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Technological innovations

Moon Shots

From research topics funded by the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency between 2007 and 2012. The list was obtained by the Federation of American Scientists. BiomaterialsMetamaterialsFusion propulsion Read More

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Face the Nation

From news reports in the past year of facial-recognition technologies that have been implemented in China. Read More

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An Energy-Generating Beaver Dam

Thinking small to end the era of big dams

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Crossing the Valley

Like campaigning politicians, pornographers — who are also in the business of galvanizing tired nervous systems — face one problem that never goes away: cutting through the numbness caused by…

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A Radioactive Money Pit

The hidden risks of small-scale nuclear reactors

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The Digital Revolution That Wasn’t

For as long as there have been machines, there have been worries about their power to destroy jobs. The Luddites — early-nineteenth-century artisans who bitterly resisted the new textile machinery…

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The Future Progressive

In his classic book On Liberty, the nineteenth-century British philosopher John Stuart Mill urged that man strive to become “a progressive being.” Mill defined progressivism as the cultivation of individuality;…

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