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Looking For Work? Cybersecurity Firms Are Hiring

When it comes to jobs in cybersecurity, the Washington region is the hottest part of the country.

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Is D.C. Transforming From A Government Town Into A Tech Hub?

Washington, D.C. is generating all sorts of buzz for its growing tech sector. Just don't try to compare it to Silicon Valley.

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Women Welcome: D.C.'s Tech Sector Bests Silicon Valley At Addressing Gender Gap

Women who work in D.C.'s tech sector say they have an easier go of breaking into the traditionally male-dominated business in the nation's capital than Silicon Valley.

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Inside The Lab Of A Nobel Prize Winner

Eric Betzig just won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. We'll find out what he's working on now.
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Show-And-Tell For The Hacker Crowd

Once a month, folks in the local tech scene gather for Hack and Tell, a monthly tech meetup in the District.
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How Kodak's Shirley Cards Set Photography's Skin-Tone Standard

Named for the original model — an employee of Kodak — the portraits were used by photo labs to calibrate printers. But until the 1970s, that model was always white.
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After Ferguson, Police Body Cameras Catching On

The Columbia, Mo., police department gave its officers body cameras in July, saying they could help exonerate officers from claims of abuse of force. After Ferguson, the demand for cameras surged.
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Ebola In 3-D: A Video Game To Guide Health Care Workers Through A Ward

Oh no, I touched my face! Uh-oh, I sat on a bed. A hackathon is developing a video game to train doctors and nurses volunteering for Ebola duty in West Africa.
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Innovation: Smart Yoga Mat Could Help You Find Your Zen

The SmartMat is an intelligent yoga mat that records the user's movements and makes adjustments to improve yoga practice. The creators have a prototype and plan to ship the final product in July.
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The Data You're OK Sharing And What You Don't Want Others To See

People consider their personal health information to be more sensitive than their religious views or purchasing habits, according to a survey on privacy by the Pew Research Center.

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