Sean Chan

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Thresholds of Violence

How school shootings catch on.<p>On the evening of April 29th last year, in the southern Minnesota town of Waseca, a woman was doing the dishes when she looked out her kitchen window and saw a young man walking through her back yard. He was wearing a backpack and carrying a fast-food bag and was …

Stephen King

The Ennui of the Fitbit

Some people wear their fitness trackers regularly, relying on them to get, and stay, in shape. Many others, however, abandon them, consigning them to junk drawers, obliging relatives, and the junk drawers of obliging relatives.<p>Fitbit now features a Tory Burch-branded line of fitness trackers. The …

Fitness Technology

Swimming Pools

<i>"Pour up (drank), head shot (drank), sit down (drank), stand up (drank), pass out (drank), wake up (drank), faded (drank), faded (drank)."</i> -- Kendrick Lamar<p>The 20th Century struggle for racial justice, equal access and equal protection under the law known as the American Civil Rights Movement …

African-American News

SBIRS: The Pentagon's Most Important Space Program For Preventing Nuclear War

The United States lacks defenses against a large-scale nuclear attack. It relies instead on the threat of devastating retaliation to deter countries like China and Russia from launching their missiles. If you pay attention to coverage of military matters, you will occasionally hear about steps the …

Military

Meet the New Generation of Robots for Manufacturing

They are nimbler, lighter and work better with humans. They might even help bring manufacturing back to the U.S.<p>A new generation of robots is on the way—smarter, more mobile, more collaborative and more adaptable. They promise to bring major changes to the factory floor, as well as potentially to …

Manufacturing

Eight Pakistani Taliban Acquitted in Attack on Teenage Activist Malala Yousafzai

In April officials said 10 men sentenced to life, though now only two apparently convicted<p>ISLAMABAD—Eight of 10 men previously said to have been sentenced to life in prison for an assassination attempt on Pakistani teenage activist and Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai were actually acquitted, police …

Pakistan

In Hong Kong, the Apartments Are Fit for a Mosquito

Much like London and New York, demand from investors is pushing up prices of even tiny apartments<p>HONG KONG—In showing an apartment of 180 square feet, a real-estate agent explained that all furniture essentially has to be made to order and described the window sill as a potential area for …

Hong Kong

We've reached a tipping point where technology is now destroying more jobs than it creates, researcher warns

Thanks to the efficiency of the internet and automated systems, productivity and GDP have grown during the last few decades, but the middle class and jobs are disappearing.<p>In fact, we have reached a tipping point where technology is now destroying more jobs than it creates. And if the trend …

Economics

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Travel

Google Unveiled A Partnership With Levi’s To Create Smart Clothing

Google unveiled a partnership with the Levi’s fashion brand to create smart clothing using Project Jacquard, a conductive textile material that can …

Wearable Tech

Everything You Need to Know About Solar Impulse

Solar Impulse/Revillard/Rezo.ch/Reuters<p>Solar Impulse/AFP/Getty Images<p>Jean Revillard—Solar Impulse 2/AP<p>Denis Balibouse—Reuters<p>Laurent Gillieron—Reuters<p>…

Solar Power

The most promising futuristic medical innovation is already making a huge difference for some patients

Yet many wonder exactly what we've gained by mapping the human genome and finding ways to cheaply run these genetic tests. Futuristic promises about how these innovations could transform healthcare raise questions about whether any of that potential will be fulfilled — or if it's mostly hot air.<p>One …

Genetics

Here's why we don't have nuclear fusion yet

If fusion power were harnessed directly on Earth, it could produce inexhaustible clean power, using seawater as the main fuel, with no greenhouse gas emissions, no proliferation risk, and no risk of catastrophic accidents.<p>Radioactive waste is very low level and indirect, arising from neutron …

Physics

Why have young people in Japan stopped having sex?

What happens to a country when its young people stop having sex? Japan is finding out… Abigail Haworth investigates<p>Ai Aoyama is a sex and relationship counsellor who works out of her narrow three-storey home on a Tokyo back street. Her first name means "love" in Japanese, and is a keepsake from her …

A new Industrial Revolution is coming

For an even longer period, starting in the 1950s with the so-called Third Industrial Revolution, businesses have become more digitized. In the next few decades, a new industrial revolution will combine elements of these two trends, along with related technologies and practices, into a truly "smart" …

Manufacturing

7 Things You Should Know About The Death Penalty, Even If You Support It

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who set off homemade bombs at the Boston Marathon and embarked on a week-long police chase with his brother Tamerlan in April 2013, was sentenced to death on Friday.<p>The seven-woman, five-man jury that handed down Tsarnaev's sentence went against the wishes of several Boston …

Boston Marathon Bombing