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If You Can’t Beat ‘em … Hire ‘em

Cliff Stearns - Apr 24, 2015

When we think “cyberattack,” most of us probably envision some combination of Hollywood-quality computer set-ups, deft hacking maneuvers and complex coding methods. The reality is much simpler – and starker.

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American Consumers See Bright Future for Solar Energy

Jessyca Sheehan - Apr 23, 2015

We still have a long way to go before solar energy is a dominant source powering our nation’s homes. New research by Clean Edge and SolarCity surveying clean energy attitudes and perceptions among U.S. homeowners, however, suggests that the trend toward energy diversification and more renewables – particularly solar energy – will very much continue.

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Departmental Elections: What's Next?

Nicolas Bouvier - Apr 23, 2015

As part of the Political Snapshots series published over the past few years after every major election, APCO Worldwide France has produced an update on France’s departmental elections and its elected officials.

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The UX of Things

Dave Burke - Apr 21, 2015

The explosion of Internet-connected things — watches and Whistles, Fitbits and Fuels, Mothers and Sproutlings, Rings and Dashes — means that user experience designers need to get more judicious when deciding how they call attention to themselves, lest our connected homes become a cacophony of beeps, flashes and buzzes.

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Our Energy Future in 2035 Depends on New Technologies, Talent, and Mindsets

Maggie Brown - Apr 20, 2015

The energy economy of 2035 will be driven by incredible advances in technological innovations that promise to radically alter the energy industry as we know it, and will only intensify over time.

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Earthrise 1968 to Earth Day 2015: Solar Energy Continues to Amaze

Bob Bissen - Apr 19, 2015

On Christmas Eve 1968, NASA astronaut Bill Anders, orbiting the moon on board Apollo 8, took the first photo of Earth rising over the horizon of another celestial body. That photo – known as Earthrise, widely regarded as one of the most iconic photos of the 20th Century – is believed by many to have been the impetus for launching the environmental movement. Whether or not that’s the case, less than 16 months later the first Earth Day was celebrated on April 22, 1970.

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Beyond 1962: How to Upgrade the Sino-Indian Relationship

Peter Martin - Apr 15, 2015

The relationship between China and India will be one of the most important of this century. Their interactions will help to determine the future of globalization, international institutions, and U.S. power.

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