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John Ward

By John Ward

It’s Big Data Versus Mother Nature in Texas Showdown

On May 25, 2015 Houston experienced a rain storm of historic proportions. More than 11 inches of rain pounded the region in one night. By morning the highways were flooded,... Read more »

Making Sailing Simpler at the 2016 Olympics

Some Olympic events are simple to understand. Some are not. Olympic sailing, for example, is a very complex sport. The athletes not only match wits against their human... Read more »

Who is Feeding China’s Half a Billion Pigs?

There was a time when China’s population obtained most of its calories from carbohydrates like rice, wheat, and beans. But the country’s appetites are changing. With... Read more »

Digital Technology is a Game Changer for Education Worldwide

When you listen to experts in the field, it is easy to conclude that digital technology is transforming education as much as Johannes Gutenberg’s printing press did nearly... Read more »

Five Good Reasons to Celebrate Chocolate

Do you love chocolate? Probably. But how much do you really know about this delicious food? Did you know that chocolate has its own holiday or that the world’s bestselling... Read more »

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