Back to homepage

Tag "Technology"

Strata Rethinks the Barcode

Strata Rethinks the Barcode

🕔13:12, 18.Jan 2015

Yale Professor Wenjun Hu is working to develop Strata, a method for encoding barcodes much like QR codes, but with greater flexibility for observers without ideal viewing conditions.

Read Full Article
Book Review: Superintelligence — Paths, Dangers, Strategies

Book Review: Superintelligence — Paths, Dangers, Strategies

🕔13:05, 18.Jan 2015

As computers become more powerful, many scientists believe they will eventually outsmart humans. Nick Bostrom’s new book, Superintelligence, looks at the dangers inherent in creating ever-brainier machines, and at how we might survive them.

Read Full Article
Art Thou Shakespeare?

Art Thou Shakespeare?

🕔00:17, 25.Dec 2013

Electrical engineer Amit Roy-Chowdhury has teamed up with art historian Conrad Rudolf to identify unknown portrait subjects.

Read Full Article
Debunking Science: The Science of Cryopreservation

Debunking Science: The Science of Cryopreservation

🕔20:27, 11.May 2013

From Star Wars to Futurama, science fiction just would not be complete without cryopreserving a couple of heroes. Of course, the ability to freeze humans and revive them centuries later remains well out of reach, but cryopreservation has been a

Read Full Article
Is Google Ruining Your Memory? The Science of Memory in the Digital Age

Is Google Ruining Your Memory? The Science of Memory in the Digital Age

🕔20:11, 11.May 2013

Google and other technologies that provide ubiquitous and instant access to information are not only changing what we remember — they are changing how we remember. At some point we must ask ourselves, are these changes for the best?

Read Full Article
Tweezing out the SNARE Complex

Tweezing out the SNARE Complex

🕔19:17, 5.Feb 2013

A novel single-molecule approach using “optical tweezers” provides new detail into the process of membrane fusion.

Read Full Article
A Bat’s World

A Bat’s World

🕔19:07, 5.Feb 2013

Professor Roman Kuc studies bat echolocation to help build new sonar systems for robots.

Read Full Article
Quantum Teleportation: A More Secure Information Processing Platform

Quantum Teleportation: A More Secure Information Processing Platform

🕔07:08, 3.Feb 2013

Researchers have broken a distance record for quantum teleportation, a fast and secure communication technology.

Read Full Article
Enriching Uranium

Enriching Uranium

🕔22:31, 21.Dec 2012

Laser technology lights new paths to nuclear power by facilitating uranium enrichment.

Read Full Article
This is History: Microprobe Analyses Decipher Identities of Metallurgical Artifacts

This is History: Microprobe Analyses Decipher Identities of Metallurgical Artifacts

🕔14:31, 10.Nov 2012

Dr. Robert Gordon and Colin Thomas use microstructure analysis and other chemical techniques to place artifacts in rich historical context.

Read Full Article