Should your self-driving car be programmed to kill you in order to save others? Matt Windsor asked Ameen Bargh, a bioethicist at University of Alabama at Birmingham, this soon-to-be-real-life version of the classic Trolley Question.
"With Aura, the building becomes an extension of the mobile phone's processor and memory," explained Ragib Hasan, Ph.D., assistant professor in the UAB College of Arts and Sciences Department of Computer and Information Sciences, and director of the SECRETLab research group.
UAB researchers are leading a study of the safety of the ring in adolescents. The Food and Drug Administration requires the testing of treatments in special populations, including post-menopausal women and teenagers, before approval.
One might guess that such injuries would happen most often at a party, or, say, walking down a cobblestone street. But as Mashable reports, the study reveals that almost half of high heel injuries happen inside the home.
Brooks C. Wingo, PhD, an assistant professor of occupational therapy at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and colleagues found standard assessments tend to underestimate the effect of obesity on children and adolescents with mobility limitations.
A computer science researcher at the University of Alabama at Birmingham has devised an architecture, called Aura, that would let people harness all the unused computer cycles generated by their smart home devices.