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The Fukushima disaster led Japan to shut down nuclear power plants, but three years of rising costs and carbon dioxide emissions are forcing it to reverse course.
- A Cheaper Route to Making Chemicals from CO2
A startup says it has a more efficient process to use carbon dioxide for making valuable chemical feedstocks.
- Microbes and Metabolites Fuel an Ambitious Aging Project
Craig Venter’s new company wants to improve human longevity by creating the world’s largest, most comprehensive database of genetic and physiological information.
- From Leaker to Speaker
Edward Snowden appeared via secure video to motivate developers at SXSW.
- Tech Companies Shine Some Light on National Security Requests
“Transparency reports” reveal insights about the requests made in the name of national security—including information that was previously kept secret.
- Entrepreneur Hopes to Use Interference to Improve the Mobile Internet
WebTV’s creator thinks his forthcoming wireless technology will give us faster, better mobile Internet access.
- The $1 Origami Microscope
A low-cost microscope made from folded paper and a cheap lens could revolutionize education and health care in the developing world. <
DeepMind’s cofounder: Generative AI is just a phase. What’s next is interactive AI.
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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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