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Global Energy Network

World peace through sharing electrons

One of Buckminster Fuller's seldom-discussed ideas involved interconnecting the world's electrical grids. Surprisingly, this could lead to cheaper energy for everyone, and maybe even better international relations.

Invisible Computing

Putting information processing in its place

By thinking first about the tasks humans need to accomplish, technology companies can adapt computers and electronic devices to be more like appliances, fading into the background and requiring less of our attention.

Iris Scans

A new angle on photo identification

Your eye's iris patterns are more likely to be unique than your fingerprints, making iris scanning a promising biometric tool for verifying that you are who you claim to be.

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Take Control of Your Digital Photos

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Digital cameras make it easy to take way too many pictures. Need help sorting, organizing, storing, and managing them? We've got a great book for you—and Interesting Thing of the Day readers can save 30% on it.

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