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Digital Humanities

We’ll discover what digital humanities scholars are uncovering about the past and learn how some are thinking far in the future to preserve the culture of today.

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When Resistance Is Futile: Bring In The Robots To Pull Superweeds

After years of being burned by Roundup, weeds like palmer amaranth, marestail and giant ragweed have evolved resistance to the herbicide. To fight them, scientists are now looking to a concept that seems straight out of sci-fi.
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Gavin Newsom: "Citizenville: How To Take The Town Square Digital And Reinvent Government" (Rebroadcast)

California’s Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom has been on the cutting edge of technology and social issues. The former mayor of San Francisco on making government better in the digital age.

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When It Comes To Fashion, Shouldn't There Be An App For That?

In fashion's first hackathon, developers had just 24 hours to build an app for the industry — the finalists will be presented on the runway at New York's Fashion Week. "Right now the industry could really use some innovation," says Decoded Fashion founder Liz Bacelar.
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Victims Of Cyberattacks Get Proactive Against Intruders

Some affected private companies are so frustrated by their inability to defend against attacks that they have opted to go on the offense themselves. Some cybersecurity firms are now marketing cyberweapons and attack strategies to companies that want to go after their adversaries.
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Electric Car Review Dust-Up May Put Brakes On Tesla Profits

After The New York Times published a scathing review of Tesla's Model S electric car, the automaker's CEO took to Twitter to slam the reporter. Disputed facts aside, the timing of the spat could hurt Tesla, which is under pressure to improve its financial performance.
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This App Uses The Power Of You To Report The Weather

A new smartphone app allows users to document falling precipitation in their location. The mPING app aims to help weather officials program radar to determine exactly what's falling near you. For example, is it hail or mixed rain?

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