Josh Andah SciTech Editor

Class of 2020

Articles

  • SciTech Briefs

    Fatal Tesla car crash with Autopilot on pinned on human error

    A year and a half ago, a man called Joshua Brown died behind the wheel of a Tesla while using the Autopilot feature. A truck merging into his lane was not seen by the software, hitting the Model T in the side and killing Brown instantly.

    SciTech | September 18, 2017
  • How Things Work: Powerful hurricanes are powered by warmer seas and climate change

    Hurricane Harvey inundated much of Houston in several inches of water in a matter of days. This week, Hur- ricane Irma’s 185 mph winds are devastating the Caribbean and heading for Florida next. We’re right in the grips of hurricane season, so it seems like there’s a storm every other week. In fact, there are two others forming in the Gulf of Mexico right now: Hurricanes José and Katia.

    SciTech | September 11, 2017
  • Research Spotlight: Researchers are adding fairness to automated systems

    Anupam Datta, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at Carnegie Mellon, is taking on the challenge of adding fair- ness to automated tasks. With a $3 million fund from the Natural Science Foundation, Datta hopes to improved automated tasks that affect healthcare, criminal justice, and advertisement. This would be done by making these systems, in a sense, more fair.

    SciTech | September 11, 2017
  • Uber rival Taxify launches, then halts operations in London

    An up and coming Uber competitor recently launched its service in London, then took it down a mere three days later. The Estonian ride- hailing app has been marketed as a much cheaper rival to Uber; it’s fares average half of those on Uber.

    SciTech | September 11, 2017
  • SciTech Briefs

    Apple will redesign its major stores for first time in 15 years

    Apple plans to redesign its major stores in key locations. The change comes at a time when Apple is shifting to a greener operation structure. Apple stores haven't been redesigned in a major way since 2002.

    SciTech | May 1, 2017