Рубрика: Mobiles and computers news and reviews

Can Honeybees Monitor Pollution?

The tiny pollinators are useful sentinels of what’s going on in an ecosystem, and might just be environmentalists’ best asset An apiarist tends to beehives at Hastings Urban Farm in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. (Courtesy M. Amini) By Rachel Kaufman smithsonian.com December 7, 2017 It’s a sunny day, and Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside neighborhood is buzzing. Commuters […]

The Importance of Graduating in the Navajo Way

Education in traditional knowledge, as well as global issues, form the foundation of this Navajo Nation university By Amy Horowitz, Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage smithsonian.com December 7, 2017 We were heading northwest on Interstate 40 on route to the Navajo Technical University (NTU) in Crownpoint, New Mexico. As we drove past Grants, […]

The Museum of Failure Showcases the Beauty of the Epic Fail

A new exhibition of inventions that bombed boldly celebrates the world’s most creative screw-ups By By Franz Lidz, Photographs by Docubyte Smithsonian Magazine | Subscribe December 2017 What’s not to love about My Friend Cayla, a doll designed to be a child’s best friend? Using speech recognition software and Google Translate technology, the talking companion […]

This App Can Diagnose Your Car Trouble

MIT engineers have developed an app that uses smartphone sensors to determine why your car’s making that funny noise What is that sound? (MIT News) By Emily Matchar smithsonian.com December 5, 2017 You’re driving down the road and your car starts to make a “plink, plink” sound. Or maybe it’s more of a “pring, pring?” […]

The Things People Do To Foil Energy-Saving Buildings

New research on how occupants inhabit energy-efficient buildings reveals behaviors designers don’t anticipate—and a slew of bloopers Don’t touch that thermostat. (dr-interior/iStock) By Emily Matchar smithsonian.com November 29, 2017 You’ve built your shiny new high-efficiency building with all the latest energy-saving features: smart thermostats, motion sensor-activated lights, floors designed to absorb heat during the day […]

Why Jony Ive Is Apple’s Design Genius

His work has become the seeds of a tech revolution that is rapidly changing our lives Jony Ive (Brian Bowen Smith) By Rick Tetzeli, Photograph by Brian Bowen Smith Smithsonian Magazine | Subscribe December 2017 When Jony Ive was a boy, his father, a college professor of design and technology and a silversmith, presented him […]

Marley Dias’ Inspirational Goal to Collect Books About Girls of Color

What can we learn from a 12-year-old who’s turning the literary world upside down? Everything Marley Dias (Erin Patrice O’Brien; Wardrobe Stylist: Jocelyn Kaye; Hair/Makeup: Melanie Harris: Prop Stylist: Helen Quinn) By Jacqueline Woodson, Photographs by Erin Patrice O’Brien Smithsonian Magazine | Subscribe December 2017 ONE CHILD like so many children, searched the shelves for herself […]

Can an Algorithm Diagnose Pneumonia?

Stanford researchers claim they can detect the lung infection more accurately than an experienced radiologist. Some radiologists aren’t so sure. Stanford radiologist Matthew Lungren, left, meets with graduate students Jeremy Irvin and Pranav Rajpurkar to discuss the results of detections made by the algorithm. (L.A. Cicero) By Emily Matchar smithsonian.com November 28, 2017 Pneumonia puts […]