James Morone, director of the Taubman Center for the Study of American Politics and Policy, comments on news of theaters around the country re-screening the 1980s film "1984," a film based on George Orwell’s 1949 novel about a government that manufactures its own facts and demonizes foreign enemies.
Several barriers stand in the way of robots having hands as dexterous as humans. At a robotics lab at Brown University, computer scientist Stefanie Tellex is equipping a Baxter robot with visual senses to assist it in picking up objects.
Richard Arenberg, senior fellow at the Watson Institute, wrote an op-ed about the parallels between the recent Russian collusion allegations and the 1987 investigation into the Iran-Contra Affair. Arenberg noted the Senate could draw lessons from the Iran-Contra Committee, and that it's in President Trump's interest to cooperate with a thorough bipartisan investigation.
President Trump’s proposed 2018 budget would “devastate” scientific and medical research, which would cause potentially irreparable harm to not only the advance of knowledge but also to the economy, Sen. Jack Reed warned during a tour of engineering labs at Brown University.
Robert Swift, an alcohol researcher and professor of psychiatry and human behavior, expressed his skepticism about a new remedy concocted by a pair of Ivy Leaguers who say their product will reduce the nauseating symptoms of a hangover.
Wendy Schiller, chair of political science at Brown University, commented on Rhode Island's fragile pension fund and the delicate balance the treasurer must achieve so there isn't another pension crisis.
Brown University President Christina Paxson discussed the mixed messages the international community is getting from President Trump's recent executive order on immigration. She also elaborated on the challenges that will emerge from recent changes to the H-1B visa process.
More than two decades ago, a geologist from Brown University traveled to Argentina to hunt for hidden craters. What he discovered could be the key in humanity's search for life on the Red Planet and elsewhere.
As the advance of robotics and artificial intelligence continues without pause, public fears persist about the effects of ever-smarter machines on humans. Milind Tambe, a professor of engineering and computer science at the University of Southern California, acknowledged that on Thursday during a conference at Brown University.
Emily Oster, professor of economics, international and public affairs, said the healthcare benefits that come with the Finland-government provided maternity boxes to expectant mothers contributes to the country's low infant mortality rate.
In another dramatic breakthrough for BrainGate, the neuroscience consortium that includes Brown University and the Providence VA Medical Center, new technology has allowed a man paralyzed from the shoulders down to move his arm and hand again.
Rachel Balaban, an adjunct lecturer at Brown University, recently held a class titled "Dance for the Aging Population” that aims to ease the symptoms of people suffering from Parkinson’s Disease. Balaban also commented on the therapeutic benefits dancing provides for people with the disease.
Research out of Brown University is getting closer to realizing a future where A.I. butlers hand over pens from the counter, a task that seems relatively simple but requires considerable amounts of math and coding to achieve.
Elisabeth C. McGowan, an assistant professor of pediatrics and lead author of the study, commented on recent findings that examined the relationship between mental health disorders and a new mother's sense of readiness after being discharged.
Computer scientist Michael Littman comments on what makes some tasks suitable for robots to take over in a feature about automation. Littman notes that when tasks are fluid and context-sensitive, like social interactions for example, humans are going to perform much better than robots.
Carle Pieters, planetary scientist at Brown University, describes her amazement of the Pluto imagery gained from a flyby as scientists quibble over the dwarf planet's status. Pieters noted that revelations from the icy-world Ceres is adding to the debate about what constitutes a planet.
An enigmatic volcanic caldera on the Moon, known as Ina, is said to have formed within the past 100 million years of lunar history – an extremely young age for volcanism on the Moon. However, a new Brown University led study has contested this view, revealing that it may not be that young after all.
A 2011 study on media viewership by Matthew Gentzkow and Jesse Shapiro, who is now at Brown University, is cited in an article about Fox News having the highest ratings for the first quarter of 2017, according to Nielsen data released Tuesday.