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January 14, 2020
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How high-speed internet is bringing people ‘out of the dark ages’ to reshape work and life in rural America

As Beth Carlson prepared to take her son to a hospital eight hours away for surgery on a benign brain tumor last winter, one major worry aside from the procedure weighed on her mind. How would the family stay in … Continue reading

January 14, 2019
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How technology can speed help to malnourished children in the effort to end global hunger

When Ebola cut its cruel swath through Sierra Leone in 2014 – ultimately killing thousands – aid workers fled the West Africa nation in droves to escape the outbreak. But the opposite urge overcame Jochen Moninger. He dug in.

July 11, 2018
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Microsoft tests a datacenter under the sea

Microsoft is leveraging technology from submarines and working with pioneers in marine energy for the second phase of its moonshot to develop self-sufficient underwater datacenters that can deliver lightning-quick cloud services to coastal cities. An experimental, shipping-container-size prototype is processing … Continue reading

May 6, 2018
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Like taking a whole scientific team with you on a walk: iNaturalist helps spawn a generation of citizen scientists

Jennifer Rycenga used to get depressed when she thought about the environment. The impacts of climate change made the avid birdwatcher feel powerless. Until a rattlesnake appeared in her path on a hike six years ago.

May 30, 2017
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Why artificial intelligence needs the human touch

Forget the scare stories: AI is produced by engineers and its creators have the capability to design it in ways that enhance, rather than hinder, peoples’ lives “I propose to consider the question, ‘can machines think?’ This should begin with … Continue reading