Sci and Tech

spreadsheets

It takes cash - and lots of it - to fund a political campaign. Campaign donations are all public information, but that can be complicated to sort through. Don’t worry. High school junior Nick Rubin has an answer: an app that offers can’t-miss evidence of where candidates get their funding. Read More...

Harper Reed

Last year's rollout of Healthcare.gov was not what you'd call a "smooth process." But was it really the disaster that many claimed? Read More...

quantum

Politicians, writers, and even Lady Gaga have referenced quantum physics, but in its early, more scientific days, quantum mechanics was the source of a tussle between Albert Einstein and Niels Bohr. Read More...

Diverse techies

Communities that could benefit the most from technology are often the last ones to get access. Code for Progress wants underserved groups to take technology into their own hands. Read More...

Wifi

If you’re looking to push government out of its funk, try technology. According to Aneesh Chopra, America's first Chief Technology Officer, young techies are coming up with ingenious solutions to government problems in their spare time. Read More...

bacteria

Researchers at Vanderbilt may have discovered a tool that will help fight the obesity epidemic: gut bacteria. Read More...

3D printer

Making things - from gadgets to jam to furniture - is becoming more mainstream. And it may be about to change our economy. Read More...

Deb Roy

If you think there’s been a major upheaval in media, buckle your seatbelt. According to Deb Roy, Twitter’s Chief Media Scientist, social sites are about to fundamentally change politics, entertainment, and much more. Read More...

Prakash Labs

Origami may soon start saving lives. That’s the hope of Stanford professor Manu Prakash, who created the Foldscope - a foldable paper microscope - to help healthcare workers quickly diagnose diseases like malaria. Read More...

Drone 1

Amazon wants to deliver books, CDs, and diapers to us by drone. But testing drones around the country opens up a world of potential problems. Read More...

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