FROM Ramesh Raskar
MIT Develops Replacement for Traditional Barcodes Barcodes are familiar to every consumer, but the information they contain is only available to the scanner at the checkout counter. How about one you could read with your cell phone camera from 12 feet away? Researchers have come up with a new version that could increase the capacity of traditional black-and-white striped labels by thousands of times. Associate Professor Ramesh Raskar leads the Camera Culture group at MIT's Media Lab.
White House budget proposal slashes and burns President Trump's first budget request is considered dead on arrival in Congress — a familiar development in Capitol Hill. We hear what it reveals about the priorities of the new administration. What's likely to die… and what might survive?
Human Rights in the era of Donald Trump President Trump’s UN Ambassador, Nikki Haley, said today the US might pull out of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council. Serious violators of human rights are members of the Council itself–and a US resignation could make things worse. Later on today’s show, now that he’s into his second term, comedian turned US Senator Al Franken is telling jokes again.
Ex-FBI Director Comey tells his side of the story Today, former FBI Director James Comey came close to calling the President who fired him a liar. The White House denied the claim and called it insulting, but Republican Senators did not challenge Comey’s truthfulness. Many questions remain: did the President try to obstruct a federal investigation? Later, we’ll go behind the “velvet rope” for a look at 5-Star health care for the richest Americans.