Topic: Technology

Secondo ’16 GS: Reality distortion: the unnerving legacy of the 2010s

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Secondo ’16 GS: Reality distortion: the unnerving legacy of the 2010s

December 6, 2019 0 comments

Well, we made it — another 10-year demarcation that allows us to reflect on society and ourselves.

‘Portal-ble’ uses a smartphone and sensor to recreate people’s hands in a virtual world. Users can handle virtual objects and draw pictures in their surroundings.

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‘Portal-ble’ reimagines reality by opening window into world of AR

October 25, 2019 0 comments

Imagine grabbing a block from a stack on a table, throwing a ball toward a caricature in your backyard in a game of Pokemon GO or lighting up a dim room — only to realize that the cubes, the ball, the Pokemon pal and the illuminating lantern do not actually exist.

Shanmugam ’23: Regulate tech giants, because they can’t police themselves

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Shanmugam ’23: Regulate tech giants, because they can’t police themselves

October 24, 2019 0 comments

In 2018, it was revealed to the public that political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica had illicitly harvested the personal data of millions of Facebook users.

$6.3 million DARPA grant boosts spinal repair research

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$6.3 million DARPA grant boosts spinal repair research

October 11, 2019 0 comments

A $6.3 million research grant from the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency will allow University researchers to develop an implantable spinal device to help repair neural connections in the spine.

Khurana ’18.5: Reconfiguring abortion rights in the era of technology

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Khurana ’18.5: Reconfiguring abortion rights in the era of technology

April 11, 2019 2 comments

I recently had the pleasure of attending “A Conversation with Leana Wen, M.D.” at the Alpert Medical School. Dr. Wen is the incredibly accomplished president of Planned Parenthood.

R.I. Virtual Reality offers networking opportunities, updates on industry

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R.I. Virtual Reality offers networking opportunities, updates on industry

January 31, 2019 0 comments

Rhode Island Virtual Reality hosted its monthly meet-up last Thursday at AS220 for virtual reality enthusiasts to hear from speakers in the business.

Vilsan ’19: The simple pleasures

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Vilsan ’19: The simple pleasures

October 1, 2018 0 comments

He is nine years old, 10 at most. His feet dangle above the ground. His tiny arms rest uncomfortably on the dinner table. He is holding in his miniature hands the newest iPhone, swiping and scrolling as though it were second nature. Conversation swells around him, but he is unaware.

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Miller ’19: I, not a robot, wrote this article

February 27, 2018 0 comments

Computer science has impacted almost every aspect of our world, linking individual minds in a searchable format.

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Foster ’19: Against hackathons

February 27, 2018 0 comments

Hackathons seem to be the hot new thing. A portmanteau of “hack” and “marathon,” hackathons began around the turn of the millennium when programmers gathered to solve problems related to sending data over a computer network. 

Terahertz data links, which researchers tested on the University’s campus, could increase rate of data transfer. The innovation could significantly increase the speed of wireless networks.

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Terahertz could be future of wireless communication, researchers say

February 13, 2018 0 comments

The frequency range found between microwave and infrared radiation could be a key player in the next generation of wireless communication.