Forget robotic product delivery. As usual for Google, I suspect it’s all about the data.
Computer scientists have discovered a way to number-crunch an individual’s own preferences to recommend content from others with opposing views. The goal? To burst the “filter bubble” that surrounds us with people we like and content that we agree with.
An Icelandic company figures out how to make methanol from waste carbon dioxide, but the economics may not work without a nearby volcano.
Qualcomm shows how a smart watch can make sense: by offering only limited functions.
A Boston startup wants to create precise genome-editing treatments that can address more types of disease than previous gene therapy methods.
A startup’s new process could make fuel from algae as cheap as petroleum.
Delivering healthy bacteria in a pill could help patients harboring out-of-balance microbial communities.
Currencies designed to fix perceived flaws in Bitcoin could lead to competition that makes the idea of digital “cryptocurrency” stick.
Soft contact lenses could display information to the wearer and provide continuous medical monitoring.