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Why the I.R.S. Fears Bitcoin
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Why the I.R.S. Fears Bitcoin

The extraordinary rise in the value of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies has led many people to worry that this market is a giant bubble.

The New Way Your Computer Can Be Attacked
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The New Way Your Computer Can Be Attacked

On January 3, the world learned about a series of major security vulnerabilities in modern microprocessors. Called Spectre and Meltdown, these vulnerabilities were...

China's Breathtaking Transformation Into a Scientific Superpower
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China's Breathtaking Transformation Into a Scientific Superpower

The National Science Foundation and the National Science Board have just released their biennial "Science & Engineering Indicators," a voluminous document describing...

Forget the Robot Singularity Apocalypse. Let's Talk About the Multiplicity
From ACM Opinion

Forget the Robot Singularity Apocalypse. Let's Talk About the Multiplicity

For a species that's conquered Earth and traveled through space and invented the Slapchop, we humans sure are insecure when it comes to technology.

STEAM Not STEM: Why Scientists Need Arts Training
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STEAM Not STEM: Why Scientists Need Arts Training

From biotech to climate change, advances in technology raise significant moral questions. To engage responsibly, our next generation of scientists need training...

Can Robots Tighten the Bolts on a Rickety Caregiver Sector?
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Can Robots Tighten the Bolts on a Rickety Caregiver Sector?

In 2015 I was watching a dress rehearsal for a play about love, loss and aging. In a climactic scene, the lead actress gesticulated and shouted, while her co-star...

Beyond the Bitcoin Bubble
From ACM Opinion

Beyond the Bitcoin Bubble

layer innocent nothing argue pottery winner cotton menu task slim merge maid   The sequence of words is meaningless: a random array strung together by an algorithm...
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