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Stories by Chip Walter

Why We Kiss

Researchers are revealing hidden complexities behind the simple act of kissing, which relays powerful messages to your brain, body and partner

March 1, 2016 — Chip Walter

Affairs of the Lips

Researchers are revealing hidden complexities behind the simple act of kissing, which relays powerful messages to your brain, body and partner

October 23, 2012 — Chip Walter

Affairs of the Lips: Why We Kiss

Researchers are revealing hidden complexities behind the simple act of kissing, which relays powerful messages to your brain, body and partner

January 31, 2008 — Chip Walter

A Little Privacy, Please

Computer scientist Latanya Sweeney helps to save confidentiality with "anonymizing" programs, "deidentifiers" and other clever algorithms. Whether they are enough, however, is another question

June 17, 2007 — Chip Walter

Why Do We Cry?

Other animals howl when they are in distress, but only humans weep tears of sorrow—or joy

November 29, 2006 — Chip Walter

Kryder's Law

The doubling of processor speed every 18 months is a snail's pace compared with rising hard-disk capacity, and Mark Kryder plans to squeeze in even more bits

August 1, 2005 — Chip Walter

You, Robot

He says humans will download their minds into computers one day. With a new robotics firm, Hans Moravec begins the journey from warehouse drones to robo sapiens

January 1, 2005 — Chip Walter