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New pricing schemes, content deals, and technologies are challenging net neutrality.
- Next-Generation Consumer 3-D Printer Arrives, but a Lawsuit Looms
Formlabs is bringing down the costs of a better 3-D printing technique, but it must survive a patent lawsuit.
- The Machine-Readable Workforce
Companies are analyzing more data to guide how they hire, recruit, and promote their employees.
- Trained on Jeopardy, Watson Is Headed for Your Pocket
The software that obliterated human champions on Jeopardy will now be talking to customers of banks and other companies through websites and mobile apps.
- Wanted for the Internet of Things: Ant-Sized Computers
A computer two millimeters square is the start of an effort to make chips that can put computer power just about anywhere for the vaunted “Internet of Things.”
- A Tiny Cell-Phone Transmitter Takes Root in Rural Africa
Rural areas could benefit greatly from a rugged outdoor base station.
- The Latest Artificial Heart: Part Cow, Part Machine
A French company is preparing to test a complex artificial heart that combines biology with machinery. <
These materials were meant to revolutionize the solar industry. Why hasn’t it happened?
Perovskites are promising, but real-world conditions have held them back.
Why China is still obsessed with disinfecting everything
Most public health bodies dealing with covid have long since moved on from the idea of surface transmission. China’s didn’t—and that helps it control the narrative about the disease’s origins and danger.
Anti-aging drugs are being tested as a way to treat covid
Drugs that rejuvenate our immune systems and make us biologically younger could help protect us from the disease’s worst effects.
A quick guide to the most important AI law you’ve never heard of
The European Union is planning new legislation aimed at curbing the worst harms associated with artificial intelligence.
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