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What Good Is a Video You Can't See?

April 27, 2015 Soon, thousand of police officers across the country will don body-worn cameras when they go out among the public. Those cameras will generate millions of hours of footage—intimate views of commuters receiving speeding tickets, teens getting arrested for marijuana possession, and assault victims at some of the worst moments of ...

What Good Is a Police Video You Can't See?

April 26, 2015 Soon, thousand of police officers across the country will don body-worn cameras when they go out among the public. Those cameras will generate millions of hours of footage—intimate views of commuters receiving speeding tickets, teens getting arrested for marijuana possession, and assault victims at some of the worst moments of ...

The Unbelievable Power of Amazon's Cloud

April 23, 2015 On Thursday, we’ll finally get a sense of the true scope one of the most important businesses for the Internet. Amazon is due to announce the size of its Web Services product. Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a set of cloud services often used by startups, big companies, and government ...

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A New Satellite for One of the Great Space Programs

April 17, 2015 One of the U.S. government’s most useful science programs is also one of its least known. The Landsat program doesn’t produce images like the ones of astronauts playing golf on the moon nor geologists scaling an erupting volcano, but it has created one of the most important scientific repositories of ...

A New Satellite for One of the Great U.S. Space Programs

April 16, 2015 One of the U.S. government’s most useful science programs is also one of its least known. The Landsat program doesn’t produce images like the ones of astronauts playing golf on the moon nor geologists scaling an erupting volcano, but it has created one of the most important scientific repositories of ...

Space Coffee: Astronauts Getting Fancy New Espresso Machine

April 15, 2015 Astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) get 15 or 16 sunrises per day, but, for a long time, they didn’t get to wake up and smell the coffee. That’s because coffee is distributed and consumed like all other beverages in space—freeze-dried and served in a pouch that has much ...

A New Global Swarm of Weather-Sensing Satellites

January 30, 2015 Every bird, every bug, every human being on Earth is enveloped at all times by the signals of the Global Positioning System (GPS). Its 32 satellites, operated by the U.S. government, do far more than just tell you where you are. GPS keeps the time on cellphones in-sync. It helps ...

This is What Happens When High Schoolers Build Robots

January 6, 2015 Sometimes I think of school as an overlapping set of calendars. Students come in and out of eras: testing season, soccer season, marching-band season. Semesters and trimesters overlap and interfere. Everything arcs toward and away from the summer. This weekend, a considerable season began for thousands of kids across the ...

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You Can Be Endorsed for 'Time Travel' and 'WMDs' on LinkedIn

December 22, 2014 Likely more popular than Twitter, LinkedIn may be the most anomalous of the modern social networks. It’s not for friends or family or fellow fans—like Facebook, Instagram, and even Pinterest—but for the professional world. It is the most formal social network, the one wearing a suit, the one where you’re ...

The Number of Works Licensed Under Creative Commons Will Surpass 1 Billion by 2015

November 21, 2014 Sometime in 2015, the number of works licensed under Creative Commons agreements will surpass the 1-billion mark, the organization which stewards the licenses announced Thursday. The prediction came in a “State of the Commons” report, the first issued by that organization—which is also called Creative Commons—in four years. As of ...