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But are the country’s next-generation power lines a clean-power play or a global power move?
Kebotix is using AI and robotics to brainstorm—and then test—novel compounds.
The firm will pit its Bristlecone quantum processor against a classical supercomputer early next year and see which comes out on top.
At Ethereum’s annual developer conference, its founder tells us why his technology can only be truly decentralized if it stops depending on him.
With the growth in e-sports, more gamers are investing in some personal tuition to help them progress. We paid a Fortnite coach to teach us his top tips.
An MIT experiment is handing a single person’s free will to the crowd to test how the digital hive mind works.
Could a new battery designed for the demands of aviation solve one of the hardest problems in the climate puzzle?
The fiber-optic cables carrying data across the internet are vulnerable to hacking. Two US initiatives aim to fix that by creating super-secure quantum transmissions.
Millions of people in 233 countries weighed in on whose lives self-driving cars should prioritize, revealing how much ethics diverge across cultures.
One day, gene therapy may help with the rarest of diseases. Some parents aren’t waiting.
Are we designing inequality into our genes?
The Amazon-owned security company says neighborhoods that use its products are safer, but the studies are unclear at best
Your life span is written in your DNA, and we’re learning to read the code.
Your family and friends will be able to interact with a digital “you” that doles out advice—even when you’re gone.
But can any company afford to manufacture one-off medical treatments?
A new wave of chatbots are replacing physicians and providing frontline medical advice—but are they as good as the real thing?
Analyzing the way you type and scroll can reveal as much as a psychological test.
We’ve been using it to type for 144 years. Here’s why it works, and what it would take for us to give it up.
Even the best AI programs still make stupid mistakes. So DARPA is launching a competition to remedy the field’s most glaring flaw.
A simulation lets autonomous cars experience situations that are too dangerous to try in reality.