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Bitcoin’s inherent economics could keep it from ever being very important

A new analysis shows how the cost of securing Bitcoin will constrain its growth.

Rewriting Life

Inside the effort to print lungs and breathe life into them with stem cells

Martine Rothblatt wants to end transplant shortages with 3-D-printed lungs.


35 Innovators Under 35

Better gene editing. Cheaper solar cells. Stretchable electronics. And smarter robots. Meet Jonas Cleveland, CEO of COSY, and the rest of our 2018 list of 35 Innovators Under 35.

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