Science and Technology Innovation Program

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Beyond Google: The Dark Side of the Internet

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May 12, 2015
The number of non-indexed internet sites is estimated to be 500 times larger than what a search engine can reveal. Wilson Center Public Policy Fellow Daniel Sui is attempting to uncover the dark side of the Internet that is a conduit for all types of illegal and often dangerous activity. more

Crowdsourcing, Citizen Science, and the Law: Legal Issues Affecting Federal Agencies

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Apr 20, 2015
This report reviews legal and regulatory issues that federal agencies face when they engage in citizen science and crowdsourcing activities. more
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Science Hack Day: Coming Soon to DC

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Apr 13, 2015
What is “Science Hack Day” and why is it coming to Washington, DC? Elizabeth Tyson joins us to discuss a global movement that is intended to encourage collaboration and unleash creativity. And for those interested, you may even choose to participate. That’s the focus of this edition of Wilson Center NOW. more

DC Science Hack Day 2015

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May 16, 2015 // 9:00amMay 17, 2015 // 5:00pm
Science Hack Day is a 48-hour-all-night event where anyone excited about making weird, silly or serious things with science comes together in the same physical space to see what they can prototype within 24 consecutive hours. Designers, developers, scientists and anyone who is excited about making things with science are welcome to attend – no experience in science or hacking is necessary, just an insatiable curiosity. more

Nudging Our Way towards Energy Efficiency: Psychology, Behavior and the Environment

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April 23, 2015 // 12:30pm2:00pm
Even as society seeks to improve overall energy efficiency, we make individual decisions every day that have a wasteful effect on our energy use, from driving rather than walking short distances to leaving our computers on when not in use. Please join us for a candid discussion about how psychology and behavioral economics can begin to address our most pressing energy and environmental challenges – and how this can potentially improve policy choices in government and beyond. more

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