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July 2018


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China's Scientific Revolution

China's Scientific Revolution

An old Chinese proverb says: "If you're planning for the year, cultivate rice; if you're planning for the decade, cultivate trees; if you're planning for the century, cultivate children."


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What the Supreme Court Vacancy Means for the Internet

What the Supreme Court Vacancy Means for the Internet

The retirement of Justice Anthony M. Kennedy from the Supreme Court might change the game for environmental protectionsabortion rights and civil rights. But what will it mean for the internet, and issues that matter to techies…


From ACM Opinion

Could Quantum Computing Be the End of Free Will?

Could Quantum Computing Be the End of Free Will?

Faster, more powerful computing has the potential to revolutionize fields from drug delivery to freight transportation.


From Communications of the ACM

A New Perspective on Computational Thinking

A New Perspective on Computational Thinking

Addressing its cognitive essence, universal value, and curricular practices.


From Communications of the ACM

Copyright Blocks a News-Monitoring Technology

Copyright Blocks a News-Monitoring Technology

An evolving technological landscape has made application of copyright law increasingly difficult.


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Blockchain Revolution Without the Blockchain?

Blockchain Revolution Without the Blockchain?

Most of the suggested benefits of blockchain technologies do not come from elements unique to the blockchain.


From Communications of the ACM

Beyond Diversity

Beyond Diversity

Considering the confluence of research questions and sociopolitical dynamics.


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The Case for Disappearing Cyber Security

The Case for Disappearing Cyber Security

A proposal for keeping cyber security both out of sight and out of mind for end users.

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