- 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. <
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.
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.
A horrifying new AI app swaps women into porn videos with a click
Deepfake researchers have long feared the day this would arrive.
The covid tech that is intimately tied to China’s surveillance state
Heat-sensing cameras and face recognition systems may help fight covid-19—but they also make us complicit in the high-tech oppression of Uyghurs.
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