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Using 3D Printing and Design To Change the Way We Look at Disability

The technology involved in creating artificial limbs has come a long way in the last few decades. We have now witnessed a paralyzed man kick a soccer ball at the... more

Written By: | Posted: 07/1/14


Do You Trust Internet-Connected Appliances Enough To Let Them Run Your Home?

The idea that household appliances need Internet-connected capabilities has always seemed over the top. Take the example of Samsung’s infamous “smart fridge.”... more

Written By: | Posted: 02/3/14

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NASA’s Next Frontier: Growing Plants On The Moon

A small team at NASA’s Ames Research Center has set out to “boldly grow where no man has grown before” – and they’re doing it with the help of thousands of... more

Written By: | Posted: 11/25/13

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Watching The Police: Will Two-Way Surveillance Reduce Crime And Increase Accountability?

Two years ago, Alvin, a teenager in Harlem, was walking down the street when he was approached by three NYPD officers. Without providing a valid reason for the stop, the... more

Written By: | Posted: 06/11/13

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CrowdOptic To Put Augmented Reality Art Gallery in Toronto Cityscape

Application testing for the event showed what a “virtual gallery” might look like (source: CrowdOptic) In two weeks, tens of thousands of people will fill the streets... more

Written By: | Posted: 06/6/13

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SnapChat, Self-Destructing Message Service, Tries To Reverse Permanence Of Modern Digital Life

You would think that it would be a terrible idea for a company accused of helping teenagers send each other sexually explicit images to feature bikini-clad young girls in... more

Written By: | Posted: 05/25/13

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Lessons From Crowdsourcing The Boston Bombing Investigation

All it took was a couple of hours for high-school sophomore Salah Barhoum to have his entire world turned upside down. Up until that point, he was best known for being a... more

Written By: | Posted: 04/23/13


Why Your Next Phone Will Include Fingerprint, Facial, And Voice Recognition

In some ways, it’s a marvel that even half of consumers bother to lock their phones. You would think the benefits would be obvious enough: by entering a few numbers, you... more

Written By: | Posted: 04/18/13

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Yes, You Can Hack a Pacemaker (and Other Medical Devices Too)

Photo Credit: Bloomberg. Barnaby Jack demonstrates an insulin pump attack on a mannequin. On Sunday’s episode of the Emmy award-winning show Homeland, the Vice... more

Written By: | Posted: 12/9/12


Nate Silver and Political Data: Every One of His State-level Presidential Predictions Proved True

For the last few months, the political pundit class has been at war with NYT/FiveThirtyEight blogger Nate Silver.  Joe Scarborough of MSNBC called him a “joke,” while... more

Written By: | Posted: 11/8/12


Billboards and TVs Detect Your Face: Advertisers Salivate

To a computer, your face is a set of points and measurements between your features, but to advertisers, these data sets mean lucrative profits and a new way to connect... more

Written By: | Posted: 08/8/12

Biometric Identification - Science Fiction Meets Reality

India To Biometrically Identify All Of Its 1.2 Billion Citizens

When you think of cutting-edge innovation, a massive bureaucracy might be the last thing that comes to mind.   But in India, a massive experiment is underway to take a... more

Written By: | Posted: 07/10/12