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Lasers and Drones Help Preserve Ancient Temples

3-D digital preservation not only helps save the memories of historical sites, it also guides restoration projects after natural disasters, such as the earthquakes that damaged the temples of Bagan. Editor's Note: Viewers sensitive to flashing light may want to avoid this video.

January 19, 2017 — Benjamin Meyers

The Hidden Trade in Our Medical Data: Why We Should Worry

For-profit companies use our anonymized medical data in a huge secondary market. Advances in computing make it increasingly possible for outsiders to identify people from among the hundreds of millions of patients in dossiers, putting intimate secrets about our bodies and minds at risk

January 11, 2017 — Adam Tanner

Getting Robots to Say No

Gordon Briggs, a postdoc at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, talks about the article he and Matthias Scheutz, director of the Human Robot Interaction Laboratory at Tufts University, wrote in the January Scientific American titled "The Case for Robot Disobedience." 

December 21, 2016 — Steve Mirsky

Stand Up for Science Journalism!

Staying informed has never been more important.