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The White House issued its first-ever college scorecard this week.  It’s a website designed to help people compare costs and offerings across all the public and private colleges and universities in the country.  It’s a tool that its designers hope will be useful in connecting schools with their future students.

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Computers today are doing things that we thought were impossible, even just a few years ago.  They're doing everything from study legal briefs to driving cars, to vacuuming the house.  And that has society edging toward a tipping point.

"We've reached a point where the technology is now so advanced that it is eliminating jobs faster than it's creating new ones. That has never happened before," says Fortune magazine's senior editor at large Geoff Colvin

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It’s probably safe to say that fans of science fiction are fans of technology. From Star Trek or Doctor Who to the novels of Isaac Azimov or Ernest Cline, technology plays a major role. Usually the capabilities described in those books or TV series are far more advanced than anything we currently use or could even imagine.

However, reality has been rapidly catching up with fiction over the past 20 years, and along with it have come ethical and moral questions only confronted in fictional worlds.

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The holidays have just passed, and if you're already bored with that tablet or new phone you got for Christmas, you can​ take some solace in what's happening this week in Las Vegas. The annual Consumer Electronics Show is underway and gives the world a glimpse at what might be on wish lists next year, or the year after that.

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The most recent data put the unemployment rate at 5.4 percent - with job creation numbers in Wisconsin remaining below the national rate.

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Last week, Apple made its latest major splash in the consumer electronics world when it unveiled the iPhone 6 and the Apple Watch.

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Most of us want the latest and greatest in technology and so consign our old telephones to the recycle bin once the newer models come out - but not Madison's Pat Carew.

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We all know X-rays can help doctors see our bones and teeth, but a team of UWM scientists will be using one revolutionary X-ray machine to look at something slightly smaller: our molecules.

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As distance learning is transforming education, another aspect to virtual education is also gaining a foothold, as big name universities extend their brand. 

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People who use Milwaukee’s east side library will have to visit a temporary site for the next 15 months.

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