Alzheimers Cure – American Airlines Tablet Disaster – Feds Looking for Back Door – Show Notes
May02

Alzheimers Cure – American Airlines Tablet Disaster – Feds Looking for Back Door – Show Notes

New Alzheimer’s treatment fully restores memory function The team reports fully restoring the memory function of 75 percent of the mice they tested it on, with zero damage to the surrounding brain tissue. If a person has Alzheimer’s disease, it’s usually the result of a build-up of two types of lesions, and Australian researchers have come up with a non-invasive ultrasound technology that clears the brain of both types. The team...

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UK Using Computers to Predict Crime
Oct08

UK Using Computers to Predict Crime

The London Metropolitan Police are investing in technology designed to forecast where crimes will be committed. In an initiative that echoes the hit film in which a ‘precrime’ department detains murderers before they kill, the force is using computers to map out where future burglaries are likely to take place. Computer algorithms combine crime statistics and criminal behaviour models to produce ‘predictive areas’ where burglars and...

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Misapplied Technology and London Riots

The days of the friendly London Bobby strolling through a neighborhood, talking with passers-by and being offered the occasional tea are long gone.  London’s residents have become the most monitored in the free world, as nearly 500,000 video cameras (some of which cost up to $50k each) and microphones are set throughout the city recording the everyday actions of millions of people as they pass through old London town.  One of...

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