports The Boston Globe.
The tale of Abbey D’Agostino ’14 of the United States and Nikki Hamblin of New Zealand helping each other to the finish line after a nasty tumble has become “the sportsmanship moment of the Rio Olympics,” says The New York Times in an ed
“The Olympics are permission to keep believing in yourself because hundreds of other people believe in themselves, and they want something,” distance runner Alexi Pappas ’12 tells ESPN in a story about the athletes who won’t go home with a medal.