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NEXT: A World Without Referees

David Staley David Staley NEXT: A World Without Referees

I first started writing this piece after watching an Ohio State football game where video review overturned what I thought was a rather obvious call that the referees had blown. Big Ten referees seem especially prone to making such bad calls: wouldn’t it be great if the video review were used for every call, taking […]

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Ideas Come to Life at OSU’s HackOHI/O

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Ideas Come to Life at OSU’s HackOHI/O

A hackathon is a place where ideas become tangible, strangers become teammates, and students become creators. OHI/O, The Ohio State University’s own hackathon, is just one of the many that have cropped up over the years as the central Ohio tech scene has continued to grow. With more appearing at the high school level and […]

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NEXT: Next-Generation Educational Technology

David Staley David Staley NEXT: Next-Generation Educational Technology

GPS, Google Maps, The Internet, robotic (driverless) cars, virtual personal assistants. These are just some of the civilian applications that were originally developed at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. DARPA is the R&D group within the Department of Defense responsible for developing next-generation technologies for the military. Often, the ideas emanating from DARPA spill […]

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Local Non-Profits & Companies Bridge the Gender Gap in Technology

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Local Non-Profits & Companies Bridge the Gender Gap in Technology

It’s no mystery that women are underrepresented in the fields of technology. Columbus Underground has reported on just that. But, companies are waking up to the issue of diversity, realizing that women and other minority groups offer perspectives that, until recently, have been largely missing from the corporate world. Some are involved locally in initiatives on […]

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Scientists, Their Allies and Families March Through Columbus

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Scientists, Their Allies and Families March Through Columbus

Millions across the world marked Earth Day by marching in the streets to support scientists and the scientific process in the face of what many perceive as growing opposition from the US federal government as well as governments and powerful institutions around the globe. In a cloud-covered Columbus, thousands of scientists and science allies arrived […]

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The March for Science to Take to the Streets of Columbus April 22

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea The March for Science to Take to the Streets of Columbus April 22

Scientists know what you think of them. They know about their reputation; laboratory dwellers or ivory tower occupiers, removed from the problems of the real world, issuing vague but iron-fisted pronouncements that change our understanding of the world. They know about these stereotypes and they know that they are false. So on April 22 – […]

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Could Pluto Become a Planet Once Again?

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Could Pluto Become a Planet Once Again?

Not Yet Explored Last Wednesday, Dr. Alan Stern told a sold-out audience at at COSI’s National Geographic Giant Screen Theater how lucky they are. “You live in a very special time in which we are opening up the Solar System,” said Stern. Almost two years ago, Stern, the principal investigator for NASA’s New Horizon mission, […]

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