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The Internet at 40

Although the Internet did not get its name until the mid-1980s, December 5, 2009, marks the 40th anniversary of the day when the Defense Department's Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) connected four computer nodes to create a "network of networks"--a fateful link-up that would evolve into the Internet

Ignorance not bliss when it comes to using the Internet, experts say

NEW YORK, N.Y. — While computers, the Internet and mobile phones have brought their users a great degree of freedom, they've also had a severe impact on privacy, the distribution of information and security, a panel of computer scientists, law enforcement and journalists said Thursday at a Marconi Society symposium here...

April 17, 2009 — Larry Greenemeier

The Internet of Things

The principles that gave rise to the Internet are now leading to a new kind of network of everyday devices, an "Internet-0"

October 1, 2004 — Neil Gershenfeld, Raffi Krikorian and Danny Cohen

Searching for Intelligence

Author and journalist Carl Zimmer talks about the search for the physiological and biological basis of intelligence, the subject of his article in the October issue of Scientific American magazine...

October 1, 2008 — Steve Mirsky

Science and America's Future

Argonne National Laboratory director Robert Rosner talks about the role of science in keeping America an economic leader. Plus, we'll test your knowledge of some recent science in the news...

March 12, 2008 — Steve Mirsky

Privacy and the Quantum Internet

Courtesy of some of the weirdest laws of physics, we may someday be able to search and surf the Web without anyone collecting our data

October 1, 2009 — Seth Lloyd

Internet Eavesdropping: A Brave New World of Wiretapping

As telephone conversations have moved to the Internet, so have those who want to listen in. But the technology needed to do so would entail a dangerous expansion of the government's surveillance powers...

September 1, 2008 — Whitfield Diffie and Susan Landau
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