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.
Is Venezuela becoming a dictatorship? Venezuela may have the world's largest oil reserves, but it's a nation in trouble… economically and politically. Is a populist promise to rescue democracy turning out to be a prelude to dictatorship?
In Janesville, WI, Middle America meets the new American dream Janesville, Wisconsin is the hometown of Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan. But he couldn't prevent the closing of the General Motors factory after 100 years. We hear what's happened to what once was a model of American middle-class unity.
"Tough on crime" rhetoric sees a revival at Sessions' DOJ The pendulum swings between treatment-focused approaches to drug abuse and tough law enforcement. Now, after years of Obama-era "reforms," President Trump’s Attorney General, Jeff Sessions wants local police freed from federal restrictions to fight another "war on drugs."