News tagged with machines

Dartmouth smartphone app targets driver safety

"CarSafe" is a driver safety app that detects dangerous driving behavior using dual-cameras on smartphones. This is the latest smartphone app to come out of Dartmouth and is featured in the September 25 NewScientist. The ...

Sep 26, 2012 not rated yet 0

Morality for robots?

On the topic of computers, artificial intelligence and robots, Northern Illinois University Professor David Gunkel says science fiction is fast becoming "science fact."

Aug 29, 2012 5 / 5 (4) 15

A closer look at the consuming gaze

Rows of chip bags in a vending machine, endless bottles of shampoo on pharmacy shelves, long lines of books arranged in the bestsellers section at the bookstore. From supermarket shelves to barroom beer selection, long lines ...

Jul 30, 2012 4 / 5 (1) 0

The economics of fear

When he worked in Africa, development economist Ariel BenYishay noticed small-scale entrepreneurs were often unable to grow their businesses beyond the initial stage, even when the opportunities were obvious.

Jun 30, 2014 4 / 5 (3) 0

Blueprints finalized for digital archive

One of the oldest and most complete historical archives in the world is a step closer to being developed into an open digital archive. The Lombard Odier Foundation is joining as a funding partner to take ...

Jun 23, 2014 3.8 / 5 (4) 0