Рубрика: Mobiles and computers news and reviews

Should U.S. Cities Use Congestion Pricing To Ease Traffic?

New York may soon charge a fee to drive into central Manhattan as a way of reducing traffic and raising funds for public transit Times Square traffic jam (bk, CC BY-SA) By John Rennie Short, The Conversation smithsonian.com 2 hours ago New York is the latest city to contemplate congestion pricing as a way to deal with […]

There’s a New Job In the Solar Industry

And it involves shepherding a landscaping crew of hungry sheep Grazing sheep on solar farms can be a win-win for the energy and agricultural industries. (Molly A. Seltzer) By Molly A. Seltzer smithsonian.com 40 minutes ago On the east side of Kauai, a herd of sheep grazes in an unusual pasture. The low valley, flanked […]

Can a Video Game Train You To Hear Better In a Crowded Room?

A new study finds it’s possible to teach the brain to better distinguish between speech and background noise Video games can help train the brain to hear better. (Monika Wisniewska/Shutterstock.com) By Dana Boebinger, The Conversation smithsonian.com an hour ago Roughly 15 percent of Americans report some sort of hearing difficulty; trouble understanding conversations in noisy environments is […]

The Cleveland Museum of Art Wants You To Play With Its Art

The digital-savvy museum is using more than a dozen interactive games to collect data on how visitors digest artwork Staff from nearly every major museum in the world has visited CMA to study how they might incorporate digital. (Cleveland Museum of Art) By Matt Jancer smithsonian.com It wasn’t that it was the first museum to […]

A Primer on the Four Olympic Events Debuting in Pyeongchang

The Winter Games hope to stay popular, with new disciplines that create shareable videos or feature men and women competing together Mass start speed skating sounds like chaos. (Sputnik via AP) By Randy Rieland smithsonian.com an hour ago As usual, the Winter Olympics will be a testament to talent, discipline and dedication. But, more so […]

The Slick Science of Making Olympic Snow and Ice

Crafting the ideal ice rink or bobsled course takes patience, precision and the skill of an Ice Master Behold, the unsung hero of the Winter Olympic Games: ice. (Vadym Cherenko / Alamy) By Maya Wei-Haas smithsonian.com 2 hours ago No one thought Brian Shimer had a chance. At two months shy of 40, the American bobsledder […]

How UFO Reports Change With the Technology of the Times

Fears of Zeppelins, rockets and drones have replaced the “celestial wonders” of ancient times Reports of weird, wondrous, and worrying objects in the skies date to ancient times. (mik38 / iStock) By Greg Eghigian, Zócalo Public Square smithsonian.com an hour ago In 1896, newspapers throughout the United States began reporting accounts of mysterious airships flying […]