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The Science Fiction Effect

It's alive! Neurophysiology. Huddled around a warm fireplace one cold summer's night in 1816, a small group of friends decided to hold a competition to see who...

Five Reasons The Robo-Car Haters Are Wrong
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Five Reasons The Robo-Car Haters Are Wrong

The self-driving cars we’ve been promised since the dawn of the auto age are here.

A Discussion With David Farber: Bandwidth, Cyber Security, and the Obsolescence of the Internet
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A Discussion With David Farber: Bandwidth, Cyber Security, and the Obsolescence of the Internet

Internet technology veteran David Farber projects that within a decade, computers will be outfitted with optical connections rather than pins for networking, and...

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Privacy, Technology, and Law

Every day, those of us who live in the digital world give little bits of ourselves away. On Facebook and LinkedIn. To servers that store our email, Google searches...

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How to Tackle Cybersecurity

There is a right way and a wrong way to address cybersecurity.

Beyond Sopa
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Beyond Sopa

We welcomed the collapse this month of two flawed bills to prevent online piracy, bills that could have stifled speech and undermined Internet safety. But piracy...

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Yes We Scan

Locked in our federal vaults is a tremendous storehouse of information that if digitized would form a core for our digital public libraries in America with huge...

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Time For Robots to Get Real

From robotic slug-killers to dancing humanoids, there's a lot of media buzz around robots.

How to Make Science and Tech Jobs More Enticing to Undergrads
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How to Make Science and Tech Jobs More Enticing to Undergrads

The number of U.S. undergraduate degrees being awarded in most STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering and math) has risen steadily in recent years...

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Coding For Success

Hoxton, we have a problem. Much has been written about how we need to improve the way we educate our children about technology. This is all great, but it's not...

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Warning: This Site Contains Conspiracy Theories

In its early days, the Web was often imagined as a global clearinghouse—a new type of library, with the sum total of human knowledge always at our fingertips. 

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Why 2012, Despite Privacy Fears, Isn't Like Orwell's 1984

Last week was a remarkable one for the Web: A week that proved George Orwell's "Nineteen Eighty-Four" incredibly prescient yet woefully incorrect.

What Have We Learned About Software Engineering?
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What Have We Learned About Software Engineering?

Upon closer examination, everything old appears to be new again in the realm of software engineering.

Emotion and Security
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Emotion and Security

Examining the role of human emotional response in making complex security-related decisions.

Wanton Acts of Debuggery
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Wanton Acts of Debuggery

Keep your debug messages clear, useful, and not annoying.

Yet Another Technology Cusp
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Yet Another Technology Cusp: Confusion, Vendor Wars, and Opportunities

Considering the unexpected risks associated with seemingly minor technological changes.

Peer Instruction
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Peer Instruction: A Teaching Method to Foster Deep Understanding

How the computing education community can learn from physics education.

Incentive Auctions
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Incentive Auctions

Reallocating valuable wireless spectrum can generate billions of dollars in revenue to the U.S. federal government while also benefiting consumers.

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The Great and Powerful Reddit

Of all the sites that went dark on Wednesday to protest Congress's misguided anti-piracy legislation, Reddit was the one I missed most.

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Smith: Facts Will Overcome Fears

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas)  issued a statement in response to reports that some members have dropped their support of the Stop Online...
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