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Monthly Archives: April 2016

Zika

In just a few short weeks, Zika has shot from being an obscure infection to a headline-hitting public health disaster. The virus is spreading rapidly across the Americas (and potentially beyond), is suspected of...
cybersecurity

What if, in 2020, wearable devices did not care about how many steps you took, and instead were concerned with your real-time emotional state? With networked devices tracking hormone levels, heart rates, facial expressions,...

University of California, Irvine researchers have invented nanowire-based battery material that can be recharged hundreds of thousands of times, moving us closer to a battery that would never require replacement. The breakthrough work could...

Trying to stay informed about the flurry of changes and shifts within the news media business is no easy task. From the decline in advertising and shifts in ad tech to new digital-ethical puzzles and...

In urban Tanzania, sick people wait on average for 76 minutes at a health facility before seeing a qualified medical professional. In September 2014, 82 percent of households in Lome (Togo) felt that the frequency...

Project to provide children with tablets loaded with literacy apps reports encouraging results in Africa, U.S. For the past four years, researchers at MIT, Tufts University, and Georgia State University have been conducting a study...
GP 2016

Donald Trump is the Republican establishment’s worst nightmare, but the GOP leadership can’t find a way to stop him. Tuesday night provided the latest example. The New York billionaire swept all five of the GOP...

When Thomas Edison wanted a filament for his light bulb, he scoured the globe collecting thousands of candidates before settling on bamboo. (It was years before people were able to make tungsten work properly.)...
College Education

A recent report by The Education Trust, a nonprofit working on educational justice, reveals that while there has been an improvement in graduation rates at four-year public institutions for all students, the improvement is...

We now have dozens of smart devices in our houses and even on our bodies. They improve our lives in so many ways – from lowering energy consumption in our homes to egging us...
Uber's Lawsuit

Uber, the popular ride-hailing app, just announced it has settled two class action lawsuits in California and Massachusetts in which drivers sought classification as employees and entitlement to overtime pay and more transparent handling...

Drone Racing! E-sports have taken the world by surprise in the last decade by increasing the number of people attaining to events where people play video-games by the thousands. Now, a new future sport is...