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Winter 2018

The first social robot designed for the home, a graduate certificate in AR/VR/MR, human trust in autonomous vehicles, making sense of privacy policies, and more.

Fall 2017

A Techmobile cruises the American west, lifetime honors for Mark Ackerman, better tools for low digital literacy job seekers, and why the LOC's giant document release matters.

Winter 2016

A Braille-enabled tablet, a top-three free online course, debating big data, two honorable mentions at CSCW, and more.

Spring 2015

A new book by Kentaro Toyama, a new endowed faculty position and two new commissioned reports on digital curation and team science, and more.

Winter 2015

A self-paced online course on Internet history, global temperature explained in 30 seconds, a film-producer/professor, and more.

Fall 2014

Medicaid fraud fears unfounded, a treasury of African music recordings is rescued, slow search may produce better results, and more.

Summer 2014

How mothers decide what to post on Facebook, assistive technology creates "small wonders" in the developing world, UMSI professor makes Internet Hall of Fame, and more.