Karl D. Stephan
Your cheap clothing has a high price
13 May 2013 |
tags: Bangladesh, engineering ethics
The tragic collapse of a garment factory in Bangladesh exposes the immorality of the Golden Rule: he who has the gold, makes the rules.
Playing with fire in West, Texas
30 Apr 2013 |
tags: business ethics, engineering
Ammonium nitrate fertiliser seems like a simple material, but it has a history of causing devastating explosions which have killed hundreds of people.
“Man, I gotta have my music”
12 Mar 2013 |
tags: music, technology
For many people life without a constant background of music is just unimaginable.
The worth of work
26 Feb 2013 |
tags: C.S. Lewis, engineering ethics, professions
Which is more important, the work or the pay you get for it?
Mines of tears
15 Feb 2013 |
tags: engineering ethics, US, workplace safety
For two decades, Navajo men worked in a New Mexico uranium mine, unaware of the dangers of radiation. There was an 88% mortality rate -- but the case is almost unknown.
The internet is a paradise for cheaters
30 Jan 2013 |
Universities have to work hard to discourage students from cheating.
A more than nominal problem
13 Dec 2012 |
By tempting us to define our own reality, nominalism can throw a whole culture out of whack.
Your face is familiar, but not enough to log you on
16 Oct 2012 |
tags: internet, privacy, technology
Technology that identifies people by their faces, their gait, or even their odour is being touted as an alternative to computer passwords. Think again.
Curiosity kills the sceptics
8 Aug 2012 |
tags: Mars, NASA, space flight, technology
Dropping a robot vehicle on the surface of Mars was "an unprecedented feat of technology that will stand as a point of national pride far into the future," said President Obama. He's right.
The Regnerus Affair: research integrity and politics:
3 Aug 2012 |
Activists are trying discredit and smear a sociologist who has been critical of gay parenting. Their campaign verges on totalitarian suppression of free speech.