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Is Star Trek Tech Possible?
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Is Star Trek Tech Possible?

My friend Veronica Belmont is pretty cool. Nerd, writer, TV host… and now she’s doing an online video series with Engadget called "Dear Veronica," where she answers...

Failure of New U.S. Weapons Systems May Be More Than Science Fiction
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Failure of New U.S. Weapons Systems May Be More Than Science Fiction

A war between China and America is a favorite subject of armchair military analysts. Why would it happen? How would it play out?

Calculating Pluto's Mass With Snapshots From New Horizons
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Calculating Pluto's Mass With Snapshots From New Horizons

As the New Horizons spacecraft is approaching Pluto, it's getting some great shots.

Stephen Hawking Asks a Big Question of Mark Zuckerberg
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Stephen Hawking Asks a Big Question of Mark Zuckerberg

Stephen Hawking woke up Tuesday morning and immediately summoned his handlers.

Technology and The Evolution of Storytelling
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Technology and The Evolution of Storytelling

It is such an exciting time to be a filmmaker.

We Should Drop the Leap Second Before It Causes Real Damage
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We Should Drop the Leap Second Before It Causes Real Damage

The latest leap second couldn’t have come at a worse time.

How to Write About World War III
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How to Write About World War III

One of us first fought World War III from the backseat of a station wagon headed toward Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. For the other, it was at an island cabin on...

Sean Parker: Philanthropy for Hackers
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Sean Parker: Philanthropy for Hackers

In the past several decades, there has been a monumental shift in the distribution of wealth on the planet.

Does a Multiverse Fermi Paradox Disprove the Multiverse?
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Does a Multiverse Fermi Paradox Disprove the Multiverse?

Having just orbited our way through another summer solstice, it feels like time to let slip some more speculative ideas before the hot days of the northern hemisphere...

That Time the CIA Bugged a Cat to Spy on the Soviets
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That Time the CIA Bugged a Cat to Spy on the Soviets

My favorite story about American spying is one I've never been able to verify with the Central Intelligence Agency, and not for lack of trying.

6 Reasons Why We're Underhyping the Internet of Things
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6 Reasons Why We're Underhyping the Internet of Things

Just when you thought the Internet of Things couldn't possibly live up to its hype, along comes a blockbuster, 142-page report from McKinsey Global Institute ("The...

Should a Driverless Car Decide Who Lives or Dies?
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Should a Driverless Car Decide Who Lives or Dies?

The gearheads in Detroit, Tokyo, and Stuttgart have mostly figured out how to build driverless vehicles. Even the Google guys seem to have solved the riddle.

The Future of Computer Science and Engineering is in Your Hands
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The Future of Computer Science and Engineering is in Your Hands

How government service can profoundly influence computer science research and education.

African Americans in the U.S. Computing Sciences Workforce
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African Americans in the U.S. Computing Sciences Workforce

An exploration of the education-to-work pipeline.

An Updated Software Almanac
From Communications of the ACM

An Updated Software Almanac

Research into what makes software projects succeed.

Preserving the Digital Record of Computing History
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Preserving the Digital Record of Computing History

Reflecting on the complexities associated with maintaining rapidly changing information technology.

Respecting People and Respecting Privacy
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Respecting People and Respecting Privacy

Minimizing data collection to protect user privacy and increase security.

Anti-Circumvention Rules Limit Reverse Engineering
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Anti-Circumvention Rules Limit Reverse Engineering

Considering some of the requested exceptions to technical protection mechanisms.

Humans Are Tech's Next Big Thing—And That Could Be Risky
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Humans Are Tech's Next Big Thing—And That Could Be Risky

Internet companies make billions of dollars by capturing one of the world's most precious commodities: your attention.
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