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Thanks to the revolution in digital technology, privacy is about to go the way of the eight-track player.

US-Mexico border

Israeli companies are using the lessons they’ve learned occupying Gaza to militarize the US border.

Has digital technology destroyed leisure?

Student Debt March

Young Americans’ fondness for high-tech innovation could suit our need to shake up the political system.

Koriyama city, Fukushima prefecture, Japan

The US has twenty-three reactors of the same design as the Fukushima No. 1 reactor that is now in partial meltdown, and our federal regulators are captives of the nuclear industry.

How Obama can use the government's purchasing power to spark the clean-energy revolution.

Video may have killed the radio star, but the vocoder liberates her voice.

Will carbon capture and sequestration help us avoid runaway climate change?

Blogs

We look back to the time when a science columnist wrote up one possible replacement for "the fossil fuel which is now so important an element in the existing order of human society."

April 22, 2015

“Cloud labor” sites like Crowdflower may be the face of the future—but their wages are stuck in a sweatshop past.

January 5, 2015

The real tech revolution may not be in Silicon Valley but at a Nokia factory outside Chennai.

December 29, 2014

In the fight against labor exploitation, a new tool allows workers to be their own watchdogs.

October 27, 2014

The Electronics Watch coalition has a plan: harness consumer power to hold tech giants accountable.

October 22, 2014

An increasingly technologized world makes life easier… for some people, anyway.

September 29, 2014

While the tech world fawns over the new iPhone 6, labor abuses abound at an Apple factory in China.

September 10, 2014

Pundits and politicians agree: Edward Snowden did something naughty. But what do the people think?

July 15, 2014

What effect does training soldiers to "dehumanize" the enemy have on us? And are video games giving us in some part the same training?  

April 9, 2010

The iPad -- It's very strange. It started arriving in stores April 1 and the reviewers are already calling it a game changer but one aspect of the new device is causing consternation among some.

April 1, 2010