- Printing Batteries
New inks and tools allow 3-D printing of lithium-ion technology.
- Software Mines Science Papers to Make New Discoveries
Software digests thousands of research papers to accurately identify proteins that could be productive targets for new cancer drugs.
- Are Electric Vehicles a Fire Hazard?
Lithium-ion batteries have risks, but they can be managed to prevent fires in EVs.
- Fitness Trackers Still Need to Work Out Kinks
The latest fitness-tracking wristbands need to get in better shape before they’ll earn a spot on my wrist.
- Quantum Light Harvesting Hints at Entirely New Form of Computing
Light harvesting in plants and bacteria cannot be properly explained by classical processes or by quantum ones. Now complexity theorists say the answer is a delicate interplay of both, an idea that could transform computation.
- Online Anonymity in a Box, for $49
A cheap device called the Safeplug makes it easy to use the Tor anonymity network at home.
- The Internet of Things, Unplugged and Untethered
A startup called Iotera wants to let you track your pets, your kids, or your belongings without relying on commercial wireless networks. <
A horrifying new AI app swaps women into porn videos with a click
Deepfake researchers have long feared the day this would arrive.
The worst technology of 2021
Face filters, billionaires in space, and home-buying algorithms that overpay all made our annual list of technology gone wrong.
The radical intervention that might save the “doomsday” glacier
Researchers are exploring whether building massive berms or unfurling underwater curtains could hold back the warm waters degrading ice sheets.
In a further blow to the China Initiative, prosecutors move to dismiss a high-profile case
MIT professor Gang Chen was one of the most prominent scientists charged under the China Initiative, a Justice Department effort meant to counter economic espionage and national security threats.
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