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Monthly Archives: July 2017

twitter

Social media really began to come to the fore about a decade ago, around the same time smartphones began making their way into our hands. Prior to that, social networks had existed, but had...
data

Luis Ceze, University of Washington and Karin Strauss, University of Washington Humanity is producing data at an unimaginable rate, to the point that storage technologies can’t keep up. Every five years, the amount of data...
Ultracold qubits

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office Researchers have taken an important step toward the long-sought goal of a quantum computer, which in theory should be capable of vastly faster computations than conventional computers, for...
Twitter

The Twitter messages of Donald J. Trump, the entrepreneurial businessman turned US president, show that he is creative, competitive and a rule-breaker, but also has neurotic tendencies. An analysis of Trump's tweets and what...

Jessica Berg, Case Western Reserve University The announcement by researchers in Portland, Oregon that they’ve successfully modified the genetic material of a human embryo took some people by surprise. With headlines referring to “groundbreaking” research and...
electric vehicles

Amy Myers Jaffe, University of California, Davis and Lewis Fulton, University of California, Davis When will cars powered by gas-guzzling internal combustion engines become obsolete? Not as soon as it seems, even with the latest...

Shontavia Johnson, Drake University Free expression on TV and social media generates big ratings and even bigger online followings. Unscripted reality stars claim to bring their authentic expressions to the public through these channels. Beyond...

Ian Haydon, University of Washington In a factory just outside San Francisco, there’s an upright stainless steel vat the size of a small car, and it’s got something swirling inside. The vat is studded with gauges,...

Sascha Meinrath, Pennsylvania State University Digital technologies like the internet and smartphones are transforming our lives and society. They are proving to be powerful tools for liberating individuals’ creative and entrepreneurial potential, as well as...
invest

It is common for businesses across the world to have their own stocks and shares in the stock market, which are traded by individuals and businesses on a national scale. Often, successful businesses also...

Alpha Arsano is standing next to the MIT Chapel’s marble alter, admiring the view through the domed skylight above. Outside, water surrounds the cylindrical red-brick structure like a shallow moat. Inside the chapel, the...
Scientist

Donald Boesch, University of Maryland Scientists are busy people, but every year thousands donate many hours of their time without payment to advise Congress and federal government agencies. They provide input on all kinds of...