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Materials scientist Gerd Ceder is overseeing a research effort to extend the capabilities of the dominant form of energy storage, using a new class of compounds.
Going mainstream could be disastrous for the currency, if traders treat it like a conventional asset.
A startup called Rigetti Computing is linking quantum computers with classical ones in a new cloud service
That’s the view of security expert Bruce Schneier, who fears lives will be lost in a cyber disaster unless governments act swiftly.
Depending on solar and wind without nuclear, carbon capture, or other “firm low-carbon resources” would be extremely expensive, MIT researchers find.
A startup invests in a way to keep people younger, despite doubts about its science.
And one fundamental question that should underlie tomorrow’s Congressional testimony.
But first we need to convince companies to build nuclear plants at all.
The state is on the verge of passing a rule requiring 100 percent of its electricity to come from carbon-free sources.
A technique called Mendelian randomization could be the revolutionary tool drug companies have been waiting for.
Freelance cybersleuths can help companies find flaws in their code. But the bug hunters could fall afoul of anti-hacking laws.
The first Obama campaign kicked off a technological revolution in electioneering. Where is it going next?
21st-century digital evangelists had a lot in common with early Christians and Russian revolutionaries.
The AI advances that brought you Alexa are teaching propaganda how to talk.
Long before the internet, hate speech flourished in echo chambers of a different kind.
Maps of Twitter activity show how political polarization manifests online and why divides are so hard to bridge.
vTaiwan is a promising experiment in participatory governance. But politics is blocking it from getting greater traction.
Here’s how China rules using data, AI, and internet surveillance.