- Google’s Robot Recruits Dominate DARPA’s Rescue Challenge
Two companies acquired by Google demonstrate remarkable feats of agility and dexterity (albeit slowly) at a competition held in Florida.
- Kalashnikov’s Legacy
A 2005 story in MIT Technology Review explained the ubiquity of the AK-47.
- 2013: The Year in Internet Stories
Fitness bands, watches, smoke detectors: what will be put online next?
- 2013: The Best Biomedicine Stories of the Year
A push for new brain-mapping technology and a ban on some gene patents showcase ongoing advances in biomedical technology.
- Q&A with James Kuffner, Google Robotics Researcher
At a military contest in Miami, a Google scientist discusses the future of robotics.
- Novel Circuit Shrinks Laptop Chargers, Could Improve Appliance Efficiency
A new kind of power adapter is barely bigger than a plug.
- 2013: The Year in Communications
Along with NSA spying revelations, 2013 brought faster wireless technologies, global connectivity expansion, and new communications business models. <
This startup wants to copy you into an embryo for organ harvesting
With plans to create realistic synthetic embryos, grown in jars, Renewal Bio is on a journey to the horizon of science and ethics.
This artist is dominating AI-generated art. And he’s not happy about it.
Greg Rutkowski is a more popular prompt than Picasso.
VR is as good as psychedelics at helping people reach transcendence
On key metrics, a VR experience elicited a response indistinguishable from subjects who took medium doses of LSD or magic mushrooms.
This nanoparticle could be the key to a universal covid vaccine
Ending the covid pandemic might well require a vaccine that protects against any new strains. Researchers may have found a strategy that will work.
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