- 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. <
A Roomba recorded a woman on the toilet. How did screenshots end up on Facebook?
Robot vacuum companies say your images are safe, but a sprawling global supply chain for data from our devices creates risk.
A startup says it’s begun releasing particles into the atmosphere, in an effort to tweak the climate
Make Sunsets is already attempting to earn revenue for geoengineering, a move likely to provoke widespread criticism.
10 Breakthrough Technologies 2023
These exclusive satellite images show that Saudi Arabia’s sci-fi megacity is well underway
Weirdly, any recent work on The Line doesn’t show up on Google Maps. But we got the images anyway.
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