Curiosity Daily Podcast: How Technology Is Enabling Archeological Discoveries (w/ Elizabeth Sawchuk and Mary Prendergast) and the Privacy Risks of Eye-Tracking Tech

Researchers Elizabeth Sawchuk and Mary Prendergast discuss the surprising discoveries archaeologists are making thanks to new technology. Plus: learn how eye-tracking software can tell you more about you than you think.

June 02, 2020

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Eye-tracking software can tell more about you than you think by Grant Currin

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