Archive: 05/01/2014

Tablet computers for global literacy

In two remote villages in rural Ethiopia, a team of literacy and technology experts from Tufts and MIT launched a grand experiment with a simple gesture: they dropped off a handful of tablet computers for ...

dateMay 01, 2014 in Other
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Jiggy Mazda and the spiders from cars

Recently, the car manufacturer Mazda recalled 40,000 cars because of a "spider invasion". This is not the first time it has happened with Mazda cars. In 2011, a similar reason was given for recalling 52,000 ...

dateMay 01, 2014 in Plants & Animals
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The anthropology of humanitarianism

Erica Caple James conducted her dissertation research in trying circumstances: in Haiti, following the 1994 removal of the country's military leaders. It was a time of social conflict and discord, yet the ...

dateMay 01, 2014 in Social Sciences
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Four myths about privacy

(Phys.org) —Many privacy discussions follow a similar pattern, and involve the same kinds of arguments. It's commonplace to hear that privacy is dead, that people—especially kids—don't care about privacy, that people ...

dateMay 01, 2014 in Other
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