- Why We Will Need Genetically Modified Foods
Climate change will make it increasingly difficult to feed the world. Biotech crops will have an essential role in ensuring that there’s enough to eat.
- Thinking in Silicon
Microchips modeled on the brain may excel at tasks that baffle today’s computers.
- Google’s Latest Robot Acquisition Is the Smartest Yet
In buying Boston Dynamics, Google has gained an impressive edge in robot locomotion.
- Data Mining Exposes Embarrassing Problems for Massive Open Online Courses
Not only does student participation decline dramatically throughout the new generation of Web-based courses, but the involvement of teachers in online discussions makes it worse.
- Too Much Information
Are we prepared to know the genetic flaws of the unborn?
- Biodegradable Batteries to Power Smart Medical Devices
Prototype batteries that dissolve safely in the body could power ingested devices.
- GMOs Are Green
Genetically modified crops will allow farming practices closer to the ideals of the organic movement. <
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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