Jun 17, 2014

A requiem for technocracy

by Robert P. Crease

Now that science's postwar charisma has faded, politicians are debating the safety of genetically modified foods, the hazards of extracting shale oil and gas, and the impact of global warming without regard for scientific evidence — as if the issues were morality plays.

Jun 13, 2014

Google Glass headsets find their way into the doctor's surgery

by Christina Farr

Google’s futuristic eyeglasses are finding their way into hospitals and clinics throughout the United States. To meet the growing demand for Google Glass from physicians, Drchrono, a Mountain View, California-based electronic medical record company has developed a new application for the device it claims ...

Jun 5, 2014

Forget self-driving cars, make me a cyborg

by Noah Smith

A finance professor and sci-fi fan thinks that the next big technology is "cyborg technology" but that the press is ignoring it. It will include a number of health care technologies involving the integration of living tissue with engineered machinery.

Firms seek to tap into Israeli startups

Mar 4, 2014

Firms seek to tap into Israeli startups

by Ayako Mie

More Japanese companies are looking at the Israeli startup market in search of innovative technologies and investments to beef up their businesses, although they lag far behind the buyout sprees of global tech giants such as Google Inc. and Apple Inc. Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. ...

Jan 28, 2014

At last, Yale surrenders to technology

by Stephen L. Carter

Yale University ran up the white flag last week in its battle to keep twin seniors Peter Xu and Harry Yu from creating an easier-to-use and more informative version of its online course catalog. As the school's real battle was against technological change, defeat ...

Jan 14, 2014

Economic inequality by the click

by Adair Turner

Free markets are expected to distribute the fruits of some new technologies in dramatically unequal ways. Will the relative losers, satiated by computer games and Internet entertainment, and provided with the basics of a minimally acceptable life, be too docile to revolt?

K supercomputer racing to match expectations

Nov 12, 2013

K supercomputer racing to match expectations

The K supercomputer in Kobe has been kept busy since it went into full-scale operation in September last year, reflecting the high expectations of its advanced simulation capacity. More than 100 projects using the supercomputer are currently under way. While K is preferentially assigned ...