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January 7th, 2022

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A Fearless Critic: Michael Wilmington (1946-2022)

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Hearing the sad news late last night of the passing of film critic Michael Wilmington, I thought immediately of another self-made, unflappable, larger than life figure. Like Augie March, Wilmington “touched all sides.” “He was a great actor who wandered off in... More »

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Dignified Defiance: Sidney Poitier (1927-2022)

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They called him Sidney Poitier. A bewitching ball of charisma and charm, the Bahamian-American actor whose debonair frame sometimes belied his force of will didn’t merely break down barriers, he obliterated them. He rose from respected theatrical thespian to H... More »

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Building Better Qubits

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While growing up in Germany, Heike Riel helped her father design and build furniture in the family workshop. She says the experience taught her that “precision and creativity are necessary to build something excellent.” “Working as a furniture maker was actual... More »

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The 10 Best Gadgets of CES 2022

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As COVID-19 cases continue rising due to the rapid spread of the Omicron variant, this year’s CES was once again different from years past—some in-person events went on as planned in Las Vegas, but several big names in the tech world, like Google, Intel and Mi... More »

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Video Friday: Welcome to 2022

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Your weekly selection of awesome robot videosVideo Friday is your weekly selection of awesome robotics videos, collected by your friends at IEEE Spectrum robotics. We’ll also be posting a weekly calendar of upcoming robotics events for the next few months; her... More »

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The Connection to Old Hollywood: Peter Bogdanovich (1939-2022)

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“You have written the truest thing ever published about me…in English.” Those were the words that started Peter Bogdanovich’s life. They made him a world-renowned author and storyteller, a writer and director, a highly sought actor, a magnet for tragedy, and t... More »

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E-Waste is a Cybersecurity Problem, Too

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Many of us have obsolete devices relegated to the backs of our drawers, little museums of the technology of days long past. These forgotten laptops and phones seem like merely quaint relics, but if they’re not disposed of correctly, they can leak two different... More »

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Photos of the week ending Jan. 7, 2022

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This week began with a snowstorm that helped usher in the new year, followed by a blizzard of reminders of last year’s Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. The Senate is back, and the House will return in earnest next week as 2022 gets going in Washington. Here’s a l... More »

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Barley Thumbprint Cookies

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These little gems are chewy, clock in with just the right amount of sweetness, and have a pleasantly nutty flavor. The magic? Barley flour. More »

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