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Bits are the new electrons. The nature of analog computing is to take control.

NASA engineer operating Analog Computing Machine in the Fuel Systems Building at the Lewis Flight Propulsion Laboratory, Cleveland, Ohio, September 28, 1949. Photo: Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images


Percival Lowell’s dogged belief helped bring Mars science to 19th century America

Olympus Mons, a Martian volcano, photographed by the Viking 1 spacecraft from 5000 miles away.
Olympus Mons, a Martian volcano, photographed by the Viking 1 spacecraft from 5000 miles away.
Olympus Mons. Photos courtesy of NASA/JPL.


Climate change will force more people to leave their homes than at any other point in human history. Conflict is inevitable.

Photo: Aliraza Khatri’s Photography/Moment/Getty Images


Temperatures are rising, and urban centers are packed. To preserve livable societies, some argue we should build ‘Earthscrapers.’

Images: Joven Santos


Meet Whit Diffie, the man who invented public key cryptography and brought encryption to the masses

Whitfield Diffie, winner of the 2015 Turing Prize, speaks during the 7th Internet Security Conference (ISC).
Whitfield Diffie, winner of the 2015 Turing Prize, speaks during the 7th Internet Security Conference (ISC).
Photo: VCG/Visual China Group/Getty Images


Hackers have come to dominate global statecraft, and barely anyone is paying attention

Shadowy hands write on a computer keyboard, symbolizing hackers and data security.
Shadowy hands write on a computer keyboard, symbolizing hackers and data security.
Photo: Thomas Trutschel/Photothek/Getty Images


What it meant to grow up as a lurker on the information superhighway

Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images


A complex game within a game invites kids to think about how they’d interact with other children in the future.

Photo: Lucas Ortiz/Unsplash


Here’s an exclusive excerpt of ‘The Gold Coast’ (1988), which Tor Books is reissuing as part of KSR’s ‘Three Californias’ trilogy

Image: Just_Super/Getty Images


As climate change worsens, the world’s most powerful states will become even more dominant through a concentration of political power, military force, and energy resources

Photo: sasacvetkovic33/Getty Images

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