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Computing Archive

  • Explaining the Irrational

    Behavioral economists are building new models to explain why people make illogical economic decisions

  • The Palladium Paradox

    Why we have everything to fear about the next operating system out of Redmond.

  • Welfare Software

    Access to computers alone won’t help the working poor, experts say. The missing piece? Software.

  • iRobot Roomba

    Sure, robots can clear mines. But can they handle dust bunnies?

  • Robotic Vision

    Robots are learning a few tricks from people on how to identify things.

  • Prototype

    Straight from the lab: technology’s first draft

  • Cargo: Kidney

    A futuristic cooler could get organs to those in need.

  • Polymer Memory

    Computer memory could soon earn the ultimate commercial validation: the cheap plastic knock-off.

  • The Flight that Tamed the Skies

    Glenn Curtiss’s aeronautical innovations outlasted the Wright brothers’. But his biggest contribution to aviation was an Albany-Manhattan flight many deemed suicidal.

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