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Making It in America

In the past decade, the flow of goods emerging from U.S. factories has risen by about a third. Factory employment has fallen by roughly the same fraction.

The War on Red-Light Cameras
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The War on Red-Light Cameras

Late last month, after a drawn-out battle dating back to November, Houston finally turned off its 70 red-light cameras. City residents voted them down in a referendum...

Down with Pi! The Math Nerds Behind the Tau Movement
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Down with Pi! The Math Nerds Behind the Tau Movement

Happy Tau Day, everyone! Every June 28, a rogue fleet of math nerds makes its case for the abolition of arguably the most important irrational number in the world...

Are You Following a Bot?
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Are You Following a Bot?

How to manipulate social movements by hacking Twitter.

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Darpa's Humanoid Robbie Never Takes His Eyes Off You

In preparation for National Robotics Week, an initiative of the Congressional Robotics Caucus, at the National Museum of American History, which kicks off on...

Mind vs. Machine
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Mind vs. Machine

In the race to build computers that can think like humans, the proving ground is the Turing Test—an annual battle between the world’s most advanced artificial...

The Density of Innovation
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The Density of Innovation

A map showing the density of innovation based on the number of patents in the high-tech industry reveals that the median density of innovation is .008 patents per...

Prison Without Walls
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Prison Without Walls

Incarceration in America is a failure by almost any measure. But what if the prisons could be turned inside out, with convicts released into society under constant...
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