A car can swerve to avoid hitting a motorcycle but in doing so endangers other lives. How should it be programmed to behave?
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When faced with driving dilemmas, people show a high willingness to sacrifice themselves for others, make decisions based on the victim’s age and swerve onto sidewalks to minimize the number of lives lost, reveals new research published in open-access journal Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience. This is at odds with ethical guidelines […]

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“Notaries Public (also called “notaries” or “public notaries”) hold an office which can trace its origins back to ancient Rome, when they were called “scribae”, “tabellius” or “notarius”. “They are easily the oldest continuing branch of the legal profession, and exist and are known all over the world.” Read Entire […]

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For decades, engineers have been trying to build medical robots that can deliver drugs or do surgery inside the human body—a somewhat less fantastic version of the 1966 sci-fi film Fantastic Voyage. Now, scientists have manipulated spirulina, a microscopic plant and food supplement, to travel through people in response to magnetic […]

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WASHINGTON — Let’s just get this out of the way: There are other matters of consequence going on in the world. But in these fractious times, a series of puppy photos sent by none other than the fun-loving scamps at the Central Intelligence Agency qualifies as a feel-good, stick-it-to-the-man moment, […]

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“There are relatively few lawyers who just practice constitutional law however it is defined,” says Lawrence Friedman, a constitutional law professor at New England Law Boston. While some lawyers work for the American Civil Liberties Union and related organizations or for the Senate Judiciary Committee, he says for most, constitutional law […]

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A new medical-diagnostic device made out of paper detects biomarkers and identifies diseases by performing electrochemical analyses — powered only by the user’s touch — and reads out the color-coded test results, making it easy for non-experts to understand Read Article:  https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/08/170822153617.htm

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California’s high-speed train project is likely to continue to be buffeted by environmental challenges as a result of a decision by the state’s top court. In a 6-1 ruling last week written by Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye, the California Supreme Court decided that federal rail law does not usurp California’s […]

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