Technology

A Blood Test To Measure Pain

One of the problems that led to both opioid and medical marijuana overuse has been that the notion of pain is subjective. If someone claims they are in pain, a doctor has no way to know how much of it is real and how much is psychological. A new test can i ...

Article - News Staff - Feb 28 2019 - 3:57pm

Social Media Made The Modern Anti-Vax Movement Popular, But The Tide Is Turning

As measles outbreaks spread across the U.S., our new look at how information about vaccine safety and reliability spreads online suggests that the tide may be turning against the anti-vaccination movement. ...

Article - The Conversation - Apr 3 2019 - 6:00am

Get Rid Of ‘Innovation Ecosystems’

To say ‘business ecosystem’ or ‘innovation ecosystem’ is to commit the teleological fallacy. That means assuming a purpose where there is no purpose. Charles Darwin said species evolve to adapt to changing environments. Natural ecosystems – species and the ...

Article - Fred Phillips - Apr 22 2019 - 6:56am

Living Photos: Tech Showing How 2D Single Photo Images Can Be 3D Animated Is The Best Thing You'll See Today

If you read the Harry Potter series of novels or saw the films, you've known that fiction has people moving in and out of photographs- now that magic has been brought to real life. The University of Washington algorithm Photo Wake-Up was posted in pre ...

Article - News Staff - Jun 11 2019 - 6:53pm

Online Video Games- Soon With No Lag, By Modifying Game Elements In Real Time

"Lag" is a common term for the latency in human-computer interactions caused by various factors related to the environment and performance of the devices, networks, and data processing. There is no question it impacts the user's performance, ...

Article - News Staff - Jun 24 2019 - 1:00pm

Racist Speech On Twitter Predicts Real-Life Hate Crimes

Cities with a higher incidence of racist tweets showed more actual hate crimes related to race, ethnicity, and national origin, according to an analysis of the location and linguistic features of 532 million tweets published between 2011 and 2016. A machin ...

Article - News Staff - Jun 24 2019 - 3:00pm

Is Your Cell Phone More Powerful Than NASA's Apollo Guidance Computer?

Many people who are old enough to have experienced the first moon landing will vividly remember what it was like watching Neil Armstrong utter his famous quote: That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind”. Half a century later, the event ...

Article - The Conversation - Jul 5 2019 - 5:00am

Autonomous Vehicles: Which Driving Style Will You Prefer?

Automated automobiles are coming, the question is how they will behave. Not how they will perform, anything is guaranteed to be safer than millions of distracted individuals and ATM machines have shown what accuracy will look like, but how they will behave ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 8 2019 - 11:06am

Recreated Video Shows What Neil Armstrong Saw During The Apollo 11 Tranquility Base Lunar Landing

As the Apollo 11 Lunar Module approached the moon's surface for the first manned landing, commander Neil Armstrong switched off the auto-targeting feature of the LM's computer and flew the spacecraft manually. A new video, created at Arizona Stat ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 17 2019 - 1:57pm

How To Choose A Secure Password.

C hoosing a good but memorable password is hard. Here are some tips on how you can do it.  The best practice is to have a password manager, other than your web browser, and use it.  Do not use obvious personal information as part of a password.  ...

Blog Post - Hontas Farmer - Jul 18 2019 - 8:42am