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A Futurist on our Future

December 20th, 2014 at 6:43 pm » Comments Off

Jared Lindzon - Mining asteroids, an activity that could produce the world’s first trillionaire by 2030. 3D-printed cruises ships and hospitals. But no more taxi drivers, firefighters and (gulp) journalists. Indeed, the future of the world according to Thomas Frey is not quite what you might expect. Frey is executive director and “senior futurist” at the DaVinci […]

Flexibility is critical for young people because ‘whole careers are vanishing overnight’

December 17th, 2014 at 11:38 pm » Comments Off

Recent college grads As the digital sector grows, jobs that rely on older technologies are rapidly becoming obsolete. According to the census, between 2006 and 2011 there were some occupations where the number of people employed across the country dropped by up to two-thirds in just five years – corporate services managers, for example, fell […]

Why Left-handed People Make Less Money

December 15th, 2014 at 3:39 pm » Comments Off

There’s a stereotype that left-handed people are clumsier, but that might have something to do with the fact that they live in a world of objects optimized for the right-handed: scissors, the computer mouse, surgical tools, and guns, to name a few. The discrimination against the 12 percent of the population who are lefties has […]

Darkhotel tricks hotel Wi-Fi users into downloading malicious software

November 25th, 2014 at 5:56 pm » Comments Off

Business travelers beware of Darkhotel. There are a lot of reasons not to use Wi-Fi in a hotel. It’s often expensive, sluggish, and unreliable. Sometimes it seems like nobody knows the network password, and when trouble arises it’s hard to convince the front desk that there’s a problem with their network, not one with your devices. […]

Video gamers speak out against sexual harassment

October 31st, 2014 at 11:50 am » Comments Off

Adult women are playing video games in greater numbers than ever. Heather Knight thought she had found a like-minded community when she joined her first formal gaming group. The last thing she expected was what came next: unwanted, sexually harassing messages from her fellow players.    

NASA satellite images reveal extent of Aral Sea disaster

October 8th, 2014 at 12:04 pm » Comments Off

Aral Sea August 25, 2000 A massive environmental disaster dubbed “the quiet Chernobyl,” is shown in series of NASA satellite images that reveal the shocking decline of water levels in the Aral Sea. (Photos)    

The most dangerous ‘date rape drug’ by far – alcohol

September 26th, 2014 at 8:50 am » Comments Off

The substance most commonly associated with drug-facilitated sexual assault is alcohol. Last month, the news that a nail polish was being developed to detect “date rape drugs,” created a media furor, attracting praise and skepticism in roughly equal measure. But this is not the first product that claims to detect drugs added surreptitiously to drinks. In recent years, […]

The mystery surrounding the ‘interceptor’ cell towers deepens

September 8th, 2014 at 10:21 am » Comments Off

A map of the interceptors discovered so far. In the U.S., mysterious “interceptor” cell towers are grabbing phone calls — but they’re not part of the phone networks. And, two experts said the towers don’t appear to be projects of the National Security Agency (NSA).    

Norway’s boom in electric car sales has become a big problem

September 5th, 2014 at 8:27 am » Comments Off

Electric cars in Norway clog bus lanes. Norway is a major and rich oil-producing country, but Norway’s ministers are under increasing public pressure to reduce perks and tax breaks for booming electric car sales.    

Are adjustable ethics setting for robotic cars a terrible idea?

September 2nd, 2014 at 1:30 pm » Comments Off

With ethics settings in cars we create new responsibility for ourselves to get it right. Do you remember that day when your autonomous car saved the lives of five people you aimed for with your car when you temporarily lost your mind?  By the time you realized what you were doing, it was too late to […]

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