August 1, 1992 |
Stuart Sanderson speaks using a voice-synthesized computer attached to his wheelchair at the closing ceremony yesterday for Temple University's Summer Institute. The program provides classroom and mentoring instruction to persons with disabilities and features information on high-technology help for overcoming impediments.
May 12, 1989 |
Rowing shells began to line Kelly Drive yesterday as crews prepared for the Dad Vail Regatta, which runs today and tomorrow on the Schuylkill. Varsity eights from the Florida Institute of Technology (men's) and Minnesota (women's) will try to defend their 1988 titles in the featured event.
June 27, 2005 |
John Snyder Jr., 16, a varsity basketball player at Overbrook High School, admits that he was more interested in fun than science when he signed up for the school robotics team. "I was going up there to see the girls," Snyder said of the program. Nearly a year later, however, Snyder proudly speaks of the robotic device he and his team created out of nuts and bolts. They recently won the Philadelphia BEST Robot competition and placed 27th out of 43 teams in a national competition in Alabama.
December 31, 2000 |
Technology is transforming real estate faster than just about anything has in the last 50 years. Most of the experts are saying, however, that we haven't seen anything yet. "I asked David Ruth of Coldwell Banker University how far he'd thought the industry had come," said David Horowitz of NRT Inc. in Parsippany, N.J. "Ruth said that, if we were traveling in a covered wagon from the East Coast to the West Coast, we'd only have come...
January 4, 1996 |
Now that Congress has debated the possibility of an endless Bosnian quagmire, what the United States needs is an exit strategy from the Cold War in Asia. The outmoded U.S.-Japan alliance and increasingly contentious relations with China generate trade, technology and defense imbalances every bit as critical to the nation's future as the threat of casualties in Europe. What's needed is an economic and security regime for current realities. That's the message of a new, but largely ignored report on U.S.-Japan security by the National Research Council's Defense Task Force, a team of university, public-policy and private-sector experts who evaluated the security consequences of U.S. science and technology policies toward Asia.
January 15, 2012 |
Herbert S. Wilf, 80, of Penn Valley, emeritus professor of mathematics at the University of Pennsylvania, died of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) Saturday, Jan. 7, at Lankenau Hospital. Dr. Wilf joined the Penn faculty in 1962. For him, teaching and research were deeply intertwined, his wife, Ruth Tumen Wilf, said. In 1973, Dr. Wilf received Penn's Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching, and in 1996, he received the Deborah and Franklin Tepper Haimo Award for excellence in teaching mathematics from the Mathematical Association of America.
February 16, 2001
As a software engineer, I [believe that] We should not consider technology as autonomous. Nothing we create - government, money, religiuon - is removed from the social fabric, but some pretend that it is. I hold the less popular opinion that we are ushers, mentors, masters and hosts of our creations. Though things we produce may evolve beyond their original scope . . . these entities would not exist if we had not given them definition. The fact that technology threatens to surpass human intelligence is terrifying in some respects, but the productive response is to do what we do best as a species: adapt.
September 12, 1986
Jeff Greenfield makes the same mistake that so many journalists, of both print and broadcast media make, and that is that we, the "end users" of the news, want our news to be "shipped, processed and edited. " In his Labor Day Op-ed Page article, Mr. Greenfield bemoaned the fact that modern communications technology has cut down the time reporters have to "analyze" the news. He makes the point that more and more reporters are forced to put "raw news" on the air waves, often minutes after an event has occurred.
May 13, 1999 |
Their presentation really cooked. Christine Bratton (hands to face) and teammates from the Burlington County Institute of Technology in Westampton file forward to accept first place (and $3,750 in scholarships) in a cook-off at the Art Institute of Philadelphia. Judges yesterday were some top city chefs. Shaniqua Leggett (right), Robyn Jungblut and Jesmary Santiago completed the team, one of 11.
August 18, 2003
WE HOPE THE BLACKOUT of 2003 has illuminated an important reality: how much we need each other. Not just our families and friends . . . but each other. As people streamed out of their office buildings and into chaos in New York, it would have been fair to imagine the worst. Terrorism. Or a repeat of the infamous 1977 blackout when, during those two sweltering days in July, police arrested 3,766 looters, and firefighters had to contend with 1,037 fires, most of them arsons.