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Topic: Technology

BrainGate consortium develops new approach of brain-to-text communication through handwriting

News, Science & Research

BrainGate consortium develops new approach of brain-to-text communication through handwriting

June 16, 2021 0 comments

In a May study published in Nature, the BrainGate research consortium — which includes researchers from Brown, Stanford University and Case Western Reserve University — presented a new system of brain-to-text communication via attempted handwriting, which turns thought into text through brain implants.

The panelists cited the use of technology to track officers who recieve high numbers of complaints as an example of how technology can combat inequalities in policing.

News, University News

Virtual panel discusses technology in policing

March 17, 2021 0 comments

“When we analyze technologies of any sort, but especially those of policing, we should really ask whose imagination and utopia is being manifested,” said Cierra Robson, associate director of the Ida B. Wells JUST Data Lab and doctoral student at Harvard, during a panel titled “Policing and Technology” Wednesday.

Aespa’s first single, “Black Mamba,” recently reached 100 million views on YouTube.

Arts & Culture, Reviews

Aespa releases sophomore single amid widespread anticipation

February 10, 2021 0 comments

Released on Feb. 5, South Korean girl group Aespa’s second single “Forever” is a sweet, polished rendition of SM Entertainment Songwriter and Producer Yoo Young-jin’s early 2000s original.

Connecting through the screen during COVID-19

News, Science & Research

Connecting through the screen during COVID-19

October 8, 2020 0 comments

The college experience is an innately social one, drawing students, faculty and all community members to interact together. Now, with health and safety concerns at the forefront, physically communing on campus and forming relationships in person have been restricted.

Future of Brown’s edX online courses uncertain

News, University News

Future of Brown’s edX online courses uncertain

March 5, 2020 Comments are Disabled

Since the University partnered with an online platform that offers free courses to over 20 million users in May 2017, only five BrownX courses have been offered.

Researchers at Rhode Island Hospital have begun using 3D technology — such as the HoloLens and Oculus Rift — to incorporate virtual reality imaging into their treatment and education practices.

News, Science & Research

R.I. Hospital utilizes 3D, Augmented, Virtual Reality

January 28, 2020 Comments are Disabled

A team of researchers at the Rhode Island Hospital has incorporated and reimagined the way 3D technology, virtual reality and augmented reality can be used in medical settings.

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

Columns, Opinions

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

December 6, 2019 Comments are Disabled

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.

News, Science & Research

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

October 25, 2019 Comments are Disabled

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

Columns, Opinions

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

October 24, 2019 Comments are Disabled

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

News, Science & Research

$6.3 million DARPA grant boosts spinal repair research

October 11, 2019 Comments are Disabled

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.