- An Artificial Hand with Real Feelings
A new nerve interface can simulate a sense of touch from 20 spots on a prosthetic hand.
- Colored Plastic Doubles Solar Cell Power
Using plastic to absorb light could lower the cost of solar power.
- How to Burst the “Filter Bubble” That Protects Us from Opposing Views
Computer scientists have discovered a way to number-crunch an individual’s own preferences to recommend content from others with opposing views. The goal? To burst the “filter bubble” that surrounds us with people we like and content we agree with.
- Separating Hype from Reality on Amazon’s Drones
Amazon says it wants to offer 30-minute drone delivery. But companies actually working on the technology outline the limitations.
- Why Is Google Buying So Many Robot Startups?
Forget robotic product delivery. As usual for Google, I suspect it’s all about the data.
- A Pill Filled with Bacteria Instead of Drugs
Delivering healthy bacteria in a pill could help patients harboring out-of-balance microbial communities.
- Diagnosis for Healthcare.gov: Unrealistic Technology Expectations
The website for the Affordable Care Act was doomed by an inordinately complex setup that tried to link disparate databases in real time. <
How AI is reinventing what computers are
Three key ways artificial intelligence is changing what it means to compute.
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.
A horrifying new AI app swaps women into porn videos with a click
Deepfake researchers have long feared the day this would arrive.
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.
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