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Lin analyzes Boston bombing using geocoded Twitter data

Yu-Ru Lin from University of Pittsburgh presented a Human-Computer Interaction seminar lecture last Wednesday, titled “The Diffusion of Fear, Comfort, and Solidarity during the Boston bombing.”

April Fool’s computer science conference gets many laughs

On April Fool’s Day, the Association of Computational Heresy (ACH) held its eighth annual SIGBOVIK conference, a tongue-in-cheek, computer-science-themed conference, in a packed Rashid Auditorium.

Pugwash: Monsanto gives a bad name to genetically modified products

Student Pugwash is a non-advocacy, educational organization that discusses the implications of science. This article is a summary of last week’s discussion on genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

How Things Work: Laser light produced through organized emission of photons

This week's How Things Work is about lasers.

SciTech Briefs

This week's SciTech briefs covers gene editing, resetting immune systems, transgenic trees, the age of the moon, an ebola outbreak, and controlling muscles with light.

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