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Breaking News: Google to Donate Its Search Engine to the American Public

Dr. Robert Epstein | Posted 10.14.2016 | Comedy
Dr. Robert Epstein

In a stunning announcement, Eric Schmidt, head of Alphabet, Inc., the holding company that owns Google, said today in a press conference at Google's headquarters in Mountain View, California, that at midnight on New Year's Eve of this year, the iconic Google search engine will become property of a new nonprofit organization called Unlimited Years of Search, or UYS.

Designing Prosthetics That Give Female Veterans Confidence

Shelley Zalis | Posted 11.11.2016 | Impact
Shelley Zalis

Over the past decade, the aftermath of military combat in Iraq and Afghanistan has seen an increase in the number of veteran amputees. Female veterans face additional challenges as standard prosthetics tend to be ill suited for their bodies, which are naturally narrower at the shoulder and wider at the hips.

45 Ways The U.S. Could Make Government More Open, If It Tried

The Huffington Post | Alexander Howard | Posted 01.03.2017 | Technology

Trying to sell a polarized, mistrustful public on a plan to make the federal government more open, collaborative and participatory is a brutal challen...

Celebrate Badass Innovators!

Kathy Kemper | Posted 08.25.2016 | Technology
Kathy Kemper

Front row, Rohini Chopra, first USCTO Aneesh Chopra, USCTO Megan Smith, Coach Kathy Kemper, IFE Founder & CEO, Dep. USCTO and round 1 PIF, Ryan Pancha...

How to Engineer a Lady MacGyver

Samara Bay | Posted 07.30.2016 | Impact
Samara Bay

Hollywood's quintessential TV show engineer - who was somehow both an 80's everyman complete with feathered haircut and also an action hero possessed of a profound understanding of the pure sciences - was Angus MacGyver.

Mariah Stewart

Ferguson Protests Flare As Baltimore Reignites The Cause

HuffingtonPost.com | Mariah Stewart | Posted 04.30.2015 | Politics

FERGUSON, Mo. -- Hundreds of protesters gathered on the main street and in front of the city police department for a second consecutive night Wednesda...

First Ever White House Tech Meetup Connects Community Leaders to Drive Innovation

Brett Greene | Posted 06.20.2015 | Denver
Brett Greene

Speaking at the first ever Tech Meetup at the White House and speaking from the same podium President Obama stands behind wasn't on my bucket list, but now I can add it and check it off.

Yes We Can. Let's!

Richard Robbins | Posted 06.21.2015 | Politics
Richard Robbins

On Friday, April 17, 2015, the recently appointed United States Chief Technology Officer, Megan Smith, organized a gathering of tech-focused community organizers at the White House (or, more accurately, the Eisenhower Executive Office Building).

Digital Citizenship First: White House Endorses 'HTTPS-everything'

Andrea Stroppa | Posted 05.23.2015 | Technology
Andrea Stroppa

This is a positive move that deserve to be supported at any level: better privacy protection and strong security are mandatory steps toward a digital society shaped around people's needs and easily-accessible public services.

The Female Touch Charges Tech at CES 2015

Shelley Zalis | Posted 03.29.2015 | Women
Shelley Zalis

I agree that to truly activate change, we must inspire the next generation and we must inspire each other.

Give Them an 'E' For Effort

George Heymont | Posted 11.04.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

Despite what some people think, storytelling is very much an acquired skill. Not everyone does a good job of it. Some folks are incapable of even launching a narrative.

A Program That Treats Moms Like the Precious Resource They Are

Joanne Goldblum | Posted 10.05.2014 | Impact
Joanne Goldblum

Gabrielle had lost her job in human resources and did not know how she was going to feed her two children. "I really needed some support," she says. She wasn't just talking about material support. Job loss comes with a whole host of emotional challenges.

2 Innovations That Could Get More Women Into Tech

The Huffington Post | Julie Zeilinger | Posted 10.09.2013 | Women

Could two simple innovations bridge the gender gap in tech jobs? VP of Google[x], Megan Smith, thinks so. Women 2.0 -- an organization that aims to...

The Women Of Google Have Some Advice For You

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.30.2013 | Women

If it's true that you can't be what you can't see, then Google took a key step toward showing women that they can succeed in tech at the company's I/O...