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New EPA Report Affirms Fracking Can Contaminate Drinking Water

Meanwhile, Trump just appointed Texas governor Rick Perry and oil magnate Rex Tillerson.
Meredith Rutland Bauer
12.13.16
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A New Era of Assistive Technologies for People with Disabilities

Wheelie is the first computer program that can translate facial expressions into commands that can be sent to a wheelchair, allowing a disabled person to control its movements.
Joseph Neighbor
10.31.16
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A 'Cognitive Healthcare System' is Changing Medical Practices in Remote Areas

A "cognitive healthcare system" links rural patents with doctors, making medical care accessible for even the most remote patients.
Joseph Neighbor
10.12.16
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SpaceX Just Announced What Would Be the Largest Rocket of All Time

This is how Elon Musk wants to take us to Mars.
Carl Franzen
9.27.16
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​Intel’s Skull Canyon Pushes the Limits of Processor Based Graphics

“Integrated graphics” are two words that don’t typically elicit much excitement in conversations with gaming enthusiasts, but the Skull Canyon Intel® NUC for Game Developers may play a key role in changing the idea that a dedicated GPU is necessary...
Servo Jeffersen
8.24.16
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A Family Lineage of Exploration Inspired Bertrand Piccard’s Solar Impulse

A family legacy of exploration and innovation inspired Bertrand Piccard to change the world
Servo Jeffersen
8.4.16
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Gesture Based Interfaces Will Provide Immersive Infotainment Experiences

With a 3D camera and a projector, gesture based computing could provide infotainment hubs for public uses
Joseph Neighbor
7.25.16
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The 'Swedish Fish Theory’ Is About More Than Candy

Repair technicians have more empathy for your lost data than you might expect.
Joseph Neighbor
7.25.16
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The Behavioral Economics of ‘The Swedish Fish Theory’

The Swedish Fish Theory seems to be about reciprocity–"If I do something nice for you, you do something nice for me"
Joseph Neighbor
7.25.16
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To Protect Privacy, One Developer Aims To Design A More Decentralized Internet

A Swedish developer is building a better, more decentralized internet. Can it work?”
Joseph Neighbor
7.25.16
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​‘The Swedish Fish Theory’ Brings a Personal Touch to an Impersonal World

Sometimes, a little gesture goes a long way
Joseph Neighbor
7.25.16
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HTML5 Could Make Gaming More Accessible for People With Disabilities

Evolving technologies are bringing state-of-the-art games to anyone, regardless of special needs.
Servo Jeffersen
7.7.16