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Nobody reads privacy policies – here’s how to fix that

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If we stopped emitting greenhouse gases right now, would we stop climate change?

Richard B. Rood, CLaSP professor, discusses the current state of climate change. |Medium Read

Why emojis might be your next password

Florian Schaub, EECS assistant professor, explores including emojis in passwords for higher security. |Medium Read
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Will President Obama’s clean energy legacy endure?

Obama has prioritized development of wind and solar in a number of ways, including installation on military bases. Mark Barteau offers a look at the future of energy policy post-Obama.|Long Read

Saving lives by letting cars talk to each other

Huei Peng, ME professor, discusses the future of safety in autonomous vehicles. |Medium Read

How big data and algorithms are slashing the cost of fixing Flint’s water crisis

Jacob Abernethy, EECS Assistant Professor, discusses the Flint water crisis. |Medium Read
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Algorithms can be more fair than humans

Still, it's not guaranteed, as seen in Amazon's same-day delivery service. Algorithm designers may not even realize a problem has crept in.|Short Read
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Can slower financial traders find a haven in a world of high-speed algorithms?

A frequent call market may help prevent 'flash crashes.'|Medium Read
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Smallsats could help predict solar storms

The Sun can be a destructive neighbor, and Thomas Zurbuchen weighs in on space-based sensors to provide timely and accurate warning of approaching CMEs.|Short Read

Beyond Asimov: How to plan for ethical robots

As robots become integrated into society more widely, we need to be sure they’ll behave well among us.|Medium Read
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Thorny technical questions remain for net neutrality

Not all online traffic is the same; should we treat it the same anyway?|Medium Read

Shedding Light on New FAA Regulations

Ella Atkins, Associate Professor of Aerospace Engineering, explains the new restrictions on unmanned aircraft at universities and how these policies are preventing student and faculty research.|Long Read