- Global Patent Map Reveals the Structure of Technological Progress
By mapping the way patents cite each other, network scientists have been able to study how different technologies rely on each other and how new technologies emerge.
- Samsung Smart Watch May Have a Long Way to Go
A sneak peek at Samsung’s Galaxy Gear smart watch suggests that other smart watches could still compete.
- How Advanced Solar Cells Work
Flexible, efficient solar cells will make solar power cheaper.
- Stop Saying Robots Are Destroying Jobs—They Aren’t
Many experts would have us believe that robots and other technologies are behind the job drought. That couldn’t be further from the truth.
- Opioids without Addiction
Nektar Therapeutics is developing a painkiller that may enter the brain too slowly to be abused.
- Intel’s Laser Chips Could Make Data Centers Run Better
Silicon chips with optical technology allow a new form of superfast data connection.
- We Need a Moore’s Law for Medicine
Technology is the primary cause of our skyrocketing health-care costs. It could also be the cure. <
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.
It will soon be easy for self-driving cars to hide in plain sight. We shouldn’t let them.
If they ever hit our roads for real, other drivers need to know exactly what they are.
This is the first image of the black hole at the center of our galaxy
The stunning image was made possible by linking eight existing radio observatories across the globe.
The gene-edited pig heart given to a dying patient was infected with a pig virus
The first transplant of a genetically-modified pig heart into a human may have ended prematurely because of a well-known—and avoidable—risk.
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