“Knew! Knew! Of course we knew! How could you not be, my dratted sister being what she was? Oh, she got a letter just like that and disappeared off to that — that school — and came home every vacation with her pockets full of frog spawn, turning teacups into rats. I was the only [...]
While undeniable strides in medical research over the past few decades have proven invaluable in the search for a cancer cure, there is no shortage of obstacles that remain to be addressed. Perhaps the most evident are complications in the biology of the disease itself: among these, problems pertaining to cell identification and treatment specificity. [...]
As long as Moore’s Law holds true, every two years, computers will grow either twice as powerful or half the size. This trend, in which the number of transistors that can fit on an integrated circuit doubles every two years, has continued since the 1950′s and is forecast to continue for another decade. However, with [...]
What do the Amish have to teach us about the human-technology relationship? Have you ever felt the temptation to text message in class or wondered how much power you have over your technology – or vice versa? Join host Ellen DuPont for part one of a two part series with ASU professor Jameson Wetmore as they discuss Amish views of technology, the ways that technology and society interact, and what that means for policymakers, engineers, and the everyday technology user.
A novel way of enabling TB patients to fight against MDR-TB
An in-depth discussion of the way in which weapons technology influences the outcomes of international conflicts
Over the last ten years, leaps in technology have led to warfare being augmented by developments that would seem to be more suited to science fiction. However, the use of drone warfare, cyberwarfare, and data mining has caused a dramatic shift in the way a war is thought of and conducted, in addition to raising [...]
By Lauren Piccioli, George Washington University Today, the invention of new technology has the aptitude to completely change our daily lives. This can range from altering a solitary ingredient in an established routine, to shifting one’s strategy completely. The iPad, from Apple, has been credited as ground breaking technology, having immense promise in fields including [...]
Recent developments in personalized genomics and ubiquitous computing have created new opportunities in the current healthcare system. Especially with an increasing number of elders and patients in constant needs, a new breed of wellness models is necessary. We believe that the full potential of biomedical and computational advances can be achieved through an integrative approach, combining diverse solutions from genome-wide association studies, continuous health monitoring, large-scale statistical analysis, embodied interface, and intuitive virtual reality. Lifeomics is a proof of concept to lay a concrete foundation for an immediate development of health monitoring hardware and graphic user interface. In this report, we present how different concepts are augmented together to create a cohesive platform.
Technological progress is prevalent in society. Every year, newer models of cell phones, televisions, and computers are released. The reasoning behind the release of new machinery is that it is more efficient than the previous model and thus can greatly facilitate the activities it was designed for.
With the release of Apple Inc.’s iPad, another chapter is being written in the history of digitized media. Specifically, the iPad continues the work done by products such as the Amazon Kindle and Barnes & Noble Nook, in furthering the development of the eBook market. By definition, eBooks, also known as digital books, are e-texts [...]
Imagine this: you are a citizen of a country controlled by an oppressive regime. There has just been an election, the first in your country’s history, to establish a new, publicly-decided leader. However, the results are disclosed within hours, a nearly impossible feat given both the country’s size and its lack of organization. You suspect [...]