Archive: 05/1/2014

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 ...

May 01, 2014
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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 ...

May 01, 2014
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Global warming making wet winters more likely

That's the conclusion of new research at the University of Oxford, which used spare capacity on thousands of volunteers' home computers to assess how greenhouse-gas emissions influence our weather.

May 01, 2014
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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 ...

May 01, 2014
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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 ...

May 01, 2014
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