science and technology

  • August 5, 2012    

    After a 354 million-mile journey, NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory and its rover Curiosity succeeded in a risky, sophisticated landing on the surface of Mars, and began beaming back photos of its own shadow against the soil of its landing site, … Continue reading

  • July 31, 2012    

    Former congressional aide Marci Harris was frustrated with the way information and messages flooded into the office of Rep. Pete Stark, D-Calif., and got lost. In 2010, she left to solve government’s biggest problems. “The way information is processed is … Continue reading

  • July 20, 2012    

    For the past few years, activists of various stripes — environmentalists, liberals, some tea party folks, and others — have been protesting the installation of smart meters in Northern California and elsewhere. The meters send a wireless radio signal to … Continue reading

  • May 17, 2011  

    Author James Gleick’s new book, “The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood,” chronicles the evolution of information. Jeffrey Brown and the science and technology author discuss how our era of information overload evolved from pre-digital times. Continue reading

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