Flashback to San Antonio

I’d been waiting in the Starbucks with my project partner for an uncomfortable twenty minutes or so, driven to racially profiling customers and even asking one or two if they were the people with whom we were supposed to meet. After we anxiously exchanged ideas about what to do for a few more minutes, a…

“Science for human rights”

Amnesty International has announced the use of satellite images to document the ongoing atrocities in Syria. Amnesty reports that this technology will counter the deadly attack on foreign journalists in Homs last week. Although satellites are not likely to provoke any immediate convictions, they will prove to be a useful tool in investigating crimes against…