The Right to Robocall?

The Right to Robocall?

Posted by on Aug 10, 2017 in Current Events | No Comments

This week, over on the Election Central Web site, the main story examines the problems causes by your cell phone and new telemarketing techniques. Your phone didn’t ring. But you have a voicemail from a telemarketer. How did that happen? And is this “ringless voicemail” even legal? Turns out, the answer is more complicated than […]

Accountability and Predictive Modeling

Accountability and Predictive Modeling

Posted by on Feb 17, 2017 in Education | No Comments

Have you started thinking yet about your plans for after you finish high school? For many students, a university is the next step. However, fewer than half of the nation’s students graduate college in four years, and only sixty percent manage to complete that education in six years. At the same time, the average debt accumulated […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Feb 16, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Trump’s Travel Ban Blocked Two weeks ago, Election Central brought you information about President Trump’s January 27 executive order banning immigrants and travel from seven predominantly Muslim nations (Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen). Since then, the “travel ban” has been put on hold indefinitely after a ruling by the Ninth Circuit Court […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Dec 22, 2016 in Current Events | No Comments

Cease Fire in Aleppo? Over the past week, American news reports have been full of images of wounded children in the Syrian city of Aleppo. Last Thursday, a tentative cease-fire was reached in the area, which has continued to hold as of late Monday evening. Until this month, Aleppo was the last rebel stronghold in […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Oct 20, 2016 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Paralyzed Man Regains Sense of Touch Nathan Copeland, who is 30 years old and has been paralyzed for the last 12 years, has just become the first person to feel the sense of touch in a prosthetic limb. For many years, the technology has existed to allow people to control robotic arms using just their […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Oct 6, 2016 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Self-Driving Chairs? Tired of waiting in long lines at restaurants, concerts, and amusement parks? Thanks to a Japanese car company, you may not have to some time in the future. Nissan has recently developed the ProPilot, a battery-operated chair that automatically follows another chair in front of it along a set path, maintaining a fixed […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Sep 15, 2016 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Airbnb Adjusting to Criticisms Airbnb is, for some people, a popular way to rent living accommodations while travelling. Instead of booking a regular hotel room, Airbnb users access their smart phone app or log into the computer Web site to search for rooms open to rent in participants homes. The company advertises that using this service allows people to […]

Stuf YOU Should Know

Stuf YOU Should Know

Posted by on Jun 2, 2016 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Smart Shoes? You might already have a chip in your shoes that tracks your distance, pace or duration. What if your shoes could do more . . . say, help tell you where to go? The European airline company EasyJet is working on such a product; it is called, “Sneakairs.” The device is built with open source hardware […]

The Rise and Fall (and Rise Again) of the Space Coast

The Rise and Fall (and Rise Again) of the Space Coast

Posted by on Jun 1, 2016 in Science and Technology | No Comments

In 2011, NASA retired its 30-year-old shuttle program when Atlantis returned from its mission, touching down at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. This week, btw takes a look at what has happened to the area after the loss and the revival that is emerging in its place. The Space Age In a […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Mar 18, 2016 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Fukushima: 5 Years Later On September 11, 2011, northeastern Japan was devastated by an earthquake and tsunami. It is considered one of the costliest natural disasters on record, destroying nearly a million homes and killed nearly 20,000 people. One of the biggest lingering concerns facing the community is the destruction to Fukushima Daiichi, a nuclear […]