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Estonia: Life in a Networked Society

Estonia: Life in a Networked Society

The power of connectivity can make a difference in public safety, emergency management, health care, business and social services. How can people be provided with equitable access to public services and opportunities irrespective of age or location? Technologies enable people to interact, innovate...

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Thorium: An Energy Solution

Thorium: An Energy Solution

Thorium is readily available and can be turned into energy without generating transuranic wastes. Thorium's capacity as nuclear fuel was discovered during WW II, but ignored because it was unsuitable for making bombs. A liquid-fluoride thorium reactor (LFTR) is the optimal approach for...

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Drone On

Drone On

You've probably heard a little bit about drones in the news lately. These things fly all throughout the Middle East and North Africa. When they're not spying on suspected terrorists they're probably killing them with hell-fire missiles. However drones are coming to the...

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A Gift for the Hackers

A Gift for the Hackers

Increasingly devices like printers and scanners are being connected directly to the Internet. It's all very convenient, bit is it safe? Your mobile, your printer, your hard drive, everything is connected... but it's like a Swiss cheese. Medical files, financial information, and trade...

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City Under the Sea

City Under the Sea

In the future humans may need to adapt to a life underwater. There will be many dangers. Scolding volcanic fluids and crushing pressures can kill the unwary. In some ways it's easier to live in space than underwater. We know more about the...

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Science of Surveillance

Science of Surveillance

From every cell phone call to every credit card swipe, we leave an electronic trail. But at what price? Explorer takes viewers into the disturbing world of surveillance technology and scans the latest and future technologies used to even spy on the private...

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Rise of the Machines

Rise of the Machines

Most people see drones as a controversial weapon prowling over foreign battlegrounds. But as America's military campaigns wind down, these machines are coming home and set to change civilian lives forever. "This is a powerful technology. No amount of hand-wringing is going to...

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