Ask a Billionaire: Eric Schmidt’s 2014 Predictions

Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman of Google, Summary: Everyone is going to have a smart phone. Everyone is going to be connected to a super computer. Mobile has now won. Big data and machine intelligence is everywhere. The ability to find people, to talk to them, to judge them, to rank what they are doing, to…

2013 LSU Enrollment at 29,865

BATON ROUGE – Once again, LSU has brought in one of the largest freshman classes in the university’s history. LSU’s fall 2013 freshman class is composed of 5,501 students, making it the third largest since the university implemented admission standards in 1988. “We are pleased to welcome 5,501 new freshmen to campus this fall,” said…

Top Ten Deadliest Oklahoma Tornadoes (1882-Present)

  Rank City/Town Date F-Scale Fatalities Injuries 1 Woodward 04/09/1947 F5 116  782 The most deadly tornado to ever strike within the borders of the state of Oklahoma occurred on Wednesday, April 9, 1947 in the city of Woodward. The Woodward tornadic supercell thunderstorm began in the Texas Panhandle during the afternoon of April 9, 1947, and…

Roughly 1,200 oak trees on LSU’s campus

The roughly 1,200 oak trees on LSU’s campus are as much a part of the university as are its students, faculty, staff and historic buildings. Steele Burden, LSU’s landscaper from 1932 through 1970, planted many of LSU’s live oak trees, which have been valued at $50 million. Burden’s careful planting was done with the future…

Sinkholes, Sinkholes, Everywhere Sinkholes!

Sinkholes Sinkholes are common where the rock below the land surface is limestone, carbonate rock, salt beds, or rocks that can naturally be dissolved by groundwater circulating through them. As the rock dissolves, spaces and caverns develop underground. Sinkholes are dramatic because the land usually stays intact for a while until the underground spaces just…

Workers in the mining industry face a higher risk of fatal injury

Injuries, illnesses, and fatal injuries in mining in 2010 By Sean Smith, Office of Compensation and Working Conditions Download PDF Version  RELATED ARTICLES “Coal Mining Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities in 2006,” Compensation and Working Conditions. “Facts of the catch: occupational injuries, illnesses, and fatalities to fishing workers, 2003–2009,” Beyond the Numbers. Fatal injuries in the mining industry…