Bitcoin, the first cryptocurrency created, was at first developed to act as a payment tool solely for the online universe. It has evolved from a hobby among coders to a mainstream exchange on Wall Street. There are risks, however, with getting involved with cryptocurrency and financial systems that aren’t regulated by the government. Liran Ma, professor in the department of computer science at TCU, clears up some of the confusion surrounding cryptocurrency, including complications related to cybersecurity.
The dust has barely settled on COP26, the UN’s latest conference on climate change. Heads-of-state, negotiators, climate scientists, government representatives, businesses, and a host of other interested parties, gathered in Glasgow for 12 days to assess the state of the world’s climate and, more importantly, to lay out their commitments to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
Doug Ingram, senior instructor in TCU’s department of physics and astronomy, answers questions about the reinvigorated fascination with space travel and why he thinks the United States will ultimately win the race to the moon.
Many will debate whether or not other-worldly beings have ever visited Earth, but scientists will agree that rocks from other planets have been here for many years. Recently one such rock was donated to TCU’s Monnig Meteorite Gallery by Radiant Point, Ltd. president, Philip Mani. Believed to be from Mars, this contribution comes on the heels of another noteworthy meteorite donated by Mani earlier this year named Erg Chech 002.
Michael Slattery, director of TCU's Institute for Environmental Studies, appears in the latest episode of EarthXTV's "Kids in Conservation." Ten-year-old hostess, Brooke Carter, visits the Amakhala Game Reserve with Slattery and learns about rhino conservation, as well as TCU's part in saving the species.
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