- The Numbers Behind Japan’s Renewed Embrace of Nuclear
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. <
Toronto wants to kill the smart city forever
The city wants to get right what Sidewalk Labs got so wrong.
Saudi Arabia plans to spend $1 billion a year discovering treatments to slow aging
The oil kingdom fears that its population is aging at an accelerated rate and hopes to test drugs to reverse the problem. First up might be the diabetes drug metformin.
Yann LeCun has a bold new vision for the future of AI
One of the godfathers of deep learning pulls together old ideas to sketch out a fresh path for AI, but raises as many questions as he answers.
The dark secret behind those cute AI-generated animal images
Google Brain has revealed its own image-making AI, called Imagen. But don't expect to see anything that isn't wholesome.
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