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Nonpolitical Tweets May Reveal Political Bias

Word selection among Twitter users who could be identified as likely members of one or the other political party showed specific usage patterns. Christopher Intagliata reports

September 17, 2015 — Christopher Intagliata

NSA Spying Relies on AT&T's "Extreme Willingness to Help"

The National Security Agency's ability to capture Internet traffic on U.S. soil has been based on an extraordinary, decades-long partnership with a single company: AT&T

August 17, 2015 — Julia Angwin, Jeff Larson, ProPublica and New York Times

How Assistive Technologies Enable People with Disabilities

The emergence of mobile “assistive” technologies, influenced heavily by the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) 25 years ago, marks a major step forward for people with disabilities, unlocking unprecedented new possibilities for communication, navigation and independence

August 5, 2015

Alien Intelligence Search Gets Major New Push

Entrepreneur and former physicist Yuri Milner talks about the just-announced $100-million Breakthrough Listen Project to search for extraterrestrial technological civilizations  

July 20, 2015 — Steve Mirsky and Mariette DiChristina

Pluto Mission Finally Calls Home

At 8:52 P.M. Eastern time, July 14, 2015, an all's-well signal from the New Horizons spacecraft finished its 4.5-hour, three-billion-mile trip from near Pluto through the solar system to alert mission control on Earth that it was in working order and had succeeded in gathering data  

July 15, 2015 — Steve Mirsky

How Does Wi-Fi Work?

Have you ever stopped to consider exactly how e-mail or streaming video gets into your smartphone or tablet so quickly, seamlessly, and in real time? That's wi-fi in action. This week, Tech Talker delves into the technology behind wireless devices

July 15, 2015 — Tech Talker Eric Escobar

Pluto, Ready for Your Close-Up!

At just before 7:50 A.M. today, July 14, 2015, the New Horizons spacecraft made its closest approach to Pluto. After a 9.5-year, three-billion-mile voyage, the ship got within about 7,750 miles from the surface

July 14, 2015 — Steve Mirsky

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