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On May 28, 2013 By Jacob Schumer May 27, 2013
If you’re unfamiliar, Airbnb is like a mix of eBay and Couchsurfing: people list their property on the site, and vacationers rent that property. Property owners can make money when they’re not at home, and vacationers have more choice when visiting a city—a win-win, or most would think. Of course, being a stranger-to-stranger [...]Continue Reading →
Lawmakers in West Virginia have proposed a new bill that bans wearing the new Google Glass device while driving. (For background info on this high-tech headpiece, see fellow blogger Katie Kuhn’s post.) The bill would subject drivers who use “a wearable computer with a head-mounted display” to a fine.
Apparently prompted by a Continue Reading →
On October 8, 2012 By Dahni Barav October 7, 2012
On Tuesday, September 25, at Google’s Mountain View headquarters, California governor Jerry Brown signed a law legalizing the testing of driverless cars on public roads. While California is not the first state to legalize driverless cars, this step is significant because the state’s large consumer market often drives innovation in [...]Continue Reading →
The American landscape can seem sharply divided during a presidential election year. Yet, in the midst of political ads and spin, if there is one thing both parties can openly agree on, it’s the need for more transparency. That’s where the open data movement comes in. The open data movement seeks to provide more [...]Continue Reading →
It was only days ago that NASA’s Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (“UARS”) fell to earth, fortuitously landing in a remote area of the Pacific Ocean. Now, the German Aerospace Center reports that another satellite (“ROSAT”) is headed our way, with estimates placing its descent in early November. Frighteningly, as much as 1.6 tons [...]Continue Reading →
Embryonic stem cell research (ESCR) remains today an area of contention. However, one area of ESCR that is rarely discussed relates to the rights of embryos–not those of humans, but those of the other species that roam the planet. It is clear that embryos destroyed in [...]Continue Reading →
Recently, the journal Nature published an article for which players of the online game Foldit solved the protein structure of a retrovirus similar to HIV. This particular protein structure, an understanding of which will help in the treatment of AIDS, eluded researchers for over ten years before [...]Continue Reading →
At what point do law enforcement agencies cross the line from protecting citizens to infringing on civil liberties and privacy rights? This question is being addressed with increasing frequency, and is raised again with the planned implementation of BI2 Technologies’ new scanner, a hand-held facial recognition device called MORIS (Mobile Offender [...]Continue Reading →
On April 1, 2011 By Megan LaDriere March 31, 2011
Wouldn’t it be amazing to never have to worry about your cell phone or iPod losing power? Well, that may soon be a reality. On Tuesday, March 29, The American Chemical Society announced that it created the first practical nanogenerator that can produce electricity through the work of your own body.
A nanogenerator [...]Continue Reading →
In the news. . .
Axl Rose goes forward with $20 million lawsuit over use of band mate Slash in videogame Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock.
Charlie Sheen catchphrase, “Winning!” sparks trademark disputes.
ICANN approves .xxx for adult-entertainment sites.
Netflix faces class action lawsuit for privacy [...]Continue Reading →
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