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Car Talk

Article about vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication, touching on vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) efforts, government involvement, and models that feature V2V technologies.

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Date of publication: 
Mon, 02/23/2015

Energy Harvesting Extends Life of Small Devices

Article about using power gathered from radio waves, heat, and motion to power small devices such as sensors and cell phones.

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Date of publication: 
Tue, 01/06/2015

Drupal in Context column: Handrails for Everybody

A column for Volume 4, Issue 1 of "Drupal Watchdog", the print magazine distributed at the semi-annual DrupalCon. It discusses the importance of an "easy entry" to technology, and the struggles Drupal has experienced in that regard.

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Date of publication: 
Sun, 06/01/2014

Boot Camps Promise PhDs Fast Track to a Data Science Career

Ph.D.s: Want a month of all-expenses-paid training, with a six-figure job waiting for you when you're done? That's what a new crop of "data-science boot camps" offer -- for those who qualify. (Online-only article.)

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Date of publication: 
Thu, 10/30/2014

Waiting for the Smart Grid

The "smart" electric grid has held great promise for 15 years, but it's not always been clear how deeply it's penetrated our infrastructure -- or what benefits it's delivered. This article summarizes the current state of smart-grid technology, who's implemented it, and where improvements are likely to appear. Online only.

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Date of publication: 
Thu, 10/02/2014

Computing's Narrow Focus May Hinder Women's Participation

I was afraid to work on this article about the gender gap in computing because it's a topic surrounded by dogma, strong feelings, and poorly conceived statistics. As a result, most coverage on it is timid and shallow. But I think the hours of interviewing and research paid off. I'm happy with how it turned out. Online-only.

It's gotten lots of coverage:

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Date of publication: 
Mon, 08/18/2014

Drupal in Context column: Does Coding Matter?

A column for Volume 3, Issue 2 of "Drupal Watchdog", the print magazine distributed at the semi-annual DrupalCon. This one describes how to get Drupal to do what you want, despite having no knowledge of Drupal's main languages, PHP and JavaScript.

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Date of publication: 
Sun, 09/01/2013

The Forever Disc

An article in the May 2014 issue of CACM about data storage for very long times, e.g. a million years.

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Date of publication: 
Mon, 04/28/2014

Buried Ghosts: What Lies Below a Paradise Lost

A short elegy to rust-belt towns, as told through the decay of buildings and bodies.

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Date of publication: 
Fri, 04/11/2014

How Do You Feel? Your Computer Knows (article)

An article in the January 2014 issue of CACM about "affective computing", which enables your computing device to perceive react to your emotions and moods.

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Date of publication: 
Mon, 12/23/2013

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