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The Facebook Controversy: Privacy Is Not the Issue

April 18, 2018 — Peter Bruce

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The Internet Needs a Tune-Up

April 13, 2018 — Mariette Dichristina and Steve Mirsky

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Can AI Really Solve Facebook's Problems?

April 13, 2018 — Larry Greenemeier

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An Agile Robotic Fish Swims into New Waters

For a robot to help scientists truly understand marine life it must engage underwater environments without disturbing them. Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers report in Science Robotics this week their agile, undulating soft robotic fish does just that, having observed and recorded aquatic life along coral reefs in the Pacific Ocean at depths of up to 18 meters. A product of MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), the robot exchanges information with human divers via an acoustic communication modem and propels itself using a motor-powered water pump rather than more disruptive and less agile water jets or propellers that chase away the fish researchers want to study.

March 21, 2018

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Rev Up Photosynthesis to Boost Crop Yields

60-Second Science - April 2, 2018 - By Mariette DiChristina and Steve Mirsky01:57
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Blockchain beyond Bitcoin: The Energy Sector

Science Talk - February 28, 2018 - By Kevin Begos and Steve Mirsky11:37
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Big Cities Have Fewer Tweeters Per Capita

60-Second Science - February 26, 2018 - By Christopher Intagliata01:45
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A Future for American Energy

Science Talk - January 29, 2018 - By Steve Mirsky39:44
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