While security forces in Kazakhstan cracked down on street protests, the country’s internet service went dark.
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By shutting off internet access completely, the government of Kazakhstan was able to silence dissent, hinder protesters’ coordination and keep the populace in the dark.
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Female survivors of sexual violence in Indonesia tell stories of their experience on Twitter and Facebook to seek safe space and share fears, grievances, despair and anger.
Shortly after taking office, President Biden declared that the the U.S. would no longer roll over in the face of Russian cyberattacks.
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The US has made a dent in Russian cyber criminal gangs. But tensions with Russia and the shadowy nature of hacking keep the threat level high.
Sustainable development should be embedded in all school subjects.
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Learning about sustainable development and consumption should not be limited to particular disciplines like those in the sciences and technologies.
Older adults are increasingly using technologies in their everyday lives, but the needs of this population are often ignored in AI design.
Algorithms have been shown to discriminate on the basis of race and gender. Studying age-related discrimination is essential to develop more equitable AI systems and technologies.
African tech entrepreneurs are performing well despite extreme challenges.
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A new handbook shows that African entrepreneurs are able to hold their own globally if given the chance.
From basic childhood curiosity, to fossil introductions from parents – it seems a scientist’s spark can come in many forms.
Technological advances have made many buildings less environmentally friendly.
Lessons from ancient architecture can help us design buildings that provide comfort and convenience without costing the earth.
In ‘Don’t Look Up,’ scientists played by Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence watch with horror as people willfully ignore warnings of an impending disaster.
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Just because something isn’t 100% certain doesn’t mean you ignore it, and other lessons from two researchers who study the problem of science denial.
Engineering classes at the University of San Diego have started integrating discussions of the social impact of technology like drones.
Solving mathematical equations is only part of the job. Students should be spending more time thinking about the human dimensions of the problems they are trying to solve.
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Technology has brought significant changes to the way we use language.
Police forces around the world, including in Australia, are using facial recognition apps to identify persons of interest on the spot. The public, while wary, are generally supportive.
A striking feature of the report is the relatively brief treatment of ‘green’ technologies.
Headphone designers have to balance scientific limitations with human preferences.
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There is a lot to consider when buying a new pair of headphones. A professional musician and acoustics researcher explains how the science of sound and quirks of human hearing make for a great listening experience.
Hiring managers often prefer nondegree credentials from top universities over credit-bearing certificates from for-profit institutions.
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Enrollment in online courses surged during the pandemic. An expert on online learning behaviors shares what to do before, during and after taking a course in order to reap the most benefits.
New technologies known as vehicle to grid may allow us to power our houses and save money at the same time.
Involving women in climate decision-making is vital if we are to achieve global emissions targets.
Women’s climate knowledge is often overlooked, despite it being a vital resource for adapting to a warming world.
Some forms of technology seem to facilitate lying more than others.
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Communication scholars have long wondered not just who lies the most, but also whether people tend to lie more online, in person or over the phone.
We already have most technologies Australia needs to make the clean energy transition. What’s missing is a plan to deploy them at huge scale.
Older adults can experience negative health effects due to social isolation.
Social isolation in older adults can contribute to negative health outcomes. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated this, but an arts-based program can alleviate some of the loneliness.