Software that turns data into written text could help us make sense of a coming tsunami of data.
A true AI might ruin the world—but that assumes it’s possible at all.
Fast DNA-sequencing machines are leading to simple blood tests for cancer.
A promising advance that came to nothing suggests what it will take to make cheap batteries for electric cars.
Will ultrasound-on-a-chip make medical imaging so cheap that anyone can do it?
A variety of new digital filters will make a photograph look vintage. The inauthenticity of the effect is irrelevant: it’s enough to evoke an audience’s sense of the past.
Nano particles could prevent buildings and bridges from suffering serious structural damage.