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Immunizing the Internet [Video]

Scientific American contributor Keren Elazari argues in a 2014 TED talk that securing cyberspace is impossible without the help of hackers.

April 4, 2015 — Seth Fletcher

Bitcoin-Based Blockchain Breaks Out

Virtual currencies such as bitcoin rely on this digital public ledger system to guard against fraud, an approach that could likewise secure the coming Internet of things

April 1, 2015 — Larry Greenemeier

Intelligent Robots Must Uphold Human Rights

The common fear is that intelligent machines will turn against humans. But who will save the robots from one another, and from us, one academic asks

March 30, 2015 — Hutan Ashrafian and Nature magazine

Reverse the Odds

Analyze real cancer data by playing a mobile game

March 3, 2015 — Larry Greenemeier

Air Force Space Command General on Keeping Space Collision-Free

Gen. John Hyten, Commander, U.S. Air Force Space Command, talks about the task of tracking all the materials in orbit and keeping them from crashing into one another. Steve Mirsky and Larry Greenemeier report  


February 27, 2015 — Steve Mirsky and Larry Greenemeier
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