Net Zero: Path to Zero Growth

Curious minds may wonder if the phrase “net zero” was cooked up by media consultants to evoke the Coke Zero brand, something nice, desirable and merely a choice. The net-zero branding has certainly worked, not only captivating the green-energy punditry but, more importantly, it has deeply and dangerously infected energy policymaking and government spending. Given the ubiquity of the term, it hardly seems necessary to define it, but “net zero” is, to put it simply,...
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History’s Digital Black Hole: Challenges to Preserving Records in the iPhone Era

Since the 17th century, newspapers have functioned as important sources of information for historians. Beginning...

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Net Zero: Path to Zero Growth

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The invention of useful artificial intelligence (AI), epitomized by   the hype over ChatGPT, is the...

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Digitization & Energy Dependency

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Would Regulation Prevent AI From Becoming an Evil Overlord?

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The Benefits & Challenges of Online Education Unlike many teachers, Shannay Witte was well prepared to deal with online instruction during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many...

Complex Maya Computations

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Facebook vs Free Markets & Innovation

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Precision Agriculture

The Future in Farming and Ranching As the state’s land-grant university, NDSU has a unique role to play in precision agriculture. Recently, Dakota Digital Review (DDR)...
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[OPINION] Atoms of the World Unite—Or Split

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