Technology

Get Ready For Phyjama- A Pajama That Can Monitor Heart And Respiration While You Sleep

At the Ubicomp 2019 conference,University of Massachusetts Amherst graduate students Ali Kiaghadi and S. Zohreh Homayounfar debuted health-monitoring sleepwear they call "phyjamas." The electronically active garments contain unobtrusive, portable ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 13 2019 - 12:00pm

Let Skynet Deal With Invasive Species

This fall we will get a new "Teminator" movie, marking 35 years that a dystopian nightmare about robots taking over and killing us all has been front and center in pop culture awareness.  The dystopian nightmare may happen to fish first. Swimming ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 17 2019 - 10:36am

Omnicide, Accelerating Modernity- How Preventing Disaster Using Scientific Progress Puts Us At Risk

Our present moment is characterized by a growing obsession with the long term. The study of climate change, for example, relies on increasingly long-range simulations. Science’s predictions are no longer merely hypotheses for validation or invalidation bu ...

Article - The Conversation - Sep 18 2019 - 4:20pm

Online Tool Helps International Students Calculate GPA

NEW YORK, November 4 /PRNewswire/-- International students now have an online tool that can quickly and accurately convert their non-US grades and calculate their grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale, the WES iGPA Calculator. More and more, higher edu ...

Article - Anna Ohlden - Sep 25 2019 - 1:45pm

Can Hauntings Be Verified By Science?

It may begin as a feeling of unease that overtakes you as you cautiously make your way inside a long-abandoned house.  The air is thick; musty and stale.  Yet somehow it is laced with the underlying scent  of a burning fire… even though the cold crumbling ...

Article - Kimberly Crandell - Oct 8 2019 - 9:45pm

Cancer And Vampires: An Evolutionary Tale

A new Internet tool that will allow any investigator, physician or patient to analyze genes according to their evolutionary profile and find associated genes. It combines genomics and informatics to enables the rapid, cost-free identification of genes resp ...

Article - News Staff - Oct 8 2019 - 10:14pm

In Car Crash Scenarios, Self-Driving Cars Will Put The Many Ahead Of The Few

Self-driving cars are the future. Some day our grandchildren will look back on today and be baffled that we ever debated about whether or not to save hundreds of thousands of lives per year. Yet crashes will still happen, and there is a debate about how th ...

Article - News Staff - Oct 11 2019 - 9:13am

Killer Robots, Mass Unemployment- No One Talks About How AI Systems Reinforce Cultural Bias

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is already re-configuring the world in conspicuous ways. Data drives our global digital ecosystem, and AI technologies reveal patterns in data. Smartphones, smart homes, and smart cities influence how we live and interact, and ...

Article - The Conversation - Oct 14 2019 - 2:08pm

In India, Experts Call On Improved Agricultural Technology To Improve Quality Of Living

In India, farming is being held back by the efforts of activists like philosopher Vandana Shiva, Ph.D., who charge $40,000 per speech to tell Western audiences that more science in their country is bad.  Experts argue just the opposite, it is instead activ ...

Article - News Staff - Oct 22 2019 - 9:29am

African Countries To Discuss Improving Agriculture

CABI,  a not for profit organization that improves people's lives worldwide by providing information and applying scientific expertise to solve problems in agriculture and the environment, is to meet with 16 of its African Member Countries to discuss ...

Article - Anna Ohlden - Oct 30 2019 - 9:04am