Addiction

September 9, 2015Posted by Link

 
From pbs.org/pov/webjunkie:

“Internet addiction has been declared a national health crisis in China, the first country in the world to classify this evolving diagnosis. Web Junkie follows the treatment of three Chinese teenagers, obsessive gamers whose preference for the virtual world over the real one is summed up in one jarring statement: "Reality is too fake." Israeli filmmakers Shosh Shlam and Hilla Medalia gained extraordinary access to a three-month military-style rehab program in Beijing, illuminating a process that, while stern, may help set a standard as the wider world comes to grips with the devastating consequences of excessive Internet use. Official Selection of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.”

 

A Swarm of Nano Quadrotors

January 4, 2014Posted by Link

 

These small robots can navigate obstacles, and work together in a team formation.

 

Astronaut Image

January 4, 2014Posted by Link

 

This image from NASA was noted as a Featured Picture on Wikipedia.

 

Factory Working Conditions

January 4, 2014Posted by Link

 

These conditions must improve.

  1. (2012) New York Times: In China, Human Costs Are Built Into an iPad
  2. (2013) Business Insider: Inside The Filthy Dorms Where Workers Who Make Apple's New iPhone 5C Must Sleep