engineering ethics


Tragedy in Taiwan: Collapse of the Golden Dragon Building

Karl D. Stephan | 16 February 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: earthquake, engineering ethics, Taiwan
Taiwan's resilience is an engineering success story.


Earthquake prediction goes commercial — sort of

Karl D. Stephan | 22 January 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: earthquake, engineering ethics, science
With so many lives at stake, what are the ethics?


Sandwich panels and the Dubai hotel fire

Karl D. Stephan | 07 January 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: engineering ethics
Cheaper cladding produced the latest towering inferno.


Child’s Play: Hacking the Internet of Things

Karl D. Stephan | 11 December 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: engineering ethics, hacking, internet of things, Internet security
Are manufacturers doing enough to protect our privacy?


Modern technology: triumph or tragedy?

Karl D. Stephan | 07 December 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: engineering ethics, history of technology, progress, technology
Engineers sometimes get bad press, but where would we be without them?


Rolling back mass surveillance

Karl D. Stephan | 24 November 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: engineering ethics, Internet security, privacy, surveillance
Is it possible to regain privacy on the internet?


Arms control for cyberwarfare weapons

Karl D. Stephan | 03 November 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: engineering ethics, free speech, internet, spyware
The price of liberty is eternal vigilance.


Kids with smartphones: does the good outweigh the bad?

Karl D. Stephan | 30 October 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: children and technology, engineering ethics, family meals, smartphones
Not if they bring them to dinner.


Tianjin tragedy: a painful lesson

Karl D. Stephan | 18 August 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: China, disasters, engineering ethics
Can we expect this horrific disaster to lead to any improvements in safety?


Inside out for real: brain mapping and privacy

Karl D. Stephan | 14 July 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: brain research, engineering ethics, privacy
Technology that can read your mind will get better and cheaper. Then what?


Driverless cars: good news for whom?

Karl D. Stephan | 15 May 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: engineering ethics, technology use
Operators of delivery fleets would like nothing better than to turn their personnel headaches into autonomous-vehicle maintenance accounts.


A bridge too close

Karl D. Stephan | 02 April 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: engineering, engineering ethics
The day our author almost became a statistic.


GoldieBlox and the female engineer

Karl D. Stephan | 09 December 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: engineering ethics
A new line of toys encourages girls into the profession. And fair enough, says an old hand.


Will remote car hacking stop before it starts?

Karl D. Stephan | 05 December 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: cars, engineering ethics, technology
Car manufacturers all over the world are preparing for the day when hackers can get control of networked cars.


Space flight will always be a risky business

Karl D. Stephan | 10 November 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: engineering, engineering ethics, space flight
A failure rate of 5 percent may not be a great advertisement for space tourism.


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