Science & Technology

A brand new category created on Oct 26,2015 to discuss about science, technology, and policy

Using Technology to Enhance Government Transparency and Counter Corruption

In recent years, advancements in information and communication technologies (ICTs) have revolutionized processes for the exchange of information and allowed...

How Big Data and Education Technology Are Changing K-12 Education

Gone are the days when someone was overwhelmed with joy simply because Amazon or Pandora correctly discerned his or her...

Harnessing GPS Data for the Future of Electric Cars in Europe

Driving a Tesla may sound exotic, but electric cars are anything but a novel idea. The first successful electric automobile in...

Up in the Cloud: Data and Security Concerns in Cloud Computing

Cloud computing enables convenient access to a networks, servers, storage, applications, and services. In a cloud computing framework, shared resources...

Influencing Innovation: Government’s Role in Subsidizing R&D

Firms often underinvest in research and development (R&D) when there is no government intervention. There are many uncertainties and risks...

Exceptional Access: How a “Back Door” Could Create Large-Scale Security Threats

On February 16, 2016, Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple, issued a letter to customers in which he declared his...

Fight for the Heavens: The Role of Religion in Shaping Attitudes toward Space Policy

Religions pose some attitudinal influences toward space policy. These attitudes deviate the most from the wider population among Evangelical Christians.

Progress toward Digital Literacy and Inclusion in Emerging Markets

In this digital age, the ubiquity of mobile Internet creates tremendous opportunities for individuals and communities. Success in unlocking social and economic opportunities requires that global communities foster inclusion by supporting individuals from disadvantaged communities to overcome literacy barriers and participate in the creation of mobile content and services.

Rethinking the Use of Biometric Systems for Refugee Management

The use of iris scans for refugee management is expanding, but the risks associated with this technology are often overlooked.

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