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Gray Matters Volume 2 Seeks To Counter Hype With Discussion

Today the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues released the second volume of its Gray Matters report, the ninth report by this commission.  The report was… 621 more words

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Agency Scientists Still Have Challenges Communicating Freely

Recently the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) issued a new edition of its report Grading Government Transparency (H/T Nextgov).  The first edition came out in 2013, and it expands on a previous report, … 294 more words

Science Policy: General

Do You Want To See Some Robots?

The DARPA Robotics Challenge will hold its 2015 finals June 5-6 in Pomona, California.  DARPA is the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, a part of the Defense Department focused on leading edge research in a number of fields.  143 more words

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#SciFiSciPol - Automata Implies The Singularity Can't Be Programmed Away

As this film has been out for several months, though not in wide release, I’m inclined to say that a spoiler alert is not necessary.  I will speak about the use of robots in the film, which… 327 more words

Technology Policy

A Different Take on Sigma Alpha Epsilon: The Need for Privacy, Even for Racist Chants

A few years ago, in 2009, a photo of President Obama apparently checking out a girl’s booty at the G8 summit began circulating the web.  Headlines such as “The Second Stimulus Package” and “Baby Bot Barack” were everywhere. 858 more words


When Fighting The Clock Can Be Literal

Early tomorrow the United States shifts to Daylight Saving Time, which will last until early November.  While it’s been around since World War I, it hasn’t been uniformly applied, and was actually quite haphazardly administered… 136 more words

Technology Policy

Maybe Innovation Is Just Too Sexy For Good Policy

Early in my graduate education it was drilled into me (and I was quite receptive) that technology is not just high tech, and it’s not just new tech.  280 more words

Science Policy: General