A concept that animates hundreds of millions in Federal spending needs to be retired.
I’m a contributing editor at MIT Technology Review. Until recently I blogged the converging crises of the 21st century for Grist. I report for Wired and Scientific American, and I’ve got projects cooking for The BBC, The Atlantic and Smithsonian.
Lately I’ve been helping friends launch an experiment in alternate funding models for science and environment-focused media, called MajorPlanet.
In another life I was a crayfish neuroscientist specializing in functional and anatomical studies via Magnetic Resonance Imaging.
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Northrup Grumman is having no trouble adapting its speeders to the cold.
As military hardware uses more off the shelf components, it has become vulnerable to common exploits.
And it's not because subjects have been trained to "smize".
BookBoon's books are free and ad-supported. Oh the humanity.
Hackers could automate a social engineering trick that has already been proven to work.
Research suggests social networks remedy the isolation of modern life.
"It would be really interesting if Facebook launched a credit card. In fact, it would be terrifying."
Wearable computing, the end of keyboards, enhanced security and sex could all benefit from Touché.
"One hundred years from now, the role of science and technology will be about becoming part of nature rather than trying to control it."