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NASA's latest mission could crash the world economy

Tourists take pictures of a NASA sign at the Kennedy Space Center visitors complex in Cape Canaveral, Florida April 14, 2010. President Barack Obama will outline a revamped space policy on Thursday aimed at speeding development of a new heavy-lift rocket, increasing...

Why Is Cybersecurity So Hard?

After nearly 20 years of trying and billions of dollars in investment, why are organizations are still struggling with cybersecurity? In fact, the problem seems to be getting worse, not better. Answering this question requires moving beyond a purely technical...

How hackers can ruin your summer vacation

It was the Summer Olympics in 1996 in Atlanta. Ken Spinner, then a systems consultant — and tourist in the city — lost his credit card information. But this was more than two decades ago, so it happened the old-fashioned way: a mugging at the ATM. Today,...

[05-15-2017] WTAG – Craig Peterson

Click to View Today’s Show Notes — Transcript WTAG_2017-05-15_The-History-of-the-Wannacry-Malware-Attack-and-What-to-Do Below is a rush transcript of this segment, it might contain errors. Airing date: 05/15/2017 The History of the Wannacry Malware Attack...

MIT researchers create a robot that can 3-D-print a building in hours

The future of construction just got a little bit more real. Researchers at MIT have created a mobile robot that can 3-D-print an entire building in a matter of hours — a technology that could be used in disaster zones, on inhospitable planets or even in our proverbial...

The next generation of jobs won’t be made up of professions

  When Jean-Philippe Michel, an Ottawa-based career coach, works with secondary school students, he doesn’t use the word profession. Neither does he focus on helping his young clients figure out what they want to be when they grow up—at least not directly. For him,...