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Enough already: It's time to stop giving intelligent assistants female names and voices

By Lucy Erickson
For several years now, I’ve been railing against the increasing number of intelligent assistants that have female names and voices — Siri, Alexa, Cortana. Even Bank of America has jumped on the
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Technology, Distractibility and the Classroom

By Lucy Erickson
The views expressed in this post do not necessarily represent the views of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the National Science Foundation, or the United States Government
Mergers and Acquisitions illustrated by a small fish being eaten by a larger fish.

A Tune-Up for the U.S. Innovation Engine

By Yan Zheng
A common mantra of economists and politicians is that “innovation is the engine of U.S. economic growth,” and one of the best fuels for that engine is investments in research and development (R&D)

Science and Technology Innovation: A Star Wars Retrospective

By Noel Bakhtian
It’s a moment that a whole generation of kids have never forgotten. A simple phrase on a black screen, “A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away….,” followed by a crash of cymbals and trumpets

Biomimicr-E: Nature-Inspired Energy Systems

By Noel Bakhtian
Biomimicry (also known as biomimetics) is the process of using natural-world mechanisms, many of which have evolved over billions of years, to inspire man-made designs and technological innovations