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When Anil Dash needed a new mobile phone, he asked his Twitter followers and Facebook friends for suggestions. He received several recommendations, but he was surprised by a response that included a link to a paper listing popular mobile phones and how much radiation they emit.

That experience showed Dash how social networks can help people not only answer questions but also consider issues related to their questions that may not have occurred to them otherwise.

The United States is ill-prepared to defend its vital infrastructure against a cyber attack, a former top cybersecurity official said during a recent panel discussion at AAAS.

The United States is ill-prepared to defend its vital infrastructure against a cyber attack, a former top cybersecurity official said during a recent panel discussion at AAAS.

Computer models can be useful risk-assessment tools in the arena of nuclear proliferation, though even the most advanced cannot “predict” whether a given candidate country will try to develop nuclear weapons or not, nuclear engineer Man-Sung Yim told a Capitol Hill luncheon gathering organized by AAAS.

Five years after it was conceived by an ambitious group of AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellows, a digital library for Iraqi scientists was officially transferred from U.S.-based agencies to the Iraq government.

National innovation and competitiveness depends on a steady supply of engineers, but women and minorities remain underrepresented in undergraduate engineering classrooms. A new study of undergraduate engineering students in the United States shows gender and ethnicity differences in how comfortable students feel in engineering classrooms and suggests strategies that may improve the dearth of women and minorities in engineering.