In UA Magazine’s most-read essay of 2019, Tine Madsen dissects the moral questions raised by civil disobedience and its role in liberal democracies. She proposes a new approach to frame civil disobedience in protests of political decisions and the majority’s authority.
With civil disobedience, an interesting philosophical question arises: how are we to reconcile the idea that civil disobedience is sometimes morally justified with the idea that citizens of liberal democracies ought to respect the opinion of their fellow citizens and follow democratically enacted laws, even when these laws are unjust or wrong?
The new generation of gardening robots may be based on real-time algorithms, artificial intelligence and artificial neural networks. Anil Baslamisli works in collaboration with the TrimBot2020 project to build the perfect trimming machine.
Robotics technology is expected to be dominant in the coming decade. According to a report from the International Federation of Robotics, the number of household domestic robots will hit 31 million by the end of 2019
Paleo-detectors, rocks as old as one billion years, may help us understand the nature of dark matter, explains the physicist Thomas Edwards in this article.
Unlike normal detectors, paleo-detectors have been exposed to an onslaught of dark matter particles for their entire life. This barrage of particle collisions could leave observable deformations in the otherwise crystalline structure of the mineral.