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This man’s quest to understand memory starts with obsessive bodycam recording and brain-wave tracking

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By-products include striking short films that speed up and slow down along in response to body signals.

Forget about VR in the living room; this summer it’s on waterslides and in arcades

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 09:30
VR technology hasn’t been a hit with consumers, so companies are taking it everywhere from specially built arenas to airports.

Meet Oasis Labs, the blockchain startup Silicon Valley is buzzing about

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 11:03
Combining software with something the company calls “trusted hardware” will vastly expand what smart contracts can do.

California’s plan to integrate the West Coast grid is a great idea – that could easily backfire

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 11:04
The state leading the clean energy charge could wind up importing coal power from Wyoming.

The US may have just pulled even with China in the race to build supercomputing’s next big thing

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 07:00
The two countries are vying to build an exascale computer that could lead to significant advances in many scientific fields.

Bitcoin’s inherent economics could keep it from ever being very important

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 17:30
A new analysis shows how the cost of securing Bitcoin will constrain its growth.

Inside the effort to print lungs and breathe life into them with stem cells

Thu, 06/28/2018 - 07:00
Martine Rothblatt wants to end transplant shortages with 3-D-printed lungs.

35 Innovators Under 35

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 10:00
Better gene editing. Cheaper solar cells. Stretchable electronics. And smarter robots. Meet Jonas Cleveland, CEO of COSY, and the rest of our 2018 list of 35 Innovators Under 35.

Gary Reback: Technology’s trustbuster

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 08:30
Big-money politics is making it harder than ever to tame Big Tech.

Tierra y libertad

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 06:30
Science fiction: a robot rebellion in the pistachio fields.

Phoenix will no longer be Phoenix if Waymo’s driverless-car experiment succeeds

Tue, 06/26/2018 - 07:00
Shared autonomous vehicles could transform American cities built around car ownership.

Confessions of an accidental job destroyer

Tue, 06/26/2018 - 06:00
Behind every piece of automation is a human who made it happen.

This is how the robot uprising finally begins

Mon, 06/25/2018 - 07:00
AI and robotics have been separate fields up to now. Combining them could transform manufacturing and warehousing— and take AI to the next level.

Rebuilding Germany’s centuries-old vocational program

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 07:00
The Ausbildung is widely touted as an example other countries should follow. But it’s struggling to keep up with technological change.

Why robots helped Donald Trump win

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 07:00
Toledo has more robots per worker than any other US city. They’re producing a healthy economy—and lots of anxiety.

Basic income could work—if you do it Canada-style

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 07:00
A Canadian province is giving people money with no strings attached—revealing both the appeal and the limitations of the idea.

Basic income could work—if you do it Canada-style

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 07:00
A Canadian province is giving people a basic income, no strings attached—revealing both the appeal and the limitations of the idea.

It’s time to rein in the data barons

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 07:00
Facebook, Amazon, and Google will resist attempts to restrain their market power. But for the sake of our collective prosperity and our personal privacy, it’s a fight we can’t afford to lose.

Keeping America first in quantum computing means avoiding these five big mistakes

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 14:30
Potential pitfalls include putting the military in charge and spraying too much money around.

From rust belt to robot belt: Turning AI into jobs in the US heartland

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 07:00
Artificial intelligence is offering an amazing opportunity to increase prosperity, but whether or not ­we will seize it is our choice.

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