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Could Terrorists Launch America's Nuclear Missiles?
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Could Terrorists Launch America's Nuclear Missiles?

The Air Force calls the situation "Launch Facilities Down." On Oct. 23, a Wyoming-based squadron of 50 nuclear-tipped intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs)—enough...

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Declare War on Wikileaks

The Pentagon looks defenseless against cyberwarfare.

What Steve Jobs Learned in the Wilderness
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What Steve Jobs Learned in the Wilderness

The saga of Steven P. Jobs is so well known that it has entered the nation’s mythology: he’s the prodigal who returned to Apple in 1997, righted a listing ship...

The School of Hard Drives
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The School of Hard Drives

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan answers questions pertaining to education and technology.

The School of Hard Drives
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The School of Hard Drives

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan answers questions pertaining to education and technology.

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The Snoop In Your Browser

Everyone and his Big Brother wants to log your browsing habits, the better to build a profile of who you are and how you live your life—online and off. Search...

Google's Earth
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Google's Earth

"I actually think most people don't want Google to answer their questions," said the search giant's chief executive, Eric Schmidt, in a recent and controversial...

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The Government Can ­se Gps to Track Your Moves

Government agents can sneak onto your property in the middle of the night, put a GPS device on the bottom of your car and keep track of everywhere you go. This...

The First Church of Robotics
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The First Church of Robotics

This constant stream of stories about artificial intelligence suggests that machines are becoming smart and autonomous, a new form of life, and that we should...

I Tweet, Therefore I Am
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I Tweet, Therefore I Am

On a recent lazy Saturday morning, my daughter and I lolled on a blanket in our front yard, snacking on apricots, listening to a download of E. B. White reading...

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Protecting Privacy

On the internet, nobody knows you’re a dog but advertisers may infer that you own one. The flow of information from users of the internet both to social networks...

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The Google Algorithm

Google handles nearly two-thirds of Internet search queries worldwide. Analysts reckon that most Web sites rely on the search engine for half of their traffic....

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Cutting and Pasting: A Senior Thesis By (insert Name)

A friend who teaches at a well-known eastern university told me recently that plagiarism was turning him into a cop.

China May Displace Oak Ridge For Fastest Computer
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China May Displace Oak Ridge For Fastest Computer

China is expected to dethrone Tennessee as the home of the world's fastest computer by November, a top U.S. Energy Department official said Monday (July 12).

The Medium Is the Medium
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The Medium Is the Medium

Recently, book publishers got some good news. Researchers gave 852 disadvantaged students 12 books (of their own choosing) to take home at the end of the school...

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Enlist It Tools

Throwing more teams of specialists at intelligence gaps that allowed terror suspects to slip through the net will not solve the problem, write Rensselaer Polytechnic...

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Are Cells the New Cigarettes?

The great cosmic joke would be to find out definitively that the advances we thought were blessings--from the hormones women pump into their bodies all their lives...

Stanford's Top Engineer From Chips to Abcs
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Stanford's Top Engineer From Chips to Abcs

James Plummer, dean of Stanford University's school of engineering, envisions an expansion of the electronics industry's purview from information technology to...

In Defense of Computers and the Internet For Learning
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In Defense of Computers and the Internet For Learning

If you’re reading this blog post on a computer, mobile phone or e-reader, please stop what you’re doing immediately. You could be making yourself stupid. And whatever...

Vint Cerf on What the Net Needs Now
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Vint Cerf on What the Net Needs Now

Google's Vint Cerf says the Internet needs better security across all of its levels, and says that common ground must be found concerning what constitutes Internet...
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