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Apps That Hint at a Fanciful Fake Future

21 hours 16 min ago
A new wave of mobile AR and VR apps is here, and these are the ones you need to check out.

Farmers Seek to Deploy Powerful Gene Drive

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 00:00
A technology feared for its potential as a bioweapon is attracting interest from farmers as a way to control pests.

To Eliminate Fruit Flies, California Farmers Eye Controversial Genetic Tool

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 00:00
A technology feared for its potential as a bioweapon is attracting interest from farmers as a way to control pests.

Can China Contain Bitcoin?

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 00:00
It is trying. But the cryptocurrency is bigger than any country, even the one where it has been most popular.

The Man with a Plan to Upgrade the Democrats

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 00:00
Raffi Krikorian, the CTO of the Democratic National Committee, is out to beat hackers—and the Republicans.

The Demise of Net Neutrality Will Harm Innovation in America

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 12:35
Congress needs to move fast to limit the damage.

Behind South Korea’s Cryptocurrency Boom

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 00:00
The country is a hub for trading virtual currencies despite a government clampdown and North Korean cyberattacks.

This VR Exhibit Lets You Connect with the Human Side of War

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 00:00
A pioneering photojournalist hopes VR can restore war photography’s dramatic power to influence and inform us.

Google Has Released an AI Tool That Makes Sense of Your Genome

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 17:05
AI tools could help us turn information gleaned from genetic sequencing into life-saving therapies.

Surge of Carbon Pricing Proposals Coming in the New Year

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 00:00
The state measures could save hundreds of millions of tons in carbon emissions over the next decade.

Hacking Back Makes a Comeback—But It’s Still a Really Bad Idea

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 00:00
Some politicians want to make it legal for individuals and companies in America to pursue digital assailants.

The Surgeon Who Wants to Connect You to the Internet with a Brain Implant

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 00:00
Eric Leuthardt believes that in the near future we will allow doctors to insert electrodes into our brains so we can communicate directly with computers and each other.

AI Is Dreaming Up New Kinds of Video Games

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 00:00
AI programs that imagine new games show how the creative arts may evolve.

How High-Tech Mirrors Can Send Heat Into Space

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 00:00
SkyCool’s advanced materials could reinvent air conditioning and refrigeration—cutting costs and greenhouse gases in the process.

A Blockchain for Turkeys Is More Than a Thanksgiving Gimmick

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 00:00
Food companies have big plans for the technology.

Finally, a Useful Application for VR: Training Employees

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 00:00
It’s not that glamorous, but everyone from Walmart to the NFL is using it.

To Make Solar Really Work, Turn Up the Heat

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 00:00
Researchers say it’s the only way to make concentrated solar efficient and affordable.

To Make Solar Really Work, Turn Up the Heat

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 00:00
Researchers say it’s the only way to make concentrated solar efficient and affordable.

A Path to Competitive Solar Thermal Power

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 00:00
Researchers at national labs and companies are exploring ways to make concentrated solar power more efficient and affordable, all of which require turning up the heat.

The Race to Power AI’s Silicon Brains

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 00:00
Chip startups see AI as a once-in-a-lifetime chance to build big businesses. Many won’t make it.

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