Ideas

Innovation Calls for Upskilling: Preparing the Workforce for Ethical AI and ML

Realizing the full potential of new technologies requires the cultivation of new skills

Mars Is Littered with 15,694 Pounds of Human Trash from 50 Years of Robotic Exploration

Discarded pieces of landing gear, crashed spacecraft and wear and tear have produced a lot of debris that is now scattered around the Martian surface.

SBIR: Venture Capitalism for Social Entrepreneurship

The case for the Small Business Innovation Research program to operate more like a startup.

Border Agency Deactivates Regional Twitter Account that Promoted Homophobic Tweet

The agency shut down the Twitter account for its West Texas regional office, saying “unauthorized and inappropriate content” was posted on the account on Saturday.

Frank Drake has Passed Away But His Equation for Alien Intelligence is More Important Than Ever

The equation gives a blueprint for estimating how many alien civilizations may exist.

New National Cybersecurity Strategy: A Much-Needed Overhaul for Digital Ecosystems

The strategy will likely be a dramatic re-posturing, following rapid changes in the cyber landscape over the past few years.

People Think They Should Talk Less to Be Liked, but New Research Suggests You Should Speak up in Conversations with Strangers

The common advice to let the other person talk more might backfire if you want to make a positive first impression.

Americans Think They Know a Lot About Politics—and It’s Bad for Democracy That They’re so Often Wrong in Their Confidence

Many Americans think they know much more about politics than they really do. That overconfidence can thwart democratic politics.

The Perks of Positivity May Depend on Race and Culture

"There may be nuance in terms of what positive psychological factors protect people, depending on their race and their culture...""

AI Could Reduce Gaps in Heart Attack Care for Women

Here's another potential use of artificial intelligence tech.