- Going Nuclear: The Global Picture
Three years after the Fukushima disaster, some countries are pulling back from nuclear power while others grow capacity.
- Cheap Solar Power—at Night
New solar thermal technologies could address solar power’s intermittency problem.
- A Less Resource-Intensive Way to Make Ethanol
Stanford researchers develop a copper catalyst that can efficiently convert carbon monoxide and water to ethanol.
- Why Google’s Modular Smartphone Might Actually Succeed
Google believes open hardware innovation could help it find industries and markets for its software and services.
- The Revival of Cancer Immunotherapy
An old idea for treating cancer is yielding impressive results on cancer patients—and lots of attention from drug companies.
- What Should You Do About Heartbleed? Excellent Question.
An Internet bug had massive potential security implications. But good luck getting information on whether any actual damage was done.
- The Underfunded Project Keeping the Web Secure
A security flaw affecting two-thirds of websites is a reminder that the Web relies on a poorly resourced open-source project. <
A quick guide to the most important AI law you’ve never heard of
The European Union is planning new legislation aimed at curbing the worst harms associated with artificial intelligence.
It will soon be easy for self-driving cars to hide in plain sight. We shouldn’t let them.
If they ever hit our roads for real, other drivers need to know exactly what they are.
This is the first image of the black hole at the center of our galaxy
The stunning image was made possible by linking eight existing radio observatories across the globe.
The gene-edited pig heart given to a dying patient was infected with a pig virus
The first transplant of a genetically-modified pig heart into a human may have ended prematurely because of a well-known—and avoidable—risk.
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