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MP3 compression of digital audio files made music more portable. Shutterstock?Roger Jegg Fotodesign Jegg.de

Not dead yet: how MP3 changed the way we listen to music

The MP3 audio file transformed the way we accessed music online. So what does it mean now that licensing and support for the populsr format is to end?
A prototype Amazon delivery drone. Amazon.com

Delivery drones: swooping down to prey on our self-control

Amazon.com and others are eager to fill the skies with drones delivering packages at all hours. Convenient, yes, but it could transform – and not in a good way – our ability to make informed choices.
Many bitcoins equals a heavy environmental burden. Flickr

The bitcoin and blockchain: energy hogs

The digital world is taking more and more space in our lives... and dramatically increasing electrical use. It’s a serious problem given the urgent need fight climate change.
In the molecular-chemistry laboratory of the Ecole Polytechnique at the Université Paris-Saclay. Ecole polytechnique, Université Paris-Saclay/Flickr

When I grow up, I want to be a researcher…

How do we and should we work with the first generation "digital native" doctoral researchers?
It’s not all about finding love in the online dating world. Shutterstock/Prathan Chorruangsak

Women troll on dating apps just as often as men

If you're looking for love on a dating app then beware the trolls - and consider upgrading to a paid service to get away from them.
How many people are trying to connect America’s cities? Network workers via shutterstock.com

America’s broadband market needs more competition

World-class fiber-based internet service is available in less than a quarter of Los Angeles County. By contrast, it's almost ubiquitous in Stockholm and Paris.

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