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Seymour Papert was a pioneer in artificial intelligence and learning with technology. He died this week at 88.
Despite a server breached at the DNC and the controversy over Hillary Clinton's private email server, a prominent cybersecurity expert say she's the better choice for president.
A Hillary Clinton fundraiser will take place at BlackHat in Las Vegas. Cybersecurity experts there say they support her over Donald Trump despite all the controversy over her email server.
The Vacuum Cleaner Museum in St. James, Mo., houses more than 750 vacuums, including some that date back to just after the Civil War. Curator Tom Gasko is a former door-to-door vacuum salesman.
The University of Nebraska is developing a fire-starting drone, adapting a flaming ping pong ball technique already used in wildfire management. They hope to help teams conduct safer prescribed burns.
Uber's China arm merged with its rival Didi Chuxing this week, creating a $35 billion ride-hailing colossus. The merger ends an era of brutal competition, and may help boost China's flagging economy.
Sophisticated ways of tracking reading habits give publishers hard data that reveals the kinds of books people want to read. But a veteran editor says numbers only go so far in telling the story.
Adm. Michael Rogers, director of the National Security Agency, and NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talk about the state of cybersecurity, the recent hacking into Democratic Party systems and ISIS strategy.
The recent hacking of Democratic Party emails has raised questions about the vulnerability of other election-related technology and what potential problems could arise on Election Day.
After receiving backlash for writing a post about gender in the tech industry, Bindu Reddy launched a new social network with the goal of hosting anonymous conversations without harassment or abuse.
The Internet pioneer Yahoo just had its core business auctioned off to Verizon. Mayer was hired four years ago to turn the company around. We look back at the critical early months of her tenure.
Professor Adam Summers is a "fish guy." He uses fish to get engineering ideas. His latest project is to CT scan every type of fish — all 33,000 of them.
Chief security strategist at FireEye Inc. Richard Bejtlich discusses the prevalence of cyberattacks and who is most vulnerable.
Cybersecurity experts say some evidence points to Russia in a series of hacks on the Democratic Party. Russian officials and Donald Trump both weighed in on the recent hacks as well.
Ride-hailing companies like Uber have claimed that they've helped discourage drunk driving. Does the claim stand up? David Kirk, co-author of a new study in the _American Journal of Epidemiology_, tells NPR's Kelly McEvers he's not so sure.
Economist Tim Harford identifies similar characteristics in successful industrial and economic systems. They work much better, he says, when they're constantly evolving through trial and error.
Entrepreneur Astro Teller rewards colleagues when their ambitious projects fail. Teller says this helps people take risks so they can achieve their "moonshot" goals, like a balloon-powered internet.
As they bolster their case that Hillary Clinton is ready to be commander in chief, Democrats are seizing on Donald Trump's comments seemingly encouraging Russia to use cyber-espionage against Clinton.
The Solar Impulse 2 landed in Abu Dhabi, where its journey began 17 flights ago in March 2015. Alternating with another pilot, Bertrand Piccard flew around the world with no fuel.
Verizon is buying Yahoo's Internet business for $4.83 billion. It's not a carefully designed deal, but a quick sale of the troubled Internet pioneer to the highest bidder.