Programmers and engineers might reflect a bit more on one of the more pervasive and deadly laws of the universe…the law of unintended consequences, and the limits of programmed intelligence.
West Virginia University professor James E. Smith argues that, without a basic understanding of the scientific process that has been so successful and useful in getting us to this point in our collective histories, we can hardly expect to see a better future if similar men and women are not at the helm. Maybe a little less pandering and a lot more proper decision-making based on scientific facts will make the governance process more attractive to professionals for whom a future legacy of successful advancements is a valued outcome – and thus better for our future.
That electricity can be produced from sunshine, wind, and coal is news to no one. But how about jellyfish?
Finding a place to connect to wireless internet usually isn’t too difficult. But one of the places it can be is if you find yourself out in the middle of the ocean. All that may change now as researchers at the University at Buffalo have developed a new deep-sea computer technology network.
You've heard about microwaving a frozen dinner or popcorn, but how about an airplane? Well just such a contraption was recently developed in Norway and promises both safety and environmental benefits.