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The Death of the Open-Plan Office? Not Quite, but a Revolution is in the Air

The open-plan office will have to evolve, though, finding its true purpose as a collaborative work space augmented by remote work.

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Back Pain: 4 Ways to Fix Bad Lockdown Posture – By Copying Astronauts

Common poor desk posture is actually very similar to the posture astronauts adopt during spaceflight in zero-gravity.

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Domestic Abusers Use Tech that Connects as a Weapon During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Left unchecked, violence against women and girls can increase in frequency and severity and damage victims’ physical and mental health. I

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Algorithms Are Designing Better Buildings

Algorithms can now work out the best ways to lay out rooms, construct the buildings and even change them over time to meet users’ needs.

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Rural America Is More Vulnerable to COVID-19 than Cities Are, and It's Starting to Show

Of the top 25 COVID-19 hot spots that popped up in the last two weeks, 18 were in non-metropolitan counties.

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Sloth Robot Is a Very Cute Way to Boost Conservation

The new high-tech tool could help save some of the world’s most endangered species.

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Pandemic, Privacy Rules Add to Worries over 2020 Census Accuracy

People who work with statistics know that there needs to be “good data in” in order to get “good data out.”

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Don’t Believe the China Hype

When it comes to assessing Chinese power, things aren’t always as they seem.

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There’s No Going Back to ‘Normal’

Once we accept, and grieve, that our old way of life is gone, we can build a better future.

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'Telepresence' Can Help Bring Advanced Courses to Schools that Don't Offer Them

Using telepresence enables schools to offer students advanced courses they wouldn’t otherwise be able to take.

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Give Black Scientists a Place in This Fight

During the pandemic, African Americans need the health establishment to engage us not as victims, but as leaders and problem-solvers.

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‘Gov Clouds’ During COVID-19: The End of the Digital Fortress Era 

Simply put, many U.S. government agencies are running on less reliable, less feature-rich, fortressed versions of commercial clouds.

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Preparing for the Coming Quantum World (Pragmatically) 

Waiting around for quantum tech to mature could mean organizational change occurs too late.  

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3 Ways Agencies Can Improve Cloud Security and Performance

It’s imperative agencies ensure their websites and hosted applications are secure and working at the expected performance levels.

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Bringing Lessons from Remote Work Back to the Office

A lot of people aren't going to want to return to their pre-pandemic commuter lives—and many won’t. Organizations will have to adjust.

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Chatbots: The New Government Official in the Fight Against Coronavirus

Even though there’s a deluge of questions from thousands of people, many of these questions are the same.

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Managing User Access Is a Crucial Step in Securing Federal Organizations

Agencies must make sure they leave no security gaps when employees join or leave.

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Lessons for American Police From Hong Kong

The city’s force had dubbed itself “Asia’s Finest.” Now it is seen by many as an occupying force.