Nostalgia, networks, and nuance of Pokémon Go

Trying to stay awakeIt feels like 1999 again. Aside from the email scandals against Hillary Clinton, the reboots of childhood franchises, and the bright colors of this website, the déjà vu makes everything feel all too familiar. And the wildly successful mobile app Pokémon Go rages on. Reminiscent of the days of trying to catch … Continue reading Nostalgia, networks, and nuance of Pokémon Go

A Guide to Undergraduate Research and Internships (REU’s)

“I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.” … Continue reading A Guide to Undergraduate Research and Internships (REU’s)

Here’s looking at UK, from scientists across the pond

When I heard the news, I couldn't believe it. It seemed like something out of a populist fantasy of protecting "the homeland" or an electorate overthrowing imperial control in an Ancient Athenian democracy. The UK voted to secede from the EU with the Brexit referendum. With that, my worldview was shaken again. Overcome with uncertainty … Continue reading Here’s looking at UK, from scientists across the pond

Ethics in cruise control: self-driving dilemmas

"Nietzsche, take the wheel."Self-driving cars may take us wherever we want to go, but they won't know where unless we tell them. And with the first death of a man riding autopilot in a self-driving car, we find ourselves with the same old questions we've always had. What should an autonomous car do when human … Continue reading Ethics in cruise control: self-driving dilemmas