Articles On Societal Issues

The Case for Publicly Owned Electric Vehicles (EV)

The Case for Publicly Owned Electric Vehicles (EV)

If car owners switched over to electric vehicles powered by renewable energy, the UK greenhouse gas emissions could be cut by 23%. This proposal is predicated on the assumption that the electricity to power EVs would be drawn from renewable sources.  The increase in demand for clean electricity...

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A new entrant in Telehealth Technology

A Toilet Seat -  as a health diagnostic tool. A toilet seat is in development at Rochester Institute of Technology in upstate New York, which is equipped to measure the electrical and mechanical activity of the heart and can monitor heart rate, blood pressure, blood oxygenation levels, and...

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Poverty and Stress

One of the high points during research for “How to Make Democracy Work” was coming across the work of Robert Sapolsky. Robert Sapolsky is a Stanford neuroscientist and primatologist. In Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers, Sapolsky works through how a stress response that evolved for fast,...

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Artificial Intelligence and Moore’s Law

The development of Artificial Intelligence is hotting up. It's central to many policy issues we will face in the near future. The American Journalist Ezra Klein has recently interviewed several leading thinkers working in this area, none more interesting than Sam Altman, author of Moore's Law...

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