- A Robotic Hand, This Time with Feeling
A man with a robotic hand can now feel varying degrees of pressure thanks to an implant that connects with the nerves in his arm.
- Burning the U.K.’s Plutonium Stockpile Could Fast-Track New Reactors
GE’s nuclear waste-burning PRISM reactors get a new chance at commercialization.
- Does Bill Gates Still Know What Computer Users Want?
Microsoft’s new CEO, Satya Nadella, will work with Bill Gates to define new products.
- Why Google Kept Motorola’s Research Lab
Motorola Mobility’s sale to Lenovo only looks like a loss—the patents were cheap, and Google might yet advance wearables, home devices, and modular phone hardware.
- Solar Thermal Technology Poses Challenges for Drought-Stricken California
Reducing water consumption at solar thermal plants raises costs and decreases power production.
- Quantum Internet: First Teleportation to a Solid-State Quantum Memory
A European team of physicists has demonstrated a device that can teleport quantum information to a solid-state quantum memory over telecom fiber, a crucial capability for any future quantum Internet.
- Why the Promise of Cheap Fuel from Super Bugs Fell Short
The sell-off of synthetic biology pioneer LS9 goes to show that making biofuels from genetically engineered microbes has yet to deliver economically. <
DeepMind’s cofounder: Generative AI is just a phase. What’s next is interactive AI.
“This is a profound moment in the history of technology,” says Mustafa Suleyman.
What to know about this autumn’s covid vaccines
New variants will pose a challenge, but early signs suggest the shots will still boost antibody responses.
Human-plus-AI solutions mitigate security threats
With the right human oversight, emerging technologies like artificial intelligence can help keep business and customer data secure
Next slide, please: A brief history of the corporate presentation
From million-dollar slide shows to Steve Jobs’s introduction of the iPhone, a bit of show business never hurt plain old business.
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