- The Future of Graphics and Gaming
See the best new ideas in computer graphics and interaction from last week’s Siggraph conference.
- Adapting Old-Style Phone Wires for Superfast Internet
Alcatel-Lucent has demonstrated fiber-like data-transfer speeds over telephone wiring—but will ISPs adopt it?
- New Forms That Function Better
Design software helps architects create grand projects with fanciful forms. It’s time to put the technology to better use.
- Infographic: The World’s Technology Hubs
Regions around the world are competing to be the next centers of technological innovation. In a global map, we grade eight of them.
- If Facebook Can Profit from Your Data, Why Can’t You?
Reputation.com says it’s ready to unveil a place where people can offer personal information to marketers in return for discounts and other perks.
- Chromecast Review: Finally, an Easy Way to Watch the Web on TV
With Chromecast—a simple streaming dongle—Google may have found the perfect way to bring online videos to your TV.
- Hybrid Solar Power Works Even When It’s Not Sunny
The government’s energy research agency is spending $30 million to demonstrate cheap solar power that’s available day and night. <
These weird virtual creatures evolve their bodies to solve problems
They show how intelligence and body plans are closely linked—and could unlock AI for robots.
Surgeons have successfully tested a pig’s kidney in a human patient
The test, in a brain-dead patient, was very short but represents a milestone in the long quest to use animal organs in human transplants.
Is everything in the world a little bit conscious?
The idea that consciousness is widespread is attractive to many for intellectual and, perhaps, also emotional
reasons. But can it be tested? Surprisingly, perhaps it can.
We reviewed three at-home covid tests. The results were mixed.
Over-the-counter coronavirus tests are finally available in the US. Some are more accurate and easier to use than others.
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