Technology

In Human Development Research, Big Data Could Mean Better Results

While there is no Hubble telescope gathering data about the universe of human development, projects to make large amounts of information-- big data-- more accessible to developmental researchers could bring behavioral science's biggest questions into ...

Article - News Staff - Mar 25 2016 - 8:25am

World's Smallest Diode Created, Using A Single Molecule Of DNA

Researchers have demonstrated for the first time that nanoscale electronic components can be made from single DNA molecules. For two decades, the search has been on to replace the silicon chip in order to keep the hope of Moore's Law alive.  To find ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 5 2016 - 6:00am

Valley Less Uncanny: We're Already Wired To Like Robot Sex

When "The Polar Express" film came out, it was creepy to a lot of people. It was a cartoon with faces modeled after the real actors, but still a digital creation. The same response happens when people are around a robot that veers closer to bein ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 5 2016 - 5:44am

Puro Sound Labs Headphones- A Review

Are millennials going deaf because of high music volumes? That certainly seems to be the concern, because of ubiquitous ear buds and.mp3 players. A company named Puro Sound Labs says they have a solution; bluetooth headphones that block out ambient sound, ...

Blog Post - Lila Abassi - Apr 11 2016 - 5:16pm

Humans: The New Supercomputer

A computer can probably beat you at chess and no one goes anywhere without a GPS. Transhumanist prophet Ray Kurzweil says we will ascend into being computers in a few years (though he also claims solar power will out-produce fossil fuels in a decade, so u ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 17 2016 - 12:00pm

Monovision: How Victorian Technology Can Improve Virtual Reality

HANOVER, N.H.- Virtual and augmented reality have the potential to profoundly impact our society, but the technologies have a few bugs to work out to better simulate realistic visual experience. Now, researchers at Dartmouth College and Stanford Universit ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 19 2016 - 12:17pm

World's Tiniest Thermometer Made Of DNA

Researchers have created a programmable DNA thermometer that 20,000 times smaller than a human hair, using a discovery made 60 years ago- that DNA molecules that encode our genetic information can unfold when heated. "In recent years, biochemists als ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 27 2016 - 12:08am

Want To Build Better Computer Games?

If I said I was a licensed architect helping to fight dementia, you’d probably assume I was designing a care home or some similar building. Actually, I’ve been working alongside neuroscientists, psychologists, doctors and programmers to produce a computer ...

Article - The Conversation - May 8 2016 - 7:30am

Why Science Still Matters In The Age Of Big Data

By Vikram Jandhyala&Nitin Baliga, Inside Science- We recently met with a host of biotechnology leaders and were struck by their infatuation with Big Data and machine learning. In fact, upon reflection, it was amazing how often the word "algorithm ...

Article - Inside Science - May 12 2016 - 9:47am

Big Data Deficit: Learning Analytics Don't Tell Us The Way Kids Learn

A big push is under way in higher education to measure how students are learning and how good lecturers are at teaching them. Universities can track how much time a student spent on a learning module or how often they accessed a journal article or online ...

Article - The Conversation - May 18 2016 - 1:23pm