technology

Young woman standing and speaking in front of large TV screens (© Michael Desmond/ABC/Getty Images)

Teen tech whiz prompts cyberbullies to rethink their words

An American teenager created an app aimed at cutting back on cyberbullying. The app asks the user to rethink a message before pushing "Send."
Mobile phone showing blue Twitter logo on screen (© Shutterstock)

Making a time capsule from the web

The Library of Congress is collecting blog posts, news reporting, public records, social media — what appears on the web — into a public archive.
Illustration of a hand holding a computer mouse crashing through a roadblock (State Dept./Doug Thompson)

Censor the internet? Bad idea.

Censoring the internet censors free speech. Political dissent, strong language and even offensive speech are part of a strong democracy.
Two students inspecting 3-D object they made from printers (Johnny Andrews/UNC-Chapel Hill)

These students can manufacture in their dorms

Students are using 3-D printers in "makerspaces," where they turn innovative ideas into reality. At one U.S. university, the space is in a dormitory.
Girl with notebook leaping in front of scientific notations (State Dept./D. Woolverton)

Here’s a free poster that celebrates careers in science, math

More women are making their mark in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Take the leap and think about a career in STEM!
Students gathering in protest (© AP Images)

Using social media, Iranians fight for a better future

The Iranian regime cuts off internet access to shut down communication among the protesters. The world protests this tech censorship.
Illustration of seated person wearing headphones, beaming his message (State Dept./Doug Thompson)

Podcasting on the rise

As podcasting grows in popularity, it has become a means of letting individual voices outside traditional media find a large audience.
Steve Wozniak clapping (© AP Images)

Computer career classes bear Apple co-founder’s imprint

Apple co-founder and computer designer Steve Wozniak has lent his name to Woz U, an online class provider aimed at saving money for future tech workers.
Man watching drone fly (© AP Images)

President Trump opens American skies to innovative drones

Businesses will soon be able to safely test novel unmanned aerial systems — drones — as part of a new policy from the Trump administration.