News tagged with human safety

National security vs. online privacy

One method for safeguarding online anonymity is Tor, "the onion router", whose name comes from its method of adding and stripping away encryption layer by layer as messages pass from one node to another in the network en ...

dateNov 07, 2014 in Security
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Living Safely with Robots, Beyond Asimov's Laws

( -- "In 1981, a 37-year-old factory worker named Kenji Urada entered a restricted safety zone at a Kawasaki manufacturing plant to perform some maintenance on a robot. In his haste, he failed to completely turn ...

dateJun 22, 2009 in Robotics feature
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It's not just the heat – it's the ozone

During heat waves – when ozone production rises – plants' ozone absorption is curtailed, leaving more pollution in the air, and costing an estimated 460 lives in the UK in the hot summer of 2006.

dateJul 19, 2013 in Environment
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