- 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. <
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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