The Brain’s Inner Language
A profile of a neuroscientist who studies the anatomy and function of the visual cortex in mice explains what large collaborative research efforts are doing to understand how neurons process information.
—Susan Young, biomedicine editor
3D Model of a Boy’s Heart Speeds Up Life-Saving Operation
With help from 3-D printing, a surgeon saves a life.
—Colby Wheeler, manager of information technology
How Covert Agents Infiltrate the Internet to Manipulate, Deceive, and Destroy Reputations
Western intelligence services are distorting and influencing Internet discourse.
—Jason Pontin, editor in chief and publisher
Artist Uses Google Glass to Interact with Museum Visitors
Through the lens of Google Glass, art goes meta.
—J. Juniper Friedman, editorial assistant
Why “Big Data” Is a Big Deal
Harvard Magazine’s deep dive into the myriad reasons big data matters.
—Kyanna Sutton, senior Web producer
The Science of Solitary Confinement
A quick take on the “troubling neurological implications of long-term isolation” in U.S. prisons.
Publishers Withdraw More than 120 Gibberish Papers
Apparently, it’s surprisingly easy to get computer-generated nonsense published in conference proceedings.
—Linda Lowenthal, copy chief
Big Data, Big Business, Big Brother?
A good explainer on the implications of big data.
—Rob Finley, West Coast advertising sales executive
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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