Chicago Tonight et al.
30
Sep
2015

This month's announcement of a $3.1 million National Science Foundation for Array of Things inspired a wave of enthusiastic coverage about the urban sensing project. The plan to install 500 sensor nodes, collecting data on Chicago's environment, infrastructure, and activity, was touted as an important step towards creating a "smart city," boosting data-driven public policy and community engagement. 

09
Sep
2015

Today, a scientist's most desired citation may be from a publication not often thought of as prestigious: Wikipedia. While the open, user-curated encyclopedia may have occasional credibility issues, it remains the first source many people -- even scientists themselves -- consult when faced with an unfamiliar topic. As such, a Wikipedia reference may expose more people to a particular research finding than any citation from a scientific journal.