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GPS: Everything You Need To Know About The Space-based Technology Keeping Us On Track

GPS: Everything You Need To Know About The Space-based Technology Keeping Us On Track

GPS stands for Global Positioning System and we’d be lost without it (quite literally).  Originally called Navstar GPS, this space-based technology is owned by the U.S. Government and operated by the U.S. Space Force and relies on a swarm of 31 satellites to provide users 

Gartner’s 2023 Strategic Technology Trends. Neologizing In Realtime. But Why?

Gartner’s 2023 Strategic Technology Trends. Neologizing In Realtime. But Why?

To “neologize”: “to make or use new words or create new meanings for existing words,”which may sum up this year’s technology trends issued by the Gartner Group. I’ve never seen such creative repackaging and such inexplicable reach. Here’s the list: 1. Digital Immune System 2. 

How Technology Is Being Used For Social Good

How Technology Is Being Used For Social Good

Technology is tightly woven into the fabric of our lives. Everything we do has a direct or indirect dependency on technology—whether it is how we work, study, play, communicate and connect with each other or get from one place to another. Technology can also serve 

I Deposed Dr. Fauci For Seven Hours. Here’s What I Learned About ‘science’

I Deposed Dr. Fauci For Seven Hours. Here’s What I Learned About ‘science’

Which came first, the chicken or the egg? One potential answer is that the chicken was first, and the egg was in it. So it is with our current dilemma: which came first, the corruption of science or the censoring of speech?  It appears they’ve 

Computer Science Students Face A Shrinking Big Tech Job Market

Computer Science Students Face A Shrinking Big Tech Job Market

Annalice Ni, 22, was disappointed when Meta laid her off from her job as a software engineer last month. (Jason Henry/The New York Times) Ever since she was a 10th grader in Seattle, Annalice Ni wanted to develop software for a prominent tech company like 

These Are Our Favorite Science Books Of 2022

These Are Our Favorite Science Books Of 2022

Books about the pandemic. Books about the ancient past. Books about outer space. These were a few of Science News staff’s favorite reads. If your favorite didn’t make this year’s cut, let us know what we missed at feedback@sciencenews.Org. Vagina ObscuraRachel E. GrossW.W. Norton & 

Why Designing AI For Humans Requires ‘productive Discomfort’

Why Designing AI For Humans Requires ‘productive Discomfort’

When the consumer version of Google Glass appeared on the scene in 2014, it was heralded as the start of a new era of human-computer interfaces.Special Feature The Tech Trends to Watch in 2023 Learn about the leading tech trends the world will lean into 

As AI Rises, Lawmakers Try To Catch Up

As AI Rises, Lawmakers Try To Catch Up

From “intelligent” vacuum cleaners and driverless cars to advanced techniques for diagnosing diseases, artificial intelligence has burrowed its way into every arena of modern life. Its promoters reckon it is revolutionising human experience, but critics stress that the technology risks putting machines in charge of 

Lensa, The AI Portrait App, Has Soared In Popularity

Lensa, The AI Portrait App, Has Soared In Popularity

For many online, Lensa AI is a cheap, accessible profile picture generator. But in digital art circles, the popularity of artificial intelligence-generated art has raised major privacy and ethics concerns. Lensa, which launched as a photo editing app in 2018, went viral last month after