Innovation has always been a messy business, a twisting path of colliding ideas and accidental discoveries. What has changed over time is not how we innovate but where we innovate. And innovation isn’t limited to start-ups. Cities are undertaking groundbreaking projects to remake themselves physically, culturally and economically.
A detailed new map by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and associates lays out the landscape of 180 areas of the cerebral cortex in painstaking detail; 97 of these areas have never been previously described. The new map is intended to help researchers studying brain disorders such as autism, schizophrenia, dementia and epilepsy.
In the context of the recent Autopilot problem, Musk clarified why Tesla is deploying partial autonomy now, rather than waiting until some point in the future: “When used correctly, it is already significantly safer than a person driving by themselves and it would therefore be morally reprehensible to delay release simply for fear of bad press or some mercantile calculation of legal liability.
Half of higher education students taking advantage of online instruction said in a survey they either would not or were not sure they would attend live courses even if they were available to them. That's according to the fifth annual survey by Learning House and Aslanian Market Research on the demographics of students who are pursuing online college degrees.
Fiber operates only in a handful of cities, with six more being built out, and it's in discussion with 13 more cities. Consumers on social media are vocal about wanting it in their cities, and mayors -- eager to flaunt access to cutting edge Internet - vie to be chosen by Google. The slow pace of expansion is frustrating some consumers and it's allowing competitors to race ahead.
Tangible programming isn’t a new concept. But Google has plans to accelerate its adoption and increase its accessibility in schools with a new coding kit. It has created an open hardware platform that developers, makers and designers can use to create hands-on programming experiences for kids.
Can education technology help put the brakes on summer backsliding? Early research on summer math-practice apps suggests they come up short. Maybe we’d have better luck using tech that changes how kids and their families relate to math year-round. That's Laura Overdeck's vision.
Federal auto-safety regulators are weighing requiring approval of automated-driving technologies before they reach the road, potentially expanding government oversight of auto makers after the first fatal crash involving a vehicle driving itself.
Decades of research shows that people have a difficult time keeping their minds on boring tasks like monitoring systems that rarely fail and hardly ever require them to take action. The human brain continually seeks stimulation. If the mind isn't engaged, it will wander until it finds something more interesting to think about.