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Nine Real NASA Technologies in 'The Martian'
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Nine Real NASA Technologies in 'The Martian'

Mars has held a central place in human imagination and culture for millennia.

In Search of the Keys to the Virtual City
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In Search of the Keys to the Virtual City

I'm not the first man to believe that he might fix London.

Why Neuroscience Needs Hackers
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Why Neuroscience Needs Hackers

There was a time when neuroscientists could only dream of having such a problem.

The Upside of a Downturn in Silicon Valley
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The Upside of a Downturn in Silicon Valley

In October 2008, in the early days of the last economic collapse, Sequoia Capital invited founders of technology companies to a frank meeting outlining the new...

Who Won Science Fiction's Hugo Awards, and Why It Matters
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Who Won Science Fiction's Hugo Awards, and Why It Matters

Since 1953, to be nominated for a Hugo Award, among the highest honors in science fiction and fantasy writing, has been a dream come true for authors who love time...

Here's Why American Students Don’t Learn Computer Science
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Here's Why American Students Don’t Learn Computer Science

America's youth isn't getting a decent education when it comes to the basics of technology, and a survey conducted by Google and Gallup shows why.

Psychiatry Is Reinventing Itself Thanks to Advances in Biology
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Psychiatry Is Reinventing Itself Thanks to Advances in Biology

A revolution is under way in psychiatry. The science underpinning this discipline has in the past shifted from psychology to pharmacology, and now it is changing...

What Is Elegance in Science?
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What Is Elegance in Science?

In 1957, a few years after Francis Crick co-discovered the DNA double helix and a few years before he co-won a Nobel Prize for doing so, he published a paper on...

How Close Are We Really to a Robot-Run Society?
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How Close Are We Really to a Robot-Run Society?

From Rosie, the Jetsons' robot maid, to Arnold Schwarzenegger's cyborg in The Terminator, popular culture has frequently conceived of robots as having a human-like...

The Pros and Cons of the 'PACM' Proposal
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The Pros and Cons of the 'PACM' Proposal: Counterpoint

In "Should Conferences Meet Journals and Where?" ACM Publications Board co-chairs Joseph A. Konstan and Jack W. Davidson introduce a proposal that would interweave...

The Pros and Cons of the 'PACM' Proposal
From Communications of the ACM

The Pros and Cons of the 'PACM' Proposal: Point

In "Should Conferences Meet Journals and Where?" ACM Publications Board co-chairs Joseph A. Konstan and Jack W. Davidson introduce a proposal that would interweave...

Theory Without Experiments
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Theory Without Experiments: Have We Gone Too Far?

Seeking a better understanding of computing through a mixture of theory and appropriate experimental evidence.

Experiments as Research Validation
From Communications of the ACM

Experiments as Research Validation: Have We Gone Too Far?

Reconsidering conference paper reviewers' requirements for experimental evidence.

Automated Education and the Professional
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Automated Education and the Professional

Technology boffins argue the new technologies of intelligent personal learning environments will put universities out of business. Will the purported successor,...

The Value of Social Theories for Global Computing
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The Value of Social Theories for Global Computing

Conceptual toolkits for projects that work.

The Rise of the Robo Notice
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The Rise of the Robo Notice

Examining the conflicting claims involving the use of automated tools in copyright-related notice-and-takedown procedures.

Innovators Assemble
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Innovators Assemble: Ada Lovelace, Walter Isaacson, and the Superheroines of Computing

Can computing history be both inspiring and accurate?

Move Over, Siri—The Next Generation of Virtual Assistants Is Almost Here
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Move Over, Siri—The Next Generation of Virtual Assistants Is Almost Here

Virtual voice-controlled assistants such as Siri, Cortana and Google Now are magical.

It's Operating Systems Vs. Messaging Apps In The Battle For Tech's Next Frontier
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It's Operating Systems Vs. Messaging Apps In The Battle For Tech's Next Frontier

As mobile devices continue to explore and colonize the technology landscape, their conquests are leading us to a new era, beyond search and apps.
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