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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

In Defense of Big Data

A Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor makes the case that critics of big data are wrong—abundant information and our ability to process it really is leading to a revolution...

July 25, 2015 — THE EDITORS

How Much Information Can Earth Hold?

What is the information storage capacity of Earth, and how full is it today? The answer tells us surprising things about the growth of order in the universe

July 22, 2015 — César A. Hidalgo
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Scientific American Health & Medicine

Scientific American Health & Medicine