Mary Catherine Lockmiller

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An PhD student invented a robot that can grow fruits and vegetables on Mars

Many scientists believe that eventually the Earth will die. When that happens, humanity will need to vacate and find a new home, possibly on Mars.<p>Heather Hava, an aerospace engineering student at the University of Colorado Boulder, wants to make sure we have a way to grow food when we get there. …

A World Without Work

For centuries, experts have predicted that machines would make workers obsolete. That moment may finally be arriving. Could that be a good thing?<p><b>1. Youngstown, U.S.A.</b><p>The end of work is still just a futuristic concept for most of the United States, but it is something like a moment in history for …

The Future of Libraries Is Bigger Than Books

Modern libraries are essential in underserved communities as places where everyone is welcome to gather, work, borrow materials, or just spend time.

Makerspaces

The once and future library

Beyond being a book repository, the ancient Library of Alexandria was a working resource for scholars. Joined physically to the "Mouseion" — a Greek …

MIT

How the ECL Works

How UNESCO Is Crowdsourcing The Preservation Of World Heritage

The United4Heritage initiative is part of a team creating a digital backup plan for threatened cultural monuments.<p>In recent years, we’ve seen a shocking number of historic sites around the world–some dating back thousands and thousands of years–destroyed. Sometimes it’s vandalism–think the Temple …

Ex-Kleiner VC Ellen Pao Introduces Diversity Initiative

Ellen Pao, who helped shine a light on gender-discrimination issues in Silicon Valley with her lawsuit against a top venture capital firm, unveiled …

Silicon Valley

I saw something horrible and wrong in VR

And I don't want to go back<p><i>Warning: this post includes graphic content.</i><p>I went over to a friend's house the other day to have some quality time in his Oculus Rift. He has a nice apartment, and instead of hiding the Oculus away in a bedroom, he's devised a setup where you can sit at the kitchen table …

Virtual Reality

The Impacts Of Big Data That You May Not Have Heard Of

Big Data is a buzzword amongst businessmen nowadays. Regardless of industry or company size, it manages to squeeze into every nook and cranny. There are at least three ways that Big Data has been impacting companies that everyone should understand moving forward.<p><b>It has revolutionized old-school</b> …

Big Data

Big Data for Marketing? You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet.

The data that informs your marketing today is probably the equivalent of a few quick notes quickly jotted down on a sticky note on your desk.<p>I know, …

Marketing

Why big data and privacy are often at odds

Big data capture and analysis are powerful tools. It is time to consider who these tools benefit and who they may harm.<p>User privacy concerns date …

FBI Hints It Paid Hackers $1 Million to Get Into San Bernardino iPhone

When the FBI dropped its case against Apple last month after announcing that it had purchased a hacking solution to get into the locked iPhone …

Once More Unto the Breach: What It Takes to Defeat Cyberattackers - MIT Technology Review

Picture this: It’s the evening before a big holiday. Family and friends descend upon your home to enjoy a relaxing meal and time away from the office.<p>…

Data’s Identity in Today’s Economy - MIT Technology Review

To call data a kind of capital isn't metaphorical. It’s literal.<p>In economics, capital is a produced good, as opposed to a natural resource, that is …

Crisis Communication After an Attack - MIT Technology Review

Here’s an increasingly common scenario: You’re a business or IT leader, and you learn—quite possibly from sources outside your company—that …

Suicide rates have gone up in the US since 1999, CDC study finds

The rate of suicides in the US has gone up over the past 15 years — for almost everyone. The percentage of overall deaths attributable to suicide was 24 percent higher in 2014 than it was in 1999 for everyone under the age of 75, according to a new study by the CDC’s National Center for Health …

How Men And Women Differ In Their Approach To Online Privacy And Security

Pew Research estimates that 84% of American adults use the internet, a place where privacy and security are in short supply. What do internet users want in terms of security and privacy? What do they do to protect their own privacy and security when they use the internet? Hide My Ass! (HMA) …

Social Media

U.S. government worse than all major industries on cyber security: report | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. federal, state and local government agencies rank in last place in cyber security when compared against 17 major private industries, including transportation, retail and healthcare, according to a new report released Thursday.<p>An analyst looks at code in the malware lab …

Cybersecurity

Untrained guardians: cybersecurity optional in top computer science programs

A new survey has found that many of the top computer science and engineering programs in U.S. universities give little more than a passing thought to …

Researchers Crack Microsoft and Google's Shortened URLs to Spy on People

For anyone with minimalist tastes or an inability to use copy-paste keyboard shortcuts, URL shorteners may seem like a perfectly helpful convenience. …

A Scheme to Encrypt the Entire Web Is Actually Working

Apple's move to encrypt your iPhone and WhatsApp's rollout of end-to-end encrypted messaging have generated plenty of privacy applause and law …

An Attack on Privacy From the Senators Charged With Protecting It

A newly proposed anti-encryption bill would put every American at greater risk from foreign governments, hackers, and President Trump.<p>A generation ago—after America’s spy agencies were exposed as perpetrators of massive civil-rights violations, abuses of power, and misdeeds abroad—oversight …

What You Should Know About Congress's Latest Attempt to Criminalize Encryption

A new draft bill in Congress will force tech companies to undermine or break their own security features and encryption anytime law enforcement asks …

Microsoft sues US government over 'unconstitutional' cloud data searches

'People do not give up their rights when they move their private information from physical storage to the cloud.'<p>A major tech company and the US government are at odds once again. Microsoft has filed a lawsuit against the Justice Department, claiming that it's "unconstitutional" to force the …

Impact of Internet Connectivity in Africa and Emerging Markets

Internet. This has to be the one invention that has revolutionized everything in the world. From how we shop, how we converse, how we eat, how we …

Long term vegetarian diet changes human DNA raising risk of cancer and heart disease

Long term vegetarianism can lead to genetic mutations which raise the risk of heart disease and cancer, scientists have found.<p>Populations who have had a primarily vegetarian diet for generations were found to be far more likely to carry DNA which makes them susceptible to inflammation.<p>Scientists in …

Genetics

How Big Data Harms Poor Communities

Surveillance and public-benefits programs gather large amounts of information on low-income people, feeding opaque algorithms that can trap them in poverty.<p>Big data can help solve problems that are too big for one person to wrap their head around. It’s helped businesses cut costs, cities plan new …

Design for Humanity

In 1950, the American psychologist Harry Harlow conducted an experiment that separated infant monkeys from their mothers just a few hours after …

Monkeys

Steve Case Is Bullish on Tech’s “Third Wave,” Even If It’s Kind of a Bummer.

The former head of AOL talks about the future of startups, what went wrong in the merger, and what Donald Trump told him.<p>Steve Case in his hotel …