Remote work will stress-test the internet — and parts will fail

The massive shift from the office to remote work will test the internet in ways it hasn’t been tested before, a Harvard expert on the technology industry said, offering a real-time experiment that will likely see failures, but from which unexpected solutions will also emerge.

Alvin Powell • harvard
March 18, 2020 ~13 min

Tags:  science-technology  engineering  covid-19  coronavirus  internet  alvin-powell  engineering-technology  jim-waldo  online-learning  remote-work  stress-test  work-from-home

How regulation can minimize online risk

Radcliffe researcher explores how to create a framework for the Internet of Things that minimizes risk and maximizes safety.

Colleen Walsh • harvard
Feb. 25, 2020 ~8 min

Tags:  science-technology  artificial-intelligence  radcliffe-institute-for-advanced-study  engineering-technology  rensselaer-polytechnic-institute  fran-berman

New evidence that shows how the brain makes decisions

New technology helps dissect how the brain ignores or acts on information

Caitlin McDermott-Murphy • harvard
Feb. 7, 2020 ~5 min

Tags:  science-technology  physics  chemistry  neuroscience  attention  electricity  basic-research  neurons  chemistry-and-chemical-biology  science  adam-cohen  caitlin-mcdermott-murphy  engineering-technology  optogenetics  sensory-overload

New drug-detecting tool could help save lives

The landscape of the illegal drug trade changes constantly, particularly amid the current opioid crisis. Law-enforcement officers regularly find or confiscate pills, powders, and other substances and need to know their composition as quickly as possible to determine legal charges and sometimes to issue lifesaving warnings. Carfentanil is a case in point. This cousin to […]

Caitlin McDermott-Murphy • harvard
Nov. 13, 2019 ~7 min

Tags:  chemistry  basic-research  fas  george-whitesides  health-medicine  fentanyl  opioid-epidemic  caitlin-mcdermott-murphy  engineering-technology  cambridge  carfentanil  christoffer-abrahamsson  dea  drug-analysis  drug-enforcement-administration  forensic-science  law-enforcement

HubWeek panel explores ethics in the digital world

A HubWeek panel exploring ethics in the digital world featured computer scientist and entrepreneur Rana el Kaliouby and Harvard Professor Danielle Allen.

Clea Simon • harvard
Oct. 3, 2019 ~5 min

Tags:  science-technology  hubweek  adi-ignatius  danielle-allen  edmond-j-safra-center-for-ethics  engineering-technology  harvard-business-review  rana-el-kaliouby

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