B1B2-6. Scientific Innovations & Responsibility

CRISPR and designer babies (China-2018)

  https://www.cbsnews.com/news/chinese-researcher-claims-to-have-genetically-altered-babies-crispr/

Catégories: AMC1°_1-2-Science and techniques, promises and challenges, B1B2-5. Fictions & Realities, B1B2-6. Scientific Innovations & Responsibility, LLCE1°_1-3-Utopias and dystopias | Tags: , , , | Commentaires fermés sur CRISPR and designer babies (China-2018)

A Robot Artist ?

‘Some people feel threatened’: face to face with Ai-Da the robot artist Self-portraits by ultra-realistic android go on show at Design Museum in London Ai-Da, described as the world’s first ultra-realistic robot artist, at the opening of the exhibition Ai-Da: Portrait of the Robot, at the Design Museum in London. Photograph: David Parry/PA Mark Brown … Continuer la lecture »

Catégories: AMC1°_2-3-Representing the world and oneself, AMCT°_3-1-Power and influence, B1B2-3. Art & Power, B1B2-6. Scientific Innovations & Responsibility, LLCET°_1-2-Polemical art, LLCET°_2-2-Self-representation | Tags: , , | Commentaires fermés sur A Robot Artist ?

Dangerous gene myths abound…

20 years after the human genome was first sequenced, dangerous gene myths abound Misleading rhetoric has fuelled the belief that our genetic code is an ‘instruction book’ – but it’s far more interesting than that. Philip Ball ‘Successes in gene therapy remain rare, and medicine tailored to people’s individual genetic constitution has not yet materialised.’ … Continuer la lecture »

Catégories: AMCT°_3-3-Common inheritance and diversity, B1B2-6. Scientific Innovations & Responsibility, LLCE1°_1-3-Utopias and dystopias, LLCET°_3-2-Anchoring and inheriting | Tags: , , , , , | Commentaires fermés sur Dangerous gene myths abound…

Robots could be our partners

AI ethicist Kate Darling: ‘Robots can be our partners’ Interview Sat 17 Apr 2021 16.00 BST Zoë Corbyn Dr Kate Darling says her baby robot dinosaurs mimic pain and distress very well.  The MIT researcher says that for humans to flourish we must move beyond thinking of robots as potential future competitors Dr Kate Darling … Continuer la lecture »

Catégories: AMC1°_1-2-Science and techniques, promises and challenges, B1B2-1. Identities & Exchanges, B1B2-5. Fictions & Realities, B1B2-6. Scientific Innovations & Responsibility | Tags: , | Commentaires fermés sur Robots could be our partners

Water crisis in the US, a solution?

The US is in a water crisis far worse than most people imagine by Erin Brockovich Industrial runoff and lax standards have tainted water across the US. Senators and doctors are calling me, asking what to do. Mon 24 Aug 2020 16.31 A sample of tap water taken in Flint, Michigan. Photograph: Garrett MacLean/The Guardian … Continuer la lecture »

Catégories: A2B1-7. Saving the Planet & Designing our Futures, AMCT°_1-2-Public and individual freedoms, AMCT°_2-2-From the protection of Nature to ecological transition, AMCT°_3-3-Common inheritance and diversity, B1B2-6. Scientific Innovations & Responsibility | Tags: , , , , , , , | Commentaires fermés sur Water crisis in the US, a solution?

A fascinating guided tour of 500 years of Medicine History

Featuring three thousand objects and covering an area equivalent to 1,500 hospital beds, Medicine: The Wellcome Galleries is the magnificent new home for the most significant medical collections in the world. Showcasing extraordinary medical artefacts from the collections of Henry Wellcome and the Science Museum Group, including the world’s first MRI scanner, Fleming’s penicillin mould, … Continuer la lecture »

Catégories: AMC1°_1-1-Production and circulation of knowledge, AMC1°_1-2-Science and techniques, promises and challenges, B1B2-6. Scientific Innovations & Responsibility | Tags: , , , , , | Commentaires fermés sur A fascinating guided tour of 500 years of Medicine History

The Ocean-Maker

Catégories: B1B2-5. Fictions & Realities, B1B2-6. Scientific Innovations & Responsibility, B1B2-8. Territory & Memory, LLCE1°_1-1-creative and visionary imagination, LLCE1°_1-3-Utopias and dystopias, LLCET°_1-1-Art and protest | Tags: , , , , | Commentaires fermés sur The Ocean-Maker

Mary Shelley and her monstruous creation

Here is the drama version of FRANKENSTEIN in a series of 10 episodes by BBC Learning English. Each episode goes with the transcript and a page of grammar. You can download both the podcast onto your phone or computer, and the pdf file on Grammar + Vocab (on the right grey TAKEAWAYS FRAME) Episode 1: … Continuer la lecture »

Catégories: AMC1°_1-2-Science and techniques, promises and challenges, B1B2-5. Fictions & Realities, B1B2-6. Scientific Innovations & Responsibility, LLCE1°_1-2-Freaks, fairies and fancy worlds, LLCE1°_2-1-Love and friendship, LLCE1°_2-3-Confrontation to difference, LLCET°_2-3-Initiation and apprenticeship, LLCET°_3-1-Exploration and adventure | Tags: , , , , , , | Commentaires fermés sur Mary Shelley and her monstruous creation

Get Your Brain Back

Here is a very cunning commercial advertising a new high tech product to « get your brain back » suggesting that past new technologies are already outdated and that you need to buy a new one to avoid the dangers of the old ones. Very smart indeed !!

Catégories: AMC1°_1-2-Science and techniques, promises and challenges, B1B2-2. Private Space & Public Space, B1B2-4. Citizenship & Virtual Worlds, B1B2-5. Fictions & Realities, B1B2-6. Scientific Innovations & Responsibility, LLCE1°_2-2-Relation between the individual and the group | Tags: , , , | Commentaires fermés sur Get Your Brain Back

WWF

Catégories: A2B1-7. Saving the Planet & Designing our Futures, AMC1°_1-2-Science and techniques, promises and challenges, AMC1°_2-1-Being heard, AMCT°_1-2-Public and individual freedoms, AMCT°_2-2-From the protection of Nature to ecological transition, AMCT°_3-1-Power and influence, AMCT°_3-2-Rivalries and interdependencies, B1B2-6. Scientific Innovations & Responsibility, B1B2-7. Diversity & Inclusion | Tags: , , , | Commentaires fermés sur WWF