Stimulation Restores Some Function for 4 Paralyzed Men
The video and interactive graphic help round out the hopes and hows of USA Today’s story on an experimental treatment for people with spinal cord injuries.
—Susan Young, biomedicine editor
The Sooam animal cloning facility has cloned hundreds of dogs, cows, and other animals. Nature asks whether its successes can also revive the career of Woo Suk Hwang, the South Korean stem-cell researcher convicted of fraud.
Land Rover’s Transparent Hood Is Technology from the Future: Video
Land Rover has made a “transparent hood” using a web of cameras to project an image onto the windshield of the area just in front of and beneath the nose of a car.
—Shaun Calhoun, senior software engineer
Q&A: EMA on Oculus Rift, Sci-Fi Punk, and Social Media Dystopias
Great interview with Erika M. Anderson, better known as EMA, whose sophomore record, The Future’s Void, came out this week.
—Kyanna Sutton, senior Web producer
Meet Charles O’Rear, the Man who Shot the Windows XP ‘Bliss’ Wallpaper
A chance pic of a cloudy day in wine country has become one the world’s most recognized photographs.
—J. Juniper Friedman, editorial assistant
Why Everybody Who Doesn’t Hate Bitcoin Loves It
Much love for virtual currency. I am still not so sure, though.
—J. Juniper Friedman
The Depth of the Problem
Engaging WaPo graphic shows just how deep three miles is. Challenge to retrieve Malaysia airlines black box.
The Big Patent Lawsuit Settlement Memo You’re Not Supposed to See
Universities hiring patent trolls to prosecute patent estates.
10 Breakthrough Technologies 2024
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Scientists are finding signals of long covid in blood. They could lead to new treatments.
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AI for everything: 10 Breakthrough Technologies 2024
Generative AI tools like ChatGPT reached mass adoption in record time, and reset the course of an entire industry.
OpenAI teases an amazing new generative video model called Sora
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