- 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. <
This startup wants to copy you into an embryo for organ harvesting
With plans to create realistic synthetic embryos, grown in jars, Renewal Bio is on a journey to the horizon of science and ethics.
VR is as good as psychedelics at helping people reach transcendence
On key metrics, a VR experience elicited a response indistinguishable from subjects who took medium doses of LSD or magic mushrooms.
This nanoparticle could be the key to a universal covid vaccine
Ending the covid pandemic might well require a vaccine that protects against any new strains. Researchers may have found a strategy that will work.
This artist is dominating AI-generated art. And he’s not happy about it.
Greg Rutkowski is a more popular prompt than Picasso.
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