Marketplace Tech for Monday, April 6, 2015
Apr 6, 2015

Marketplace Tech for Monday, April 6, 2015

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Airing on Monday, April 6, 2015: First up, we talk with Jonathan Zittrain, co-founder of Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society, about kill switch technology for weapons. Next, We speak with Sonali Kohli, reporter for Quartz, about how scientists apply Google map technology to detail images of the body. And Marketplace's Nova Sofa reports on Microsoft partnering with a university in Brazil to find out how to predict traffic congestion up to an hour in advance. 

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Researchers want to predict future traffic

Apr 6, 2015
Microsoft is lending cloud computing power to traffic prediction research.

Should weapons have a kill switch?

Apr 6, 2015
...or a "not kill" switch, rather.

Airing on Monday, April 6, 2015: First up, we talk with Jonathan Zittrain, co-founder of Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society, about kill switch technology for weapons. Next, We speak with Sonali Kohli, reporter for Quartz, about how scientists apply Google map technology to detail images of the body. And Marketplace’s Nova Sofa reports on Microsoft partnering with a university in Brazil to find out how to predict traffic congestion up to an hour in advance. 

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