Robots Are So 20th Century! Here Come the Cyborgs

Friday, September 28, 2012 by Dylan Novak         The typical visionary future of a world where robots function as the human workforce is now a view of the past; instead, the new future might lie in harnessing the biotic power of animals. On August 28th, researches at N.C. State released a paper detailing their experiments with

SEC Can’t Seem to Get a Handle on Newfangled Computers

Wednesday, September 26, 2012, by Justin Mann On September 19, Emm Holdings, LLC filed a complaint in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin.  Suing under the Freedom of Information Act, the firm is seeking evidence of the SEC’s inability to regulate the exploding field of “high-frequency trading” (HFT).  HFT consists

Library of Congress Introduces New Search Engine

Wednesday, September 26, 2012, by Amanda Jones Have you ever tried to research legislation on the Library of Congress webpage?  If so, the next time you go to look up your favorite piece of legislation, you will be in for a nice surprise.  Congress recently debuted a new search engine, Congress.gov, to replace the THOMAS

San Francisco Makes Bold Move Towards Renewable Energy

Friday, September 21, 2012, by Collier Johnson II This week, San Francisco, California made a bold step to a renewable energy future.  This Tuesday, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, voted 8-3 to provide a renewable energy option to a majority of San Francisco residents.  Ironically, the plan will involve a major contract with a

California’s Controversial Cap-and-Trade Initiative

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 by Lev Gabrilovich Five years ago, California passed Assembly Bill 32 (“AB 32”), the Global Warming Solutions Act. AB 32 requires the California Air Resources Board (“CARB”) to establish a regulatory structure to monitor greenhouse gasses in California, as well as set emission targets. CARB must implement “the maximum technologically feasible

Six Strike Anti-Piracy Program Will Soon Be Released

Friday, September 14, 2012, by Reine Duffy This week it was reported that the Copyright Alert System, or “six strikes” anti-piracy program, is anticipated to arrive within the next few months. The program was first announced in July 2011 and its release was delayed at least twice since its original planned launch date of December