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A Robot Stole My Pulitzer!
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A Robot Stole My Pulitzer!

Can technology be autonomous?

Vernor Vinge Is Optimistic About the Collapse of Civilization
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Vernor Vinge Is Optimistic About the Collapse of Civilization

"I think that [civilization] coming back would actually be a very big surprise," he says. "The difference between us and us 10,000 years ago is … we know it can...

Robotics Trends For 2012
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Robotics Trends For 2012

IEEE's Erico Guizzo and Hizook.com founder Travis Deyle make several predictions regarding what will be big news in robotics this year.

Is Human Mobility Tracking a Good Idea?
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Is Human Mobility Tracking a Good Idea?

Considering the trade-offs associated with human mobility tracking.

Reading CS Classics
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Reading CS Classics

Revisiting required reading.

Improving Gender Composition in Computing
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Improving Gender Composition in Computing

Combining academic and industry representation, the NCWIT Pacesetters program works to increase the participation of girls and women in computing.

Information Technology and Gross National Happiness
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Information Technology and Gross National Happiness

Connecting digital technologies and happiness.

Can Services and Platform Thinking Help the U.S. Postal Service?
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Can Services and Platform Thinking Help the U.S. Postal Service?

How the U.S. Postal Service might improve the efficiency of its delivery platform.

Dangerously Vague Cybersecurity Legislation Threatens Civil Liberties
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Dangerously Vague Cybersecurity Legislation Threatens Civil Liberties

There is a spate of proposed cybersecurity legislation working its way through the House and Senate. The bills are aimed primarily at facilitating cooperation regarding...

Data Mining and Kids: Thank Goodness She Didn't Pay Cash!
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Data Mining and Kids: Thank Goodness She Didn't Pay Cash!

Remember the movie The Minority Report? It is based upon a Philip K. Dick novel of the same name. Well, the movie is supposed to portray an implausible dystopian...

Rebecca Mackinnon Discusses Threats to Internet Freedom: Part 1
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Rebecca Mackinnon Discusses Threats to Internet Freedom: Part 1

Rebecca MacKinnon shares insights about Internet freedom, including the roles and responsibilities of citizens, corporations, and governments.  

Rebecca Mackinnon Discusses Threats to Internet Freedom: Part 1
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Rebecca Mackinnon Discusses Threats to Internet Freedom: Part 1

Rebecca MacKinnon shares insights about Internet freedom, including the roles and responsibilities of citizens, corporations, and governments.  

Google Adds (even More) Links to the Pentagon
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Google Adds (even More) Links to the Pentagon

On Monday, the Defense Department’s best-known geek announced that she was leaving the Pentagon for a job at Google. It was an unexpected move: Washington and Mountain...

Safecast Geiger Counter Reference Design
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Safecast Geiger Counter Reference Design

This past weekend marked the anniversary of the Tohoku-Oki earthquake that devastated Japan.

Captain Michio and the World of Tomorrow
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Captain Michio and the World of Tomorrow

By 2020, the word "computer" will have vanished from the English language, physicist Michio Kaku predicts.

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Reading Over Your Shoulder: Social Readers and Privacy Law

My friends, who are generally well educated and intelligent, read a lot of garbage.

Cyberwar Is Already ­pon ­S
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Cyberwar Is Already ­pon ­S

In the nearly 20 years since David Ronfeldt and I introduced our concept of cyberwar, this new mode of conflict has become a reality.

Supercomputers Can Save ­.s. Manufacturing
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Supercomputers Can Save ­.s. Manufacturing

High-performance computing developed at the national labs powers much of the innovation behind the most successful U.S. commercial firms. This expertise may also...

International Reactions to Google's New Privacy Policy
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International Reactions to Google's New Privacy Policy

Google's new privacy policy took effect last Thursday, following several weeks campaigning to educate users on the changes. The policy will allow them to consolidate...

Schmidt: The Web Will Dissolve National Barriers
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Schmidt: The Web Will Dissolve National Barriers

Google's Eric Schmidt believes the Internet is breaking down national barriers. "Loyalty is not just to a nation but to friends and interests," Schmidt said in...
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