Your Smart Device is Making You Weird: Human Augmentation

Your Smart Device is Making You Weird – A series where ScienceBlog.com blogger joebowman takes a look at new technologies and the ways they affect people and society. In a world where continually evolving technology is changing the way people interact with the digital and physical worlds, the first genuine hands-free technology may be just … Read moreYour Smart Device is Making You Weird: Human Augmentation

Your Smart Device is Making You Weird: Voice Text Replaces Voice Talking

Your Smart Device is Making You Weird – A series where ScienceBlog.com blogger joebowman takes a look at new technologies and the ways they affect individuals and society. I was with a group of friends the other day and someone in the group was the proud bearer of a new mobile phone, an Android-powered device … Read moreYour Smart Device is Making You Weird: Voice Text Replaces Voice Talking

Is Phobos-Grunt just the latest victim of the ‘Mars Curse’?

Contact was briefly established last week with the wayward Phobos-Grunt probe, still hobbling through low Earth-orbit since failing to fire its thrusters to escape orbit and send it on its way to Mars on November 9th. Unfortunately, this setback is just the latest in a string of disasters in Earth’s decades old struggle for the … Read moreIs Phobos-Grunt just the latest victim of the ‘Mars Curse’?

Doctor/Patient Communication Key in Fight Against Unnecessary Antibiotic Prescription

Patient satisfaction is essential to doctors in all settings and nowhere is this more important than in the general practitioner’s office.  Satisfied patients typically have more trust for their doctors, follow medical instructions more readily, and return consistently for followups and other types of appointments.  Dissatisfied patients can be difficult to manage at best and … Read moreDoctor/Patient Communication Key in Fight Against Unnecessary Antibiotic Prescription

Your Smart Device is Making You Weird: GPS Induced Stupidity

When a technology becomes reliable to a certain level people tend to free themselves from thought and responsibility to varying degrees.  Take for example the Global Position System (GPS), once an important tool limited to military applications, GPS is now standard and rightfully expected by consumers purchasing mobile devices, vehicles and more. Whether you are … Read moreYour Smart Device is Making You Weird: GPS Induced Stupidity