Naviya Singla SciTech Editor
Can universities help tech industry rethink morals?
In the wake of several high-profile ethical failures – Uber’s self-driving scandals, Facebook’s privacy violations, Google’s growing monopoly and Elizabeth Holmes’s big letdown – Silicon Valley’s moral backbone, or lack thereof, is more apparent now than ever. According to a New York Times article, the tech industr...SciTech | August 20, 2018
First autonomous vehicle fatality
A pedestrian who was walking her bicycle across the road died after being struck by a self-driving Uber SUV in autonomous mode in Tempe, Arizona on March 18, at about 10 p.m. local time. The victim, Elaine Herzberg, was rushed to the hospital where she died as a result of her injuries.SciTech | March 26, 2018
Kids are starting to picture scientists as women
A review of children’s drawings of scientists over the past 52 years suggests that more North American children are imagining scientists as women.SciTech | March 26, 2018
Penguins are bio archives of climate change
At the American Geophysical Union’s 2018 Ocean Sciences Meeting on Feb. 12, scientists reported that penguins feathers and eggshells preserve chemical fingerprints of climate and ecological changes.SciTech | February 19, 2018
What does it mean to send a car to space?
It makes for an image right out of science fiction: a mannequin named Starman, driving a cherry red Tesla Roadster, with his arm set on the windowsill, en route to orbit Mars as “Space Oddity” by David Bowie plays on the radio. Elon Musk, founder and CEO of SpaceX and car company Tesla, and his latest stunt have reignited a long-forgotten spirit to explore galaxies far, far away and meet life outs...SciTech | February 19, 2018