The Moveable Feast: Nanotechnology on our Dinner Tables

Kevin Hurley

From genetically modified crops to nanoparticles in our food, converging technologies will likely change the way we eat. By converging technologies, we are referring to the convergence of Nanotechnology, Biotechnology, Information Technologies, and Cognitive Sciences (NBIC ). Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) already part of the legal landscape wiih Monsanto v.

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It’s Time to Take Artificial Intelligence Seriously

Christopher Mims — Wall Street Journal

The age of intelligent machines has arrived—only they don’t look at all like we expected. Forget what you’ve seen in movies; this is no HAL from “2001: A Space Odyssey,” and it’s certainly not Scarlett Johansson’s disembodied voice in “Her.” It’s more akin to what happens when insects, or even fungi, do when they “think.” (What, you didn’t know that slime molds can solve mazes?)
Artificial intelligence has lately been transformed from an academic...

Data Mining: Twitter, Facebook and Beyond

Companies including Gatorade and Dell are turning to technology to take advantage of what’s being said about them on Twitter and Facebook. A look at the options facing business leaders debating between inexpensive listening tools and more pricey data mining software. (Source: Bloomberg)

Social intelligence is the capacity to effectively negotiate complex social relationships and environments. Psychologist Nicholas Humphrey believes that it is social intelligence, rather than...

Popular Science picks best inventions for 2014

Dave Mosher, projects editor for Popular Science, joins “CBS This Morning: Saturday” to share some of the year’s winning gadgets from the magazine’s annual Invention Awards.


However, how are our new “gadgets” primarily produced?:

Sweatshop (or sweat factory) is a pejorative term for a workplace that has socially unacceptable working conditions. The work may be difficult, dangerous or be paid a wage that is not commensurate. Workers in ‘sweatshops...

10 Horrifying Technologies That Should Never Be Allowed To Exist

As we head deeper into the 21st century, we’re starting to catch a glimpse of the fantastic technological possibilities that await. But we’re also starting to get a grim sense of the potential horrors. Here are 10 frightening technologies that should never, ever, come into existence.http://www.ieet.org/images/uploads/dv20140918fr.png

The Pocket Project will develop a low-cost and accurate point-of-care test to diagnose Tuberculosis: ICN2 holds a follow-up meeting of the Project on September 18th - 19th

•The Pocket Project, funded with 2.6 million Euro by the EU, is coordinated by Prof. Peter Bienstman of Ghent University (Belgium).

•The test combines nanophotonic biosensors and novel selective an...

About Linda

LINDA MACDONALD GLENN, JD, LLM (Biomedical Ethics, McGill) is a healthcare ethics educator, attorney-at-law and a consultant. Currently an Assistant Professor at the Alden March Bioethics Institute, Albany Medical Center, she is also a Fellow at the Institute for Emerging Technologies. Her research encompasses the legal, ethical, and social impact of emerging technologies and evolving notions of personhood.more about Linda
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