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Technological advancement got us into this climate mess. Can it get us out?

by Molly Wood Oct 19, 2018
Short answer? Probably not.
A recent United Nations report warned that global warming is causing rising sea levels and diminished Arctic ice.
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Marketplace Tech Blogs

Technological advancement got us into this climate mess. Can it get us out?

by Molly Wood Oct 19, 2018
Short answer? Probably not.
A recent United Nations report warned that global warming is causing rising sea levels and diminished Arctic ice.
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How Nobel Prize winner Paul Romer redefined economics

by , and Oct 8, 2018
Economists comment on what makes Romer’s views unique.
“I’ve been really disappointed that we just haven’t had the kind of political environment where we can think about speeding up technological progress,” Paul Romer said Monday.
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One problem with fake news? It really, really works

by Molly Wood Aug 27, 2018
MIT research finds false stories often travel further and faster than real ones.
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U.S. suicides are on the rise but funding, research lags

by Aaron Schrank Jun 18, 2018
As people mourn the recent deaths of Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade, researchers say the growing public health crisis deserves more attention.
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Deadly disease research labs are so busy, they're turning away work

by Paul Flahive Dec 28, 2017
A number of deadly disease research labs in the U.S. are considering expanding as strained capacity has led them to turn away work.
Doctors research deadly pathogens like Ebola and Marburg inside the BSL-4 Lab at Texas Biomedical Research Institute.
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A university lab gives members of the public a chance to control a swarm of robots

by Tasnim Shamma Dec 25, 2017
The Robotarium, a lab at Georgia Tech, allows users to control a swarm of miniature robots remotely, opening up the field to researchers and low-incomes students alike.
The Robotarium has about 100 ground robots that glide along a white surface. Each has a Wi-Fi chip on top and small rubber wheels on the bottom. 
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A scientist worries about a climate "hostile to science and the truth"

by Maria Hollenhorst and Robert Garrova Jul 25, 2017
Government funding has been pretty reliable — up until now, the Los Alamos National Laboratory researcher says.
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Alexandra Elbakyan's Sci-Hub is 'hacktivism on a grand scale'

by Molly Wood Apr 28, 2017
Should we be able to access academic articles without paywalls?
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MIT's Bengt Holmstrom and Harvard's Oliver Hart win Nobel prize in economics

by Dan Gorenstein Oct 10, 2016
The two were awarded for their work on contract theory.
From left to right: Tomas Sjoestroem, member of the Committee for the Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel; Goran K. Hansson, Secretary General of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences; and Per Stromberg, Chairman of the Committee for the Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, attend a press conference at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences where they present the laureates for the Nobel prize in economics.
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