Technology

Gender Bias In Linguistics Articles

An examination of undergraduate textbooks commonly used for linguistics courses and another of over 1,000 articles published in linguistics journals finds persistent gender bias. Gender bias is subjective, which makes it both ironic and ideal for a linguis ...

Article - News Staff - Dec 9 2021 - 9:51am

Realistic Avatars Get A Step Closer

Unless you see yourself as a human with a Dogecoin dog atop your neck, avatars are not very realistic. The lack of realism in the digital realms, combined with how tedious VR glasses are, means conferences, meetings and discussions with work colleagues are ...

Article - News Staff - Jan 27 2022 - 10:17am

Is It Possible To Promote 'Trustworthy' News Without Creating Bias?

Implicit Racism tests say you are a bigot, it is only a question of how much. Social justice warriors and others in the humanities insist that even a field like astronomy is inevitably a reflex of the power of the socially privileged. Given that science is ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Feb 3 2022 - 12:38pm

Elec-trickery?

Elec-trickery? In the eponymous British children’s television, a magician called Catweazle finds himself transported from the 11 th to the 20 th century, and all sorts of things like motor cars, telephone (“telling bones” as he call them) and electricity ...

Blog Post - Robert H Olley - Feb 11 2022 - 6:10am

VR Nature Imagery Can Reduce Stress

A recent study found that a virtual reality experience is able to reduce stress among COVID-19 frontline healthcare workers. ...

Article - News Staff - Feb 11 2022 - 11:48am

The Fight To Protect Personal Data May Not Be Won In Software, It May Be Won On The Chip

Protection of personal data in the Internet Age is a big worry but solutions may be lacking. A smartwatch may seem secure, but the neural network processing that health information is using private data that could still be stolen by a malicious agent throu ...

Article - News Staff - Feb 19 2022 - 10:54am

Active Matter: The Next Generation Of Robots Could Be Shape Shifters

By coating soft robots in materials that allow them to move and function in a more purposeful way, scientists could design machines with arms made of flexible materials and robots embedded in their surface. Coating the surface of nanoparticles in a respons ...

Article - News Staff - Mar 11 2022 - 3:16pm

Science Conferences Are Worth Your Time, But You Don't Need To Create Emissions Traveling To Them To Benefit

The public are often baffled why environmental journalists attend climate conferences in person, using the rationalization that they do their jobs better if they can talk to people outside formal interviews. What salesperson doesn't feel the same way? ...

Article - News Staff - Mar 16 2022 - 5:35am