design research

Temperature and Civil War (11-24-09)

Researchers from University of California, Berkeley, Stanford, New York University, and Harvard working on a joint project have found that higher temperatures in Africa, that can be anticipated due to global warming, are likely to increase the incidence of civil war there over 50% within the next 20 years.

Walking Distracted (11-18-09)

Art Kramer, a University of Illinois psychology professor, leads a research team that has uncovered additional evidence that cell-phone users do not focus as intently on their physical environments as people not using cell phones.