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I (Want) Robot

Robert D. Atkinson, Ph.D. | Posted 03.19.2013 | Technology
Robert D. Atkinson, Ph.D.

The new meme is that the robots are coming, and while they are not the Arnold Schwarzenegger "life terminator," they are the jobs terminator.

The Presidential Debate We Really Need

Robert D. Atkinson, Ph.D. | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics
Robert D. Atkinson, Ph.D.

While America has fallen behind and lost our game, it's still possible we can get back in the race and create the millions of well-paying jobs that come with winning. But only if Washington takes these challenges seriously and examines the global race closely.

Eroding Our Foundation

Robert D. Atkinson, Ph.D. | Posted 12.16.2012 | Politics
Robert D. Atkinson, Ph.D.

Reducing the budget deficit is important, but it should not and does not have to come at the expense of growth-inducing investments in areas like federal support for R&D.

Beyond "Buy American": The U.S. Needs a Clean Energy Strategy

Devon Swezey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Devon Swezey

A new authoritative report shows that the U.S. has fallen to 40th out of 40 developed nations in making the public and private investments necessary to be technologically innovative in the future.

A Broadband Connection Per Household

Ramon Nuez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Ramon Nuez

It is the evolution of the Internet that fed, and continues to feed, the demand for broadband.