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This band-aid sized disposable peel-and-stick health sensor continuously monitors a hospital out-patient’s vitals, accurately recording electrocardiogram, heart rate and heart rate variability, respiratory rate, skin temperature, posture, and steps in real time. It can also detect a fall. The device uses Bluetooth to send data to an app or hub where it is accessed by the wearer’s care providers. The VitalPatch is disposable, non-rechargeable,...
Every day our staff writers share their favorite stories on technology and learning: 1. How science contributes to the drastic lack of female authors in academic journals.Full story from The Conversation 2. Study finds even preschoolers are capable of understanding basic ...
Candice Lys is executive director and co-founder of FOXY (Fostering Open eXpression among Youth), a non-profit that uses traditional beading, theater, digital storytelling, photography, and music to help Canada’s Northern and Indigenous young women ask questions and express their knowledge and opinions. You were recently awarded the prestigious Ashoka Fellowship. Previous recipients i...
As fish go, Zebrafish are both robust and complex, which is why EPFL's Robotic Systems Laboratory chose them to study social interactions between individual fish. Researchers developed a closed-loop system in which a robotic Zebrafish was not only able to influence the fish's behavior, but also adapt its own behavior by learning how to communicate and move like they do. As the robot spent more time with the fish, its swimming mechanism improved, and wh...
Every day our staff writers share their favorite stories on technology and learning: 1. Is tech recruitment responsible for workplace gender disparity?Full story from Wired 2. 2018 survey reveals 59% of Americans could give up social media if they had to.
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"Title IX was a breakthrough, but it is flawed." says British academic and Professor of Humanities, Jacqueline Rose:"Legal critics have claimed it abuses ‘due process’ by acting as a court of law while neglecting protections such as the right to an attorney, or full advance not...
Every day our staff writers share their favorite stories on technology and learning: 1. Students are brain zapping to get ahead in math and improve creativity.Full story from The Hechinger Report 2. Regulation police say its time for honesty from AI.
Sometimes when a robot does the vacuuming it gets stuck under a cabinet or in thick carpet, necessitating a human to help out. That’s because robots are semi-autonomous. Humans on the other hand are autonomous, and while our cognitive abilities are limited we seek advice in order to improve the outcomes of our imperfect decisions while maintaining our autonomy. Advising agents are algorithms that prompt humans in need of assistanc...
Online risk is generally associated with young people. Indeed very little empirical data describes older adult behavior and risk-taking tendencies, which is concerning since the National Council on Aging has labeled the prevalence of financial scams targeting seniors, in particular internet fraud, the crime of the 21st century. To address this information gap, a study of 326 adults (171 female, 155 male, between 18 and 79 years) us...
Every day our staff writers share their favorite stories on technology and learning: 1. Silicon Valley techies send their kids to anti-tech schools.Full story from Business Insider 2. NASA harnesses tech talent and AI to save the word from extinction.