Technology

Technological innovations, artificial intelligence, robotics, biotech, 5G, informatics, telematics, and other advancements and their impact on society are the primary focus of this section. Our survey data measuring the American public's hopes and concerns about technological advancements will form the articles' basis. Our interest includes data privacy, protection, and cybersecurity. We tackle trust in tech companies, breaking up big technology companies, and free speech in social media.

Robert Austin
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Hyundai Promotes Hydrogen As A Carbon-Free Transportation Alternative

Hydrogen is a key part of Hyundai's vision.

Andrew H. Sweet
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Biotech Firm Says It Can Resurrect Extinct Woolly Mammoth

Scientists have managed to find mammoth tusks, bones, and other material to sequence the animal's DNA. This DNA would then be inserted into the genome of the Asian elephant to form an "elephant-mammoth hybrid," according to the company. Advocates of "de-extinction" say the process could help humans gain new knowledge

Andrew H. Sweet
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Facebook Shields VIPs From Some Of Its Rules: Report

According to a report citing internal documents, the program, referred to as "cross-check" or "XCheck," shields millions of elite users from rules that Facebook claims to apply equally at the social network. The report cites examples of posts from high-profile people, including one from soccer star Neymar showing nude images

Terry Jones
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I&I/TIPP Poll: The Distrust Of Scientists Is Widespread — Including On COVID Vaccines

A substantial portion of the country distrusts scientists. Is the politicization of science to blame?

Robert Austin
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How Should You Dispose Of A Lithium Battery? It Could Be A Hot Topic If You Are Not Careful!

Robert Austin explains how to safely dispose of lithium batteries.

Raghavan Mayur
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Data Theft Is On The Rise As More Americans Believe The Federal Government Is Responsible For Cybersecurity

38% of Americans have had their personal information stolen or compromised by hackers or cybercriminals in the last 12 months.

Robert Austin
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Scientists Conclude We Are Toast!

Robert Austin takes a look at the alarm sounded by the IPCC and the viability of the suggestions put forth in their recent report.

Robert Austin
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A Turning Point In Automotive History? It Just Might Have Been!

Biden administration set an ambitious new target for the automobile industry. And auto manufacturers welcomed the order. Robert Austin looks at the wheels that have been set in motion.

Robert Austin
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Unlike Hughes’s Glomar Explorer… This Time For Real Mining

In the second part of the two-part series, Robert Austin writes about how the reclusive innovator facilitated the “first” deep-sea drillship platform, the Glomar Explorer, and why deep-sea mining has now become viable.

Andrew H. Sweet
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Russia Claims Successful Test Launch Of New Hypersonic Missile

The missile was reportedly launched from an Admiral Groshkov frigate located in the White Sea in northern Russia.

Andrew H. Sweet
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The Morning After: Japan Breaks The Internet Speed Record

Scientists at Japan's National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) have smashed the internet transfer record.

Anjali Krishnan
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Consolidating The Chips

A brief look at the role of semiconductors in today’s world and why the U.S. should improve its production capabilities in the domain.