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Opening of Malone Hall Ushers in a New Era

September 2, 2014

The scientific activity inside Malone Hall, the latest physical addition to the Homewood campus, promises to be staggering in both scale and scope. Within the building’s gleaming walls, Johns Hopkins faculty and students will endeavor to: enhance understanding of how human genes cause disease, protect the Earth from an asteroid collision, safeguard and systematize sensitive […]

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Researchers Find Security Vulnerabilities in X-ray Scanners Used in U.S. airports

August 20, 2014

A team of computer scientists, including one from the Whiting School of Engineering, has discovered several security vulnerabilities in the full-body X-ray scanners used at U.S. airports between 2009 and 2013. The team members conducted the first independent security evaluation of the Rapiscan Secure 1000 full-body scanner, which was widely deployed at U.S. airport security […]

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Hack-Proof: Hopkins at the Forefront of Push to Make Computers Secure

August 11, 2014

Johns Hopkins and four other schools have won a $5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to establish the Center for Encrypted Functionalities, through which researchers will devise encryption methods to mask from outside observers the inner workings of computer programs. The technique is called obfuscation. The five-year project that starts immediately is a […]

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Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects and JHU Team Up For Tech Development

August 11, 2014

The Johns Hopkins University has entered into a partnership agreement with Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) group, aimed at speeding up the development of new technology and moving the resulting products toward the marketplace more quickly. The agreement, approved recently by both parties, will enable ATAP to draw on the expertise of Johns Hopkins […]

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Summer Course Fun

August 5, 2014

Total enrollment in our summer courses topped 100 this year, as a wide range of students explored new subjects, or worked to get ahead in their programs.  This “selfie” was taken by a subset of students just after their final exam.  

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