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We love to share – it’s what makes us human

Much can be learned from observing our closest living relatives -- chimpanzees, apes, and even baboons. Researchers are trying to map out behavioral similarities and differences among the great apes and our hominid ancestors. They hope to, perhaps, find clues that shed light on the story of tools and human evolution, from early Oldowan technologies to today's highly complex ones. One area of research revolv ...

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IBM 5 + 5

Recently in the news India has announced that it will be using unique biometric identifiers (B.I.) for all of its 1.3 billion people.It is called the Unique Identification Authority. The proposed B.I. will consist of fingerprint scans for all ten fingers, iris scans for both eyes, and a picture of the face. Other types of B.I. available are voice pattern recognition, gait pattern recognition, hand geometry, ...

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SOPA: Information Controlled Society?

The origins of what we know today as "the Internet" are still hotly debated.When computers first became operational around the 1950's, they were connected to terminals in a form of point-to-point communication. Eventually computer networks became interconnected, and thus terminal-to-terminal connections were created. One theory about the origins of the Internet is that research scientists needed a faster wa ...

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